Suzuki Baleno

Suzuki Baleno Set For Frankfurt Debut

Suzuki is following up the introduction of the compact iK-2 concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with the debut of a production version called the Baleno at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Beyond some tweaks to the design of the headlights and taillights,

The shapes of the chunky, five-door hatchbacks are practically identical. It goes on sale in the UK next summer.

The Baleno rides on Suzuki’s next-gen platform that’s lighter and more rigid than before, and under the hood, there’s the Japanese brand’s new Boosterjet engine.

Despite the high-flying name, it’s just a 1.0-liter, direct injected and turbocharged mill. In Geneva, the company also mentioned that a mild hybrid version would be offered.

Suzuki is dropping bigger details about the little car in Germany. Until then, the teaser video below provides brief glimpses at the front and rear of the Baleno.