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Suzuki Baleno

The Suzuki Baleno is a five-door, five seat hatchback competing in the light segment.

The nameplate first appeared on international versions of Suzuki's Cultus as early as 1995 before retiring in 2002.

The Baleno was revived in 2015 with an all-new chassis, designed in Japan but ultimately built in India. It recently underwent a facelift in 2019.

Today the Baleno is offered with a single 1.4-litre non-turbo petrol engine powering the front wheels in either GL or GLX trim.

It's offered with both an automatic and manual in GL guise, starting at just under $16,000, while the GLX is auto-only, suiting its more premium vibe and equipment list.

The GLX offers things like keyless start, climate control, 16-inch wheels and telescopic steering adjustment.

Given it fights in the light hatch segment with a roomier-than-usual body, the Baleno draws a wide range of rivals, including the Mazda 2, Renault Clio as well as the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai i30.

 

How much does the Suzuki Baleno cost?

Retail pricing for the Suzuki Baleno starts at $15,990 for the GL version, before rising to $16,990 for the automatic and then $18,990 for the GLX. Although it is bigger than the Swift it actually is cheaper.

Does the Suzuki Baleno feature AEB?

The Baleno does not feature AEB nor has it been tested by local ANCAP authorities. It does, however, offer airbags front, side and rear and hill descent control.

Where is the Suzuki Baleno made?

Suzuki Japan originally designed the Baleno but models are made in India.

How big is the Suzuki Baleno's fuel tank?

The Baleno's fuel tank capacity measures 37 litres across all variants. When equipped with an automatic transmission, the Baleno should net 685km of range when drinking the claimed 5.4 litres per 100km.

Suzuki Baleno (3)
  • GL
    Hatchback
    Price:$16,990
    Body:Hatchback
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:5 SP Manual
    Engine:1.4L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStar EmptyStar EmptyStar EmptyStar EmptyStar Empty
    Fuel Economy:5.1 L / 100 km
  • GL
    Hatchback
    Price:$17,990
    Body:Hatchback
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:4 SP Automatic
    Engine:1.4L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStar EmptyStar EmptyStar EmptyStar EmptyStar Empty
    Fuel Economy:5.4 L / 100 km
  • GLX
    Hatchback
    Price:$19,990
    Body:Hatchback
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:4 SP Automatic
    Engine:1.4L, 3cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStar EmptyStar EmptyStar EmptyStar EmptyStar Empty
    Fuel Economy:5.4 L / 100 km