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2020 Suzuki Baleno

2020 Suzuki Baleno

I had a drive in a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi the other day and was surprised at how well Suzuki had sorted this model out nicely for comfort, ride, equipment levels and performance.  The latest 2020 Baleno has Suzuki delivering another little gem in that this latest model gives its occupants a high level of comfort – particularly in the GLX version, exceptional space and sprightly, economical driving.  There is an RS version which we will see here in Australia shortly, and this runs with a quick little 1.4-litre Turbo unit that is enjoyable to drive.  Suzuki delivers on giving its customers small cars that perform well, are comfortable and can be bought at a great price.

Suzuki’s clever small car know-how is popular for good reason.  Buy a new Suzuki, and it will give many reliable miles of economical motoring in comfort – and now with the very latest in infotainment and technology.  Climb inside the new Suzuki Baleno, and you’ll find that the interior space is thoughtfully designed with ample space for front and rear passengers to relax and enjoy the journey.  The Baleno sits in the small Hatchback class, and the interior space is excellent.  Luggage space with the rear seats in position is a class leading 355 litres.  Of course, the 60:40 split-folding rear seats can be folded down to make way for more luggage, should the occasion arise.  Basically you get slightly more luggage space than a Ford Focus and a tiny bit less than a VW Golf – impressive!

2020 Suzuki Baleno

Larger, more practical and, perhaps, more sensible than its Suzuki Swift sibling, the Baleno has rear seating space that’s equivalent to a Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla; so the leg room in the back is very good.  Head space is also good, and you can fit three adults in the back snugly – not bad for what is essentially a small hatchback.  Seat comfort is good both in the front and rear seats, with good cushioning and support.  Isofix points are standard in the back, and the door bins will easily swallow a 1.5 litre bottle of water.

You could easily say that the new Baleno is a well-equipped car with nice comfortable seats, and that’s because it is.  The driver has a height-and-reach adjustable steering wheel so you can easily get comfy behind the wheel.  Storage space nearby the front seats is excellent.  There are also a couple of cup-holders and two charging ports for your phone.  Trimmings look and feel a little cheaper than what you’ll find on its rivals, however the harder plastics for the dash and doors will stand the test of time.

Kick off with the base model and you still get six airbags, 16-inch alloys, HID headlights, air conditioning, satellite navigation, DAB radio, USB, Bluetooth connections, front electric windows and rear seat privacy glass.

Step up to the Suzuki Baleno GLX, and features like adaptive cruise control with a speed limiter, a touchscreen satellite navigation system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, push button start, a reverse camera, climate control air-conditioning, front and rear electric windows, rear LED taillights and emergency braking are on your list of goodies.

Inside, the 2020 Suzuki Baleno is packed with simple and easy-to use smart features to make every trip functional and relaxed.  The centrally located 7-inch touchscreen is very user-friendly with a built-in satellite navigation system.  Smartphone connectivity and MirrorLink using Bluetooth makes playing your favourite music and running other apps off your phone nice and easy.  Of course, with the smartphone connection you can enjoy a simple operation of multimedia features including audio, hands-free phone and smartphone integration.  A USB port, MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto options keep the new Baleno right up with the play.

Petrol-fed engines are what power the new Baleno, and the standard 1.3-litre motor does a great job of getting power down on the road and remaining very efficient.  An RS model should be available in Australia which uses a 1.4-litre BoosterJet advanced turbo engine that is both light and powerful.  Linked to the six-stage automatic gearbox the Baleno RS is surprisingly fuel efficient, smooth and responsive.  Whichever new Suzuki Baleno you end up choosing, it’s a given that your fuel bill will remain surprisingly low.  It’s very easy to drive the Baleno and find that the fuel usage remains steady between 4.5-to-6.0 litres/100 km.

Out on the road the Baleno’s road manners are good with solid feedback through the steering wheel and good grip through the corners.  The Baleno is also packed with a comprehensive range of integrated safety features that include dual, front, side and curtain airbags.  You also get an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Suzuki’s unique Total Effective Control Technology, ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist.  To enhance visibility and safety, the new 2020 Suzuki Baleno also includes a reversing camera with guidelines, ‘Guide Me’ light, LED daytime running lamps, LED rear combination lamps(RS) and fog lamps (RS).

Get yourself into a new Suzuki Baleno and you’ll enjoy a car with low running costs, nice comfort levels, excellent equipment levels, nice engines and space.

2020 Suzuki Baleno

The 2020 Suzuki Baleno models include the:

  • Suzuki Baleno GL
  • Suzuki Baleno GLX
  • Suzuki Baleno RS

For any more information on the new Suzuki Baleno or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Suzuki dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!