Suzuki Baleno launched in Bahrain at BHD 4,850
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The India-made vehicle is powered by a 1.4L petrol engine.
The latest market to welcome the Suzuki Baleno hatchback is Bahrain, where it has launched for sale at BHD 4,850 (INR 8.82 lakhs). Suzuki Auto is represented by Mohammed Jalal & Sons, with showrooms located in Sitra and Khamis.
The model on sale in Bahrain comes equipped with HID projector headlights and LED DRLs, chrome-finished door handles, roof spoiler, privacy glass, foglamps, 16-inch alloys wrapped with 185/55 R16 tyres and rear wiper. It offers a boot volume of 355 liters, which can be increased to 1,085 liters with the rear seat folded.
Inside, the Baleno hatchback gets fabric upholstery, silver accents on the dashboard, 2-DIN audio system with six speakers, 4.2-inch TFT colour display, leather-wrapped multi-function steering, cruise control, fully automatic AC, rear park distance control, keyless entry and start/stop button, six airbags, ABS with EBD and EBA, and rear disc brakes.
The local-spec Baleno is powered by a 1.4L K14B four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 94 PS and 130 Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox.
In Bahrain, the Suzuki Baleno comes with a five-year warranty (unlimited kilometers), insurance, registration and choice of a replacement car if it is gone for a service.