Suzuki Baleno hits Australia

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FB-Baleno2It’s the small car with the big heart that has taken Australia by surprise as it’s been pigeon-holded as a Swift rival, and had people questioning why Suzuki would bring in a car that competes in the same market as one of their staples. However Suzuki Australia general Manager Andrew Moore sees it differently. “We see them as two distinctly different cars….I think it’s simply, the Baleno is obviously a bigger car and has a different benefit to someone who might want more cargo space.” Mr Moore explained.

And if it’s small car safety you need then the fact that the Baleno comes standard with Electronic stability control, hill hold assist (in Automatic models), brake assist, reversing camera and dual front and side curtain airbags is sure to make you a happy driver.

Although the exterior dimensions are smaller than its main stream rivals (Toyota Corolla and Mazda3) the interior of this all new small car is actually larger. What does this mean to you? It means parking’s a breeze, and when you do come out of the shops there’s plenty of room to carry your goodies.

Priced from $16,990 and topping out at $22,990 with the GLX Turbo The new Baleno also sits below the competition in price. Most of the time you would think that meant that you got less than the others, but in this case you’d be wrong. The new Suzuki not only comes with everything you would expect, but it also comes standard with Sat Nav and apple car play which you would expect in a much more expensive car.

Small where you need it and Big where it matters the all new Suzuki Baleno really does have it all and with Suzuki needing to grow its brand and make sure that more of its car are on the consumer shopping list the all new Baleno will go a long way in making that happen.