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New Baleno – Suzuki’s ideal compact hatchback

The full production version of the all new Baleno will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show from March 1st and will be launched in the UK in June of this year.

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 company’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 1.2-litre SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) powertrain featuring engine assist from an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) connected to a Lithium ion Battery. All of these contribute to a fun yet fuel 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.

Further details will be available on March 1st at the Suzuki press booth and also via If you are attending the show this year, we look forward to welcoming you in Hall 4 on stand 4251.


Suzuki Media contacts:

Alun Parry
Telephone: 01908 336760
Mobile: 07912 731407

Jessica Grimditch
Telephone: 01908 336775
Mobile: 07710 582227
Twitter: @SuzukiPress

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