In creating the Baleno, Suzuki knew that it had to raise the bar in order to meet the continuous growing need of the consumers. Further, the company knew that if it was to succeed, it needed to hold nothing back. Chief engineer Kunihiko Ito explained that the company wanted to develop what they believed to be the ideal hatchback.
For one, according to Ito, it had to include every element that one expects from a compact car, namely: comfort, design, fuel efficiency, manoeuvrability, utility, and most importantly, superior driving performance.
In addition, it had to show a sophisticated, grown-up, and elegant character without compromising other features, Ito concludes.
The Suzuki Baleno is indeed a hatchback that has been raised to its ultimate level while remaining to be a car that’s fun to drive. Through the use of innovative technologies plus smart packaging, it results to a balance of superb performance and style.
One of the things that make the Baleno stand out is its use of different new-generation platforms in terms of efficient powertrain, spacious interior, compact body, and the “Liquid Flow” design theme.
This is useful especially when travelling in long distances since the large space brings comfort to passengers in the front and back and also allows for sufficient luggage space.