By Wayne Gorrett
Suzuki have been making small compact cars since the ‘Suzulight’ made its appearence in 1955. Compact city cars are what they do best – simply because they are very, very good at it.
The all-new, UK-bound Baleno hatch made its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September.
With the emphasis on weight-reduction (which means greater all-round efficiencies), new technologies include:
* A rigid, lightweight new-generation chassis,
* a highly responsive 1.0-litre direct-injection turbo ‘BoosterJet’ engine,
* and SHVS (smart hybrid vehicle by Suzuki), featuring ‘engine-assist’ by an integrated starter generator.
The new Suzuki Baleno will be launched in the UK early this Summer. Tell us below what you think…in the meantime, here’s a teaser vid: