Compact Comeback

Bensheim, August 7, 2015

Do you remember Baleno? As you come into the already thinking: a candy bar? A resort in the south? Not quite. Between 1995 and 2001 Suzuki built under this name a compact model as a three-door, sedan and station wagon. For automobile fair IAA in Frankfurt ( September 17 to 27 2015) the Baleno is now reactivated.

For now, only five-door

Unlike in the past, there is the new five-door hatchback as Baleno initially only. More Details Suzuki holds back yet and promises only a " generous space in the interior " and " innovative technologies ". For a better classification of the car but helps to look at the study iK-2. She stood in March 2015 to the Geneva Motor Show and was already a close-view of the Baleno.

Rival for the Polo class

Thus expected to in the dimensions hardly change: IK-2 was 4.02 meters long, 1.92 meters wide (including exterior mirrors ) and 1.45 meters high. With these dimensions the future Suzuki Baleno closes the gap between the Swift (3.85 meters ) and the SX4 S - Cross ( 4.30 meters ). Among the rivals include models such as the VW Polo and the Hyundai i20. In order to compete with these at eye level, a new one-liter turbo gasoline engine comes with direct injection are used. Also priced the Baleno should classify between Swift and SX4 S - Cross, pointing to around 15,000 euros. Production is scheduled to start in early 2016 . ( rh )