Looking for hot hatchback cars without being limited on space? The Suzuki Baleno for sale might just be what you are looking for. With sleek curves and great driving tech, this Suzuki for sale stands out from the other wheels on the road.
About Suzuki and the Baleno
Suzuki is a Japanese company that is headquartered in Japan and is best known for producing very reliable Suzuki cars that are affordable, great value for your money and built to last.
The company has always delivered great vehicles and in 2016, Sukuzi launched a new line for its Suzuki Baleno vehicle. The new Baleno is specifically made for individuals that are looking for a reliable vehicle that has a lot of space, but is not a sedan or SUV and is fuel efficient and affordable.
Exterior and Performance of the Suzuki Baleno
The new Suzuki Baleno is a sporty looking hatchback with an amazing engine. The new Baleno comes pre-installed with what Suzuki has referred to as a boosterjet engine. This 1.4 GL has the ability to deliver power outputs of 68 kW and 130 Nm of torque.
This torque ensures that the engine delivers a power boost for the Baleno, this will certainly excite speed and power enthusiasts. Locally, buyers have the choice between two gearboxes; a five -speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
Both these options come with a decent amount of acceleration power. According to official tests that have been carried out on the Baleno, it has been reported that the manual gearbox has the ability to deliver acceleration of 0- 100km/hour in just under 10.8 seconds and reaching its top speed at 180km/h, while the automatic gearbox delivers an acceleration punch of 0-100km/h in about 11.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 170km/h.
|Baleno 5MT||Baleno 4AT|
|Piston Displacement||1 373 cm³||1 373 cm³|
|Maximum Output||68 kW @ 6 000 rpm||68 kW @ 6 000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||130 Nm @ 4 000 rpm||130 Nm @ 4 000 rpm|
|Bore x Stroke||73.0 mm x 82.0 mm||73.0 mm x 82.0 mm|
|Acceleration (0 – 100 km/)||10.9 seconds||11.6 seconds|
|Maximum Speed||180 km/h||170 km/h|
Despite the Baleno’s being turbocharged, it is also a fuel efficient hatchback that is capable of delivering an average consumption of 62.7 mpg and it boasts of an environmentally friendly emission of 105g/km.
In terms of the Suzuki Baleno price, you can expect a starting price of R 199 000 for the Baleno 1.4 GL and a starting price of R 229 900 for the 1.4 GLX. The 1.4 GLX Auto has a starting price of R 244 900.
Standard Safety Features for the Baleno
When it comes to safety, the Baleno comes pre-installed with a number of safety features such as;
- Electronic stability control (ESC).
- Anti-lock brakes.
- Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD).
- Brake assist.
- Dual front airbags and side and curtain airbags (6 airbags in total).
- Crash sensor.
- IsoFix child anchors.
- Alarm and immobiliser system.
It is safe to say that given these security features, safety will not be an issue with the Baleno, provided you drive the car with a reasonable amount of caution.
Suzuki Baleno’s Exterior Design
When it comes to the Suzuki Baleno’s exterior, the car does not look bad at all. The Baleno delivers a very handsome looking exterior that is well proportioned with a somewhat sporty feel. The Baleno comes with 15 inch wheels with wheel covers, while this may not be an attractive feature to some, it certainly makes the car appear more streamlined than other hatchback cars.
In addition to its 15 inch wheels, these Suzuki cars come with a thin roof spoiler that adds to the car’s performance from an aerodynamic perspective while adding more beauty to the car’s exterior. The car comes designed with the v shaped grill that is distinctively a Suzuki feature with a well-placed pair of LED and xenon lights delivering high intensity lighting and giving the car what is referred to as the, ‘liquid flow’ design theme that is supposedly a manifestation of liquid in motion.
The car comes in nine body colours, including hybrid colours with hues that change depending on the surrounding lighting conditions such as, ‘Ray Blue Pearl Metallic’ and ‘Premium Silver Metallic’ to name just a few.
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Interior of the Baleno Hatchback
The interior elegance matches the exterior’s simplistic but stunning beauty. Elegance with an air of modernity was clearly the key priority in designing the interior of this hatchback. The Baleno comes with a number of interior features such as standard air conditioning and a gear shift indicator that lets you know when it is time to shift gears.
Similar to a few other modern hatchback cars, the Baleno carries a large 7-inch central touchscreen giving the interior a soft, yet advanced feel. The touchscreen delivers what can be referred to as a technological knockout on its competitors, coming with features such as satellite navigation and controls for the high resolution rear-view camera that comes with the Baleno.
If you, like many other drivers saves all your music on your smartphone or iPod you can easily connect your device to the Baleno’s touch panel, as it comes with a USB port and SD card slot. If you are an iPhone user, the Baleno’s Apple Car Play feature will convert your car’s dashboard into an iPhone dashboard. The Apple Car Plays allows you to use iPhone apps such as Maps, Messages, Podcasts, iTunes and Phone applications on your phone.
One cannot speak of the car’s technology without mentioning its adaptive cruise control system. This system uses wave radar to monitor the distance between cars in front of and behind the Suzuki Baleno. This helps the car automatically speed up and slow down to keep your car in a safe distance between cars in front of and behind you.
Another thing worth highlighting in these Suzuki cars is the steering wheel. The steering wheel comes wrapped in leather, giving the steering wheel a very comfortable feel. Comfort seems to be the order of the day in the Baleno’s interior. The seats are trimmed in exquisite fabric making them very comfortable.
If you are tall you do not have to worry about not having enough leg space in the Suzuki Baleno for sale, although small it has enough interior space to make the seats easily adjustable to cater for people of all heights. There is even enough space in the Baleno for a luggage space with a claimed capacity of 320 litre. This is more than enough space for a few of your work bags and gym kit.
All in all, the Suzuki Baleno is a fantastic car to buy, it is relatively small, but despite its size limitations it delivers a very powerful punch, while preserving its fuel efficiency. This hatchback is not too noisy. Suzuki has somehow managed to deliver a car that is relatively quiet and makes for a very comfortable and quiet drive.