India-made Suzuki Baleno heads into Indonesia


Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.

Suzuki is planning to launch the Baleno hatchback in Indonesia in the coming weeks. The car was spotted by AutoNetzMag on public roads during a TVC shoot in preparation for the upcoming launch. The Baleno will be exported to Indonesia from India.

Suzuki Baleno Spotted in Indonesia Front Left Three Quarters Fire Red
The Suzuki Baleno will be launched in Indonesia at the GIIAS 2017 in Jakarta scheduled to take place from August 10 to August 20.

The example that was captured on video was finished in Fire Red and is visually similar to the Baleno RS sold in India. It has the same front and rear bumper design along with the RS’ black mesh grille. However, unlike the black rims seen on the Baleno RS in India, this one gets grey alloys that the standard Baleno variants come with.

According to Indonesian media, the Suzuki Baleno will be powered by the same 1.4 L K14B Petrol that powers the Ertiga with 92 PS of maximum power and 140 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include a 5 speed manual and a 4 speed automatic. The Baleno is 3,995 mm long, 1,500 mm tall, 1,745 mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2,520 mm.

Suzuki Baleno Spotted in Indonesia Side Rear
The Suzuki Baleno was captured on video while shooting for a television commercial. It gets the same bumpers and grille as the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS sold in India.

In terms of features, the Suzuki Baleno is likely to get tilt and telescopic steering, electrically adjustable mirrors, manual leveling headlamps, multifunction steering wheel and Bluetooth support. The front seat will be height adjustable apart from the usual slide and recline functions. The cabin will also get automatic climate control. Cruise control will not be on offer.

In Indonesia, the Suzuki Baleno is expected to make its debut at GIIAS 2017 in Jakarta. The event is scheduled to kick off on August 10 and go on until August 20. Prices of the hatchback could start at around 185 Million Rupiah (INR 8.90 Lakhs).

Suzuki Baleno Spotted in Indonesia – Image Gallery

[source – AutoNetzMag]

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