brand-new Suzuki Baleno hatchback set for Frankfurt debut
The Suzuki Baleno will be seen in Frankfurt
Suzuki’s iK-2 concept will reach production within the form of the Baleno hatchback, which will go on sale next summer
The Baleno will go on sale within the UK next summer, along with will be described as combining “styling design, a spacious Inside along with brand-new technologies.”
The Baleno will be the first design to be powered by Suzuki’s brand-new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol Boosterjet engine. A mild hybrid variation will also be available. Suzuki says the auto’s design, along with the materials used in its construction, have been geared towards reducing weight “in order to meet the rigorous size along with weight requirements specific to compact cars.”
Judging by the single preview picture released so far, the Baleno looks almost identical to the iK-2 concept car.
The Baleno has already been spotted testing within the UK. Autocar reader Kate Hudson-Hall spotted a camouflaged prototype within the Lake District recently. The prototype’s dimensions appeared to make the idea longer, wider along with lower than the current Suzuki Swift, leading to speculation which the idea could be the Baleno.
The larger outdoor dimensions should give the brand-new Suzuki more boot space than the Swift, which offers 211 litres with its rear seats in place.
The Baleno sits on the ‘brand-new-generation’ Suzuki platform, which will be expected underpin more brand-new products by the Japanese some sort of. In particular, Suzuki will be anticipated to make a crossover variation of the brand-new hatch to rival the Nissan Juke.
Those plans form part of Suzuki’s strategy to launch six brand-new products by 2017. Among the brand-new products planned will be a production variation of the iM-4 concept along having a replacement for the current Swift, which will be six years old in 2016.
Given its larger dimensions, the Baleno will be likely to be priced above the £8999 starting cost of the current Swift.
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