The all-new Baleno which will make its world premiere at the 66th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show* will raise the bar for compact hatchbacks.
This said, the Japanese automaker states that it will be powered by a 1.0-litre direct-injected turbocharged BOOSTERJET petrol engine and will also employ the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) featuring engine assist by an integrated starter generator globally. While the iK-2 concept has been christened as the Baleno, news now comes in that the iM-4 concept will be called the “Ignis” when it hits the assembly line.
The all-new Baleno will go on sale in Europe next spring.
Developed using the company’s compact-car expertise, the Baleno has an elegant and powerful design, a spacious cabin and luggage space, and a host of new technologies. The carmaker says all of these deliver a fun yet efficient driving experience. As per this new rendering emerged online, the production spec Suzuki Ignis looks very similar to the concept, but sans the funky bits of course. We’ve also seen glimpses of the new car’s nose and tail-lights via a teaser video.
Suzuki is planning to launch the Baleno in the UK during the summer of 2016, but there’s no specific launch date or pricing available just yet.