The all-new Suzuki Baleno made its local debut shortly after its global launch with four models in the range.
The Suzuki designers added new design elements, including a wider front air intake, a three-dimensional grille design and flowing body lines that connect with the chrome brightwork that also signals what is to come for other Suzuki models.
The design also applies to the new interior, where a multi-layered dashboard creates the impression of space.
For the all-new model, Suzuki has added even more specifications to both the GL and GLX ranges.
In the Suzuki Baleno GL manual and automatic versions, Suzuki has added climate control with rear air vents instead of the previously used air conditioning system. The GL further benefits from the addition of electrically adjustable and foldable side mirrors, cruise control and three USB ports.
The infotainment system will display information from the in-built reverse camera, and it has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built in. The system can be controlled from the controls on the leather-clad steering wheel.
In the Suzuki Baleno GLX, the number of luxuries includes a head-up display, a full 360-degree Round View Monitor with side, front and rear-mounted cameras that display a bird’s eye view of the vehicle’s surroundings. The GLX further has LED projector-style headlamps and LED daytime running lights.
Power is up from a 1.4 litre engine to the new 1.5 powertrain. This engine, which is also used in the Suzuki-built Toyota Starlet, Urban Cruiser and Rumion, and in Suzuki models such as the Jimny and Ertiga, delivers 77 kW and 138 Nm.
1.5 GL manual (R225 900), 1.5 GL auto (R245 900), 1.5 GLX manual (R275 900) and the 1.5 GLX auto (R295 900).
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