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Is the Design Discerning?

We wanted to incorporate new design into the style of the vehicle without losing its individuality. The Baleno combines a low and wide form for outstanding stabiligy with a body shaped by dynamically flowing curves. This painstaking attention to design is what grabs the viewer’s heart and refuses to let it go.

Does It Compromise on Spaciousness?

Our focus on style didn’t lead us to neglect the pursuit of spaciousness. The Baleno offers best-in-class cabin space, with plenty of room for adults to ride in comfort while also securing generous storage capacity for luggage. This sense of comfort and opennnes is what makes going out fun.

A Stylish User-friendly Instrument Panel

The Baleno instrument panel follows the low and wide design concept of the exterior, creating an expansive interior space. The innovative design of the instrument panel centre, with easily operated display audio and automatic air conditioning controls accentuates the cockpit.

The Smartphone Linkage Display Audio works with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.
By connecting your compatible iPhone, Apple CarPlay allows you to make calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions by voice command or a tap on display.
Likewise, MirrorLink lets various apps appear on the vehicle’s display, allowing access to your smartphone’s features.

*Apple and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

*Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Apple CarPlay is available in the countries listed in the following link:

*Apple CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone models listed in the following link:

*MirrorLinkTM is a certification mark of the Car Connectivity Consortium LLC.

*For the list of MirrorLink-compatible smartphones see:

Is It Exhilarating to Drive?

The Baleno not only offers outstanding performance but also makes driving fun. To achieve such excellent driving performance, the Baleno incorporates a new powertrain and a lighter new-generation platform. This is a car that tempts you to keep driving on and on.

High Levels of Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Beneath the flowing lines of the bonnet are two engines designed in the pursuit of maximum energy efficiency. Newly designed with downsizing in mind, the 1.0 BOOSTERJET direct-injection turbo engine reduces engine displacement while achieving higher power output and torque comparable to a larger engine, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and performance. The other is the new 1.2 DUALJET engine, which incorporates a unique dual injection system to improve fuel combustion efficiency and achieve strong running power, even with natural aspiration. Combined with the new SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) mild hybrid system, the DUALJET engine offers greatly improved fuel performance.

A Clever Hybrid with Exceptional Overall Balance

In our quest for even greater efuel efficiency, we developed a new mild hybrid system called SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki). The SHVS assists the engine using a light, compact ISG (Integrated Starter Generator) that has an electric motor function and a high-efficiency lithium-ion battery with outstanding charge and power supply performance. This is an optimal hybrid system for compact cars, designed to offer not only fuel efficiency but also space efficiency and overall balance.

A New-Generation Platform that Pursues an Ideal Form

Developing the Baleno led to huge leaps in the evolution of its platform. The ideal form of a framework with smooth and continuous curves disperses energy and heightens rigidity while also achieving light weight by eliminating the unnecessary. This new-generation platform elevates fundamental automotive functions like cruising, turning, and stopping to the next level.

Advanced Safety Features for “Just in Case” Support for Drivers

Knowing you’re well protected can make driving more fun and yet many drivers have surely felt a chill when the car in front of them braked suddenly or behaved unexpectedly. In order to ease the burden on such drivers as much as possible, the Baleno is equipped with advanaced preventive safety features such as Radar Brake Support and Adaptive Cruise Control.


Model name Baleno
Body type Hatchback
Number of doors 5
Engine Petrol
Drive system 2WD
Overall length mm 3,995
Overall width mm 1,745
Overall height mm 1,470 1,460 1,470
Wheelbase mm 2,520
Tread Front mm 1,530 (175 / 65R15), 1,520 (185 / 55R16)
Rear mm 1,530 (175 / 65R15), 1,520 (185 / 55R16)
Minimum turning radius*1 m 4.9 5.0 4.9
Minimum ground clearance mm 120 110 120
Seating capacity persons 5
Max.volume*2 litres 1,085
Rear seatback
litres 756
Rear seatback
litres 355*3
Fuel tank capacity litres 37
Type K12C K10C DITC
Number of cylinders 4 3
Piston displacement cm3 1,242 998
Bore x stroke mm 73.0 X 74.2 73.0 X 79.5
Compression ratio 12.5 10.0
Maximum output kW / rpm 66 / 6,000 82 / 5,500
Maximum torque Nm / rpm 120 / 4,400 5MT: 170 / 2,000 – 3,500
6AT: 160 / 1,500 – 4,000
Fuel distribution Multipoint injection Direct injection
Type 5MT CVT 5MT 5MT 6AT
Gear ratio 1st 3.545 4.006 – 0.550 (LOW: 4.006 – 1.001, HIGH: 2.200 – 0.550) 3.545 3.545 4.667
2nd 1.904 1.904 1.904 2.533
3rd 1.240 1.240 1.233 1.556
4th 0.914 0.914 0.885 1.135
5th 0.717 0.717 0.690 0.859
6th 0.686
Reverse 3.272 3.771 3.272 3.250 3.394
Final gear ratio 4.294 3.757 4.294 3.944 3.502
Steering Front Rack & Pinion
Brakes Front Ventilated disc
Rear Drum, leading & trailing / Disc
Suspension Front MacPherson strut with coil spring
Rear Torsion beam with coil spring
Tyres 175 / 65R15, 185 / 55R16

*1: Manufacturer data.

*2: Measured by VDA method.

*3: For models with luggage area cover and without luggage area board. Luggage capacity for models with luggage area cover and luggage area board is 320 litres.

Specifications may vary for individual markets.