Suzuki closes the gap between the Swift compact car and the SX4 S-Cross compact SUV. The small Baleno compact car celebrates its premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt. It should come onto the market in spring 2016. The five-door hatchback is powered by a new 1,0-liter turbo gasoline engine with direct injection. The manufacturer has not yet given more precise information on performance and fuel consumption. The Japanese are also silent about the price, a base value of around 15.000 euros would be conceivable.
Suzuki last used the name Baleno in Germany from 1995 to 2001, also for a compact model. Most recently, the slightly crossover-style SX4 Classic took this position in the model range.
Author: Holger Holzer / SP-X