Suzuki has released official images of the Baleno, ahead of its premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Based off the iK-2 concept, which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this year, the Balenoâ€™s design is not too different from the concept.
The headlights and grille areÂ almost the same as the ones seen on the concept butÂ the internal elements of the headlamps vary a little. The front bumper and air dam on the concept have been reworked, while the wheels are different.
The Baleno will use Suzukiâ€™s new 1.0-litre turbo-charged petrol Boosterjet engine. Suzuki claims that the reduced displacement would improve the efficiency of the engine, however, the power would not be affected thanks to the turbo charger. To ensure good fuel efficiency figures, the company will use weight saving technologies and also the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology that will debut here with the launch of the Ciaz SHVS on September 1.
The car will be released in the UK next year and when it reaches our shores, the Baleno could carry a different name tag. In additionÂ to the 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine, the Baleno could also be offered here with the 1.3-litre turbo-diesel and the 1.2-litre K-series petrol.
SUZUKI BALENO HATCHBACK TO DEBUT AT 66TH IAA FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW
|The all-new Baleno which will make its world premiere at the 66th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show* will raise the bar for compact hatchbacks.
Since manufacturing its first car in 1955, the Suzulight, Suzuki has produced a variety of compact cars that deliver value much greater than their sizes. Developed using the companyâ€™s compact car expertise, the Baleno has an elegant and powerful design, a spacious cabin and luggage space plus a host of new technologies.
The new technologies include a rigid, lightweight new generation platform, highly responsive 1.0-litre direct-injection turbo BOOSTERJET engine, and SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) featuring engine assist by an integrated starter generator. All of these contribute to a fun yet efficient driving experience, giving the Baleno much more than just good looks and convenience.
In addition to fulfilling fuel efficiency and dynamic performance expectations, the layout has been optimised and various technologies used to reduce weight in order to meet the rigorous size and weight requirements specific to compact cars. The new Baleno will be launched in the UK early next Summer.
Further details of the Baleno will be disclosed at the Suzuki press conference at the Frankfurt Motor show. The conference will be held at 1.15pm on Tuesday 15th September. We look forward to welcoming you on stand B12 in Hall 9.0.