Suzuki’s new hi-tech hatch - the Boleno

2015-10-07 06:00
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The new Boleno is currently ‘under consideration’ for launch hin South Africa.

PHOTO: sourced The new Boleno is currently ‘under consideration’ for launch hin South Africa.

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SUZUKI unveiled its new Boleno hatchback at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show.

The new Boleno is currently “under consideration” for launch in South Africa.

It measures 3.9m long, 1.7m wide and 1.4m tall (1.46m with SHVS) with a wheelbase of 2.5m. Ground clearance is rated at 120mm (110mm with SHVS).

“The “Liquid Flow” design theme - suggestive of an energetic mass of liquid in motion - permeates throughout, articulated by curving lines and expressive surfaces. Meanwhile, a low and wide silhouette helps underline a strong and sporty look,” says Suzuki.

Powering the new hatchback are two new turbo engines - 1.0 Boosterjet and 1.2 DualJet

The 1.0 litre is capable of 82kW/170Nm mated to either a five-speed manual or six-speed auto. The 1.2 DualJet can be paired with either the same five-speed manual as the 1.0 unit or a continuously variable transmission.

“Compared to the platform currently used in the same vehicle class, body rigidity has been enhanced by approximately 10% and, due to the use of a continuous skeletal structure that creates a smooth form, total vehicle weight has been reduced by approximately 15%.

The SHVS is a mild hybrid system by Suzuki that uses an ISG (Integrated Starter Generator) to assist the engine during acceleration and also generates electricity through regenerative braking. In the Baleno, the system aims to lessen the car’s footprint on the environment with emissions of 93g/km.

Inside, silver accents stand out against its black cabin trim. The hatchback is fitted with a large, high-definition colour LCD, displaying driving G-force, engine output/torque, accelerator/brake operation, and energy flow (for vehicles with SHVS).

Its smartphone Linkage Audio Display uses a 7” touchscreen and can be connected to an iPhone via a USB cable for using Apple CarPlay’s various functions, such as satnav, messages, music, as well as podcasts, audiobooks, and third-party Apple CarPlay compatible audio apps.

It can also be connected to smartphones using mirrorLink.

The Baleno is fitted with adaptive cruise control; the system uses radar to monitor following distance and automatically accelerates/decelerate to maintain a long, medium, or short distance to a vehicle ahead.


The Baleno boasts 355 litre luggage space.

In terms of safety it has six air bags, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system and new Radar Brake Support (RBS).

If the system detects a potential collision, depending on the situation, the RBS will alert the driver, increases braking force and/or automatically applies the brakes. - Wheels24.


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