Suzuki Baleno set for mid-May launch


CG MotoCorp, authorised distributor of Maruti Suzuki, is planning to come up with its latest offering — the new Baleno in the Nepali market. According to the company, the premium hatchback is expected to roll out in Nepal by mid-May.

The new hatchback is a blend of powerful stance, iconic body and innovative features, which relate the unique liquid flow design. Its body is curvy all over with no sharp edges extending inside the stylish dashboard, all black interiors and unparallel infotainment system.

“The Suzuki Baleno is class apart in its segment with elegant and stylish looks,” claimed Karan Chaudhary, Executive Director at CG Motocorp, adding that new features add comfort and safety quotient to the hatchback. According to him, the premium hatchback appeals to both young individuals and family persons who want excitement.

Citing that Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo are its close competitors in the domestic market, he informed, “We aim to sell around 800 units of the hatchback within the first year of its launch.”

Powered by advance K-Series 1197 cc petrol engine, the hatchback delivers a maximum power of 84 PS at 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 115 Nm at 4000 rpm. Mated to five-speed manual transmission, the hatchback offers best in class mileage of 21.4 kmpl. The hatchback has a fuel tank capacity of 37 litres and offers an impressive ground clearance of 170 mm.

From the side appearence, Baleno has a bulbous look and the UV cut glass looks large. The V-shaped radiator grille is designed with large gaps on both side and the rear bumper has a simple design with four parking sensors with a pair of reflectors at the bottom. The wheel arches are very prominent that is — 16-inch rims with 195/55 section Apollo Alnac 4G tyres and lower variants are equipped with 15-inch rims with 185/65 tyres giving it a nice stance and a classy look.

The Baleno is equipped with a keyless entry and go system. As long as the smartkey is in your pocket, press the request sensor located on the door handle to enter. Request sensors have been provided on both front doors. The steering is a leather-wrapped with integrated buttons for audio and telephony. The wiper and lightstalks are well placed making them easy to operate. The hatchback is equipped with automatic air conditioning system.

The front seats have sufficient padding with right amount of firmness. The driver’s seat gets height adjustment with the steering wheel’s four-way adjustability, it doesn’t take long to find a comfortable driving position. The ‘Smartplay’ infotainment head unit is a seven-inch touchscreen with USB, AUX, SD card and Bluetooth connectivity. The dual airbags and anti-lock braking system are standard across all variants with computer aided design using Suzuki TECT system for best in class safety.

Baleno Specs :
Engine Type: 1197 cc petrol
Max Power: 84.2 PS at 6000 rpm
Max Torque: 115 Nm at 4000 rpm
Mileage: 21.4 Kmpl
Ground Clearance: 170 mm
Launch Date : Mid-May 2016

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