Suzuki wants to win Europe with new Baleno, are his convincing arguments?


Suzuki manufactures good products, which have recently sin have little brand recognition. The Kizashi was a resounding failure globally, despite being an excellent sedan, for example. Suzuki has focused on utility and crossover lately reconduciéndose the most profitable segments, seeking to regain their old position. The Baleno Suzuki again and it reinforces a lucrative segment B which continues to enjoy good health. Are convincing arguments new Suzuki Baleno ?

Practical and space especially

The new Suzuki Baleno sin of being a nondescript car in excess.

The Suzuki Baleno does not seem a particularly nice car, I’ll be honest from the beginning. Suzuki has created a car straddling the segment B and C but with a utility size: 3.99 meters long. It’s just 15 centimeters larger than a Swift five doors, but should not replace it. It is positioned as a more practical and spacious alternative, based on an entirely new platform and using a language “fluid layout” completely new to the Japanese.

suzuki-baleno-2016-13 In the front highlights the presence of a calender of important size, with a large optical characteristics and fluid moving into a side profile with perhaps too much plate relative to the size of the wheels. A fairly nondescript rear confirms my suspicions: not risk Suzuki design . The same is true of the interior. It is spacious, convenient and very functional, but only has a soul. And perhaps it is necessary soul to sell cars today. The consumer wants to believe more than buying an appliance.

The advanced connectivity with Apple carplay and MirrorLink is one of its strengths.

However, the touch display on the center console has 7 inches in diameter and advanced connectivity capabilities: is compatible with Apple carplay well MirrorLink . We may use our car apps such as Google Maps or messaging applications. In implementing a multifunction screen in which G or forces are measured engine operation is located, in addition to the onboard computer. The Baleno also enjoys adaptive cruise control .

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The third way: petrol engines with turbo and hybrid alternative

The engines available are threefold. The first is an engine called 1.0 Boosterjet . A liter three-cylinder with direct injection and turbocharging. Develops 111 hp and 170 Nm of maximum torque. Its consumption is unknown. The second alternative is called Dualjet 1.2, and is an atmospheric petrol engine, four-cylinder option that may be associated in a system called SHVS . It is an electric motor assists the combustion engine during acceleration and recharges in braking and deceleration.

is a semih√≠brido system as those used for years for hybrids like the Honda Insight. It is a car that can not operate in pure electric mode. The motor 1.2 Dualjet with system HSVs has a combined output of 88 hp and reduces emissions of carbon dioxide to drive only 93 g / km. It is associated with a manual five relations. At the moment there are no data about consumption or date of entry into Europe. We’ll see if his arguments are enough to enjoy good sales.

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