Finally, after a series of teasers and preliminary information, Suzuki has unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show new Suzuki Baleno a five-door utility that recovers the name previously used by the brand. Suzuki Baleno is very similar to the prototype Suzuki iK-2 presented at the last Geneva Motor Show. This model inciará marketing in Europe spring of 2016 , trying to compete with models like the Kia Rio, the Citroen C3 and the SEAT Ibiza.
The Suzuki Baleno has a length of 3.99 meters, width 1.74 meters and a height of 1.47 meters. The battle is 2.52 meters while its trunk is positioned as a leader of the B segment with 355 liters capacity. A SEAT Ibiza, for example, cubic 284 liters. Versatility is another of the strengths of a trunk, and the rear seats can be moved and folded, in addition to a double bottom.
The exterior design follows the line Suzuki Baleno Suzuki is quite simple, though elements such as daylight or LED taillights with the same technology give it a more modern touch. The body is available in nine colors and versions according equip steel wheels 15 “alloy hubcaps or 16”.
Inside, the dashboard looks a design with curved lines and is chaired by a touch screen 7 “ with USB and AUX as seen in the new Suzuki Vitara. The multimedia system boasts browser and connectivity with smartphones through MirrorLink and Apple carplay . Beneath this screen and V-shaped buttons are distributed monozona climate, with a circular LCD screen in the center.
As for equipment the Suzuki Baleno offers interesting elements like adaptive cruise control , which is unusual in its segment, collision warning system with automatic emergency braking and six airbags to ensure coupantes safety. It also has four electric windows, lights and rain sensor and keyless access and starting.
Mechanical offer Suzuki Baleno will comprise petrol engines new generation. On one side we are the new engine 1.0 Boosterjet , which has a three-cylinder turbo and direct injection are and delivery 111 hp and a torque of 170 Nm . The change can be manual or five-speed automatic six. Simplest option is the gasoline engine 1.2 Dualjet a atmospheric four-cylinder with 90 hp power and 120 Nm of torque which is available with five-speed manual transmission or automatic CVT.
The 1.2 Dualjet may be equipped with hybrid technology SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki). A small electric motor is responsible for storing braking energy in a lithium-ion batteries for later use in support of the engine during acceleration, reducing fuel consumption. This electric motor for startups Stop & Start is also used.
Source – Suzuki
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