Suzuki / Baleno / GL
By NEIL DOWLING
SUZUKI’S Baleno hatchback strikes at the
small-car heartland with appealing pricing and a good variant choice, from
entry-level petrol to a more sophisticated turbocharged flagship.
base GL variant aims straight at the budget and commuter motorist, with a low
price and the promise of miserly fuel consumption.
But despite these lures,
ownership of the Baleno GL may not prove to be as cheap as initially
The 1.4-litre GL has few frills but is big on comfort and
For commuters and shoppers, it’s certainly equipped with what people
That’s the good news but it’s clouded by something Suzuki has
little control over – the allure of its competitors.
The Baleno is up
against strong players including the Hyundai i30, Toyota Corolla from the small
segment and the Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta and Honda Jazz form the light-car
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Model release date: July 2016
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