The third generation of this model is already in Chile, which will be available in four versions and with list prices starting at $13,390,000.
Suzuki is starting the marketing of a new generation of the Baleno, the main objective of which is to continue to strengthen its passenger segment and thus continue on the path of success of its predecessors.
The Suzuki Baleno began marketing in Chile in 1995 and remained in the local market until 2004. It took Suzuki 12 years to reintroduce the Baleno to Chile in 2015, this time in a hatchback body. Now the third generation of the Baleno arrives, which undergoes profound changes in equipment, motorization and technology.
“With this extensive Baleno revamp, we hope to continue on the successful path of its predecessors and strengthen our leading position in the Passenger segment. It is a model of great relevance for the brand and very appreciated by our customers, as it offers an excellent design, a spacious cabin, excellent performance and a high level of technology and safety, accompanied by a great energetic efficiency. ”, assured Christian Renner, manager of Suzuki Chile.
On the outside, it has a bigger grille with chrome details between the headlights and on the fog lights, giving it a much more modern look. New led lights with three-point signatures on the front and rear, in general a more robust bet and with lines that transmit greater movement.
At the rear there are C-shaped brake lights which penetrate the trunk, giving an impression of a lower center of gravity and closing with a chrome bezel along the trunk. In addition, a spoiler is appreciated which gives it a sportier touch but never loses the essence of the model.
All versions are fitted with 16″ 10-spoke alloy wheels, two-tone on the GLX versions, which give a fresh and sporty look.
Regarding its dimensions, this Baleno reaches a length of 3,990 mm (-5 mm compared to its previous generation), while maintaining its width of 1,745 mm and its wheelbase of 2,520 mm. In height, it reached 1500 mm, thanks to the fact that its clearance increased by 30 mm, amounting to 150 mm. The trunk capacity is 314 liters.
Where the biggest changes can be found is obviously inside, it debuts a new driver-focused design, with higher quality materials and finishes, which makes a big difference with its predecessor. Soundproofing is another point that has been improved, since now it is much more pleasant and comfortable.
Continuing with the cabin, it adds more technological equipment and an example of this is the big jump in the GLX version with the head-up display, which projects important information such as speed, engine speed, fuel consumption fuel, air conditioning temperature. Obviously, this is a big surprise considering the segment it is targeting.
Depending on the versions, it is equipped with a new multimedia system with a screen ranging from 7 to 9 inches with connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power button, 360° camera, cruise control, on-board computer with LCD screen at 4.2 ″ color, central locking with remote control, on-board computer, climate control with air conditioning, automatic day/night mirror, height-adjustable driver’s seat, door trim with eco-leather insert, height- and depth-adjustable steering wheel, among others.
Its engine is another big surprise, since its displacement has gone from 1.4 liters to 1.5, thanks to its new K15b engine. This results in greater power that reaches up to 103 hp and 138 Nm of maximum torque at 4,400 rpm.
This new engine incorporates a new, larger intake manifold that helps reduce intake pressure loss, along with a new piston liner pattern that reduces friction loss, resulting in better fuel efficiency. fuel consumption.
Thus, according to the 3CV cycle, the renewed saloon homologates a consumption of 14.5 km/l in town, 20.8 km/l on the motorway and 18 km/l in the combined cycle in the versions equipped with the manual gearbox. , while the automatic transmission variants reach a consumption of 14.6 km/l in the city, 20 km/l on the highway and 17.6 km/l in the combined cycle. To be one of the referents within its segment.
This new Suzuki Baleno whose origin is Indian and its platform is the Heartect, in standard safety it remains unresolved that all versions have six airbags, since the GLS versions have only two. Added to this are ABS brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BAS); hill start system, reversing sensor, three-point rear seat belts and two Isofix anchorages.
The brand estimates to sell nearly 500 units per month and it is already available throughout the Derco Center network. Pricing starts at $13,390,000 for the GLS MT trim, goes up to $14,490,000 for the GLS AT, continues to $14,890,000 for the GLX MT, and closes at $15,890,000 for the GLX AT.
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