2022 Suzuki Baleno Shadow to send off popular light hatch


Suzuki Australia has revealed a particular version of the favored Baleno gentle hatchback forward of its imminent departure from the Australian market.

The Suzuki Baleno Shadow is predicated on the entry-level GL variant however provides a black physique equipment, black aspect decals, black 16-inch alloy wheels, and a ‘Shadow’ badge.

The blacked-out particular version Baleno is priced from $26,890 drive-away, which is $5900 costlier than the equal GL variant.

There are solely going to be 300 examples of the Baleno Shadow made out there Down Beneath.

Powering the Suzuki Baleno Shadow is identical 1.4-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine as the remainder of the Baleno vary, producing 68kW of energy and 130Nm of torque.

In contrast to the Baleno GL which is out there with a five-speed handbook transmission, the Baleno Shadow is solely mated to a four-speed automated transmission with an overdrive.

The Baleno Shadow can be solely out there in two totally different exterior paint colors: Arctic White and Premium Silver Metallic. The latter of those colors prices a further $595.

As just lately reported, inventory of the pre-facelift Suzuki Baleno is dwindling, with the ultimate batch having arrived in Could.

The up to date Baleno, which was revealed in February this 12 months, received’t be bought right here, leaving the much less spacious however zippier Swift as Suzuki’s go-to gentle automobile possibility.

This up to date Baleno, which has new appears and a extra trendy inside, has been designed to promote in markets akin to India, Africa, Latin America, and the Center East.

The outgoing, pre-update Baleno was additionally in-built India as nicely, however with an eye fixed on export markets akin to Australia and the UK – the place it’s additionally ceased gross sales.

Transferring ahead, we’re going to should depend on the costlier and fewer spacious Suzuki Swift to hold the sunshine automobile torch alone.

“Going into 2023 with that exact section, we received’t have the chance to carry that automobile [Baleno] in,” mentioned Suzuki Australia normal supervisor Michael Pachota just lately, who added the provision of Swifts from Japan was projected to enhance to at the very least partly fill the hole in gross sales.

“As Swift provide will get higher, we are able to see it taking extra share. We received’t essentially be the identical quantity however we imagine with the worth of the product, we predict we are able to retain quite a bit… of that section.”

The outgoing Baleno launched in 2016 and have become a little bit of a shock top-seller for Suzuki Australia, ending up because the market’s second top-selling gentle automobile after the Chinese language MG 3.

To the tip of July, Suzuki bought a complete of 5028 Baleno fashions, which is a far cry from top-selling MG 3 that had 9480 examples bought over the identical interval.

Nonetheless the Suzuki Baleno did outsell the likes of the Mazda 2 (2782 gross sales), Kia Rio (2717 gross sales), Suzuki Swift (2427 gross sales), Toyota Yaris (1831 gross sales), and the Volkswagen Polo (1246 gross sales).

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