Showcased at the 9th Edition of Golden Skate Awards, Suzuki Baleno has made its offcial debut in Italy. Though not yet launched, Suzuki Italy has confirmed that deliveries of Baleno are slated to commence from March 2016. Suzuki Baleno is produced in India from the Maruti-Suzuki Manesar plant in Haryana.
It is from this plant that the Suzuki Baleno makes its way to a host of international markets. Besides Japan, the Suzuki Baleno will be on sale across Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Spain, while it will also be sold in Latin American countries of Chile, Paraguay and Colombia. From India, Baleno is expected to be exported to over 100 markets. In Italy, it is priced from 15,900 Euros (INR 11.55 lakhs).
For Italy, engine specifications on the Suzuki Baleno includes a 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder BoosterJet turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine capable of 112 hp peak power and 170 Nm peak torque mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox or a 6 speed automatic.
A limited edition Baleno named Web S Edition has also been announced by the company. The Web S Baleno will be seen in a Blue Boreal color scheme with red stripe on its front bumper. The model will sit on 16” alloy wheels and will also receive body colored rear spoiler.
In India, Baleno features a 1.2 liter petrol and a a 1.3 liter diesel engine, as the more advanced BoosterJet engine is not launched in India.
Apart from the Suzuki Baleno, Suzuki Italy also showcased the new Vitara S, Swift Sport, Jimny and the S-Cross at the Award Show. Baleno was the showstopper. Before Baleno made debut on the ice ring, Suzuki Italy played the same ad which is being aired in India – Made of Mettle. You can watch the same in the video below.