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Suzuki Baleno Series II revealed, here in August

Suzuki Australia has confirmed details of the updated 2020 Baleno light hatch ahead of its local sales launch in August. As before, the refreshed Baleno will be available in two trim levels – GL and GLX – with minor styling and equipment revisions depending on grade...

Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo axed

Suzuki has killed its range-topping Baleno GLX Turbo, replacing it with a naturally-aspirated model wearing the GLX badge. Where the now-defunct Turbo (above) was powered by an 82kW, 160Nm three-cylinder turbocharged engine, the new Baleno GLX will make use of the same 1.4-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine as the wider range...

Suzuki Australia keen for a sportier Baleno

Suzuki's local boss, Andrew Moore, says the company's Australian arm would really like a sportier-looking version of the Boosterjet-powered Baleno hatch. Moore's statement comes after a new Baleno RS was revealed for the Indian market, sporting a number of styling enhancements over the standard car for a more aggressive look...

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...

2016 Suzuki Baleno pricing and specifications

The all-new 2016 Suzuki Baleno is now on sale in Australia, starting at a sharp $16,990 drive-away for the base GL manual variant. After the model's initial details were teased last week, Suzuki has finally released full pricing and specifications data for its new model, which slots somewhere between the light and small hatch segments...

2016 Suzuki Baleno: Australian details revealed

A number of key equipment details for the incoming 2016 Suzuki Baleno hatch have surfaced on the company's Australian website, ahead of its local launch in the coming weeks. The page details two equipment levels - GL and GLX - along with some headlining features that will come with the new hatchback...

Suzuki Baleno Australian launch confirmed

Suzuki Australia today confirmed the all-new turbocharged Baleno hatch will join its range around August this year, giving it a viable offering to sit between the Swift and Vitara. The news confirms what we exclusively reported yesterday, when we revealed that Suzuki had begun the requisite regulatory registration process...

Suzuki to bring Baleno to Australia: Mid-2016 arrival, priced from around $18,000

Suzuki Australia has begun the regulatory registration process required to bring the new Suzuki Baleno to Australia, suggesting the business case for it to be sold in Australia has been approved. CarAdvice sources suggest that the Baleno, revealed at last year's Frankfurt motor show, will be launched in Australia by mid-2016...

Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...

2016 Suzuki New Cars

Details of the new and updated Suzuki models launching in Australia in 2016. Vitara Turbo — April Suzuki’s sales in Australia have bounced back in 2015, up 11 per cent. 2016 is shaping up even better.  April will see the Japanese company launch a new version of its most interesting new model, the reborn Vitara, with a new turbocharged engine...

2016 Suzuki Baleno unveiled - UPDATE: Push is on for Australian launch

The new Suzuki Baleno hatchback has been unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, and the company's Australian outpost is understood to have thrown its hand up for a local launch. For overseas markets, the Baleno has been announced with two engines have been announced, with the headline act being the 1.0-litre Boosterjet...

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