The new Baleno hatchback is Suzuki’s reply to the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta. Set to achieve Euro showrooms early in 2016, it guarantees to ship a compelling and price-efficient various within the phase. On the face of it, you’d say it has all of the makings of a winner because it mirrors its opponents. It contains a swoopy body, a new modular platform and the all-necessary small turbocharged engine which Suzuki has referred to as the 1.0BOOSTERJET – seems like one thing you strap to the facet of a rocket and eject when depleted…
Suzuki’s New Baleno Hatch Begins Its European Adventure

Punch from the unit sounds first rate, because it packs 110 hp and 170 Nm / a hundred twenty five lb-ft. There’s nonetheless a extra conventional 4-cylinder 1.2-liter non-turbo and that may represent the bottom of the vary with 89 hp.

The query is whether or not or not individuals will prefer it’s styling as that appears to be an enormous promoting level in Europe – is the Baleno fairly sufficient to chop it right here?