The Suzuki Baleno has for long been the dark horse of the hatchback segment. There are several reasons as to why this Maruti product is so popular and why other manufacturers are even looking at incorporating this into their own product line. Now, the Japanese manufacturer has once again launched the latest version of the new Baleno.
Photos & press release: Suzuki Auto South Africa
The world authority in compact cars has just unveiled its new Baleno and confirmed that it will arrive in local showrooms three months from now.
Be honest now, did you know about Suzuki’s practical Baleno before it spawned a twin?
It had to be done. I’m sure it’s already been done a couple of times but when two near-identical cars pitched up in my driveway, and less than a month apart, I simply had to compose this comparative review.
The darkest horse of them all
The Suzuki Baleno was introduced into the Southern-African market in 2016 and while it has not created many waves since, we at NamWheels believe it to be the other way around. Why look away from a car with outstanding fuel consumption, massive amounts of space, a reliable engine, and a B-segment price, even if it challenges the price offering of most C-segment cars?
Een Baleno (Bah-leno) asseblief!
Die nuwe Suzuki Baleno het in 2016 op Suid-Afrikaanse grond geland. Ietwat langer (87mm) as die Swift model, val die Baleno dan reg in kompetisie met die Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta, Renualt Clio en Opel Corsa. Dit is ook selfs genoem dat die Baleno dalk die Swift reeks heeltemal mag vervang, maar dis egter net bespiegelings. Die groot vraag dan: Is die Baleno ‘n meetbare kompiteerder in hierdie gewilde mark?
Suzuki expands model line-up with “fiery” new Ignis
#LikeNoOther was the main topic at the recent launch of the brand-new Suzuki Ignis. First shown at the 2015 Paris Motor show and launched in South Africa at the end of May 2017, this car should attract an abundance of attention.
So here’s something different. Each year we list our favourite new cars which were launched over the last 12 months but this time around, instead of us telling you which ones we liked, our Facebook page invited YOU to vote your favourite new ride of 2016.
The list of candidates was chosen from the launches we attended or vehicles we thought were brilliant newcomers and worthy of being included in this line-up.