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Old 28th April 2016, 19:27   #61
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After exporting the Baleno to Japan and Europe, Maruti Suzuki has started exporting the car to the United States of America
Didn't Suzuki pull out of the United States of America citing low sales and unsustainable operations? Is there change in plans now?
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Maruti Suzuki has started exporting the car to the United States of America


Why?

Suzuki USA stopped sales a couple of years ago. Their dealers only service cars now.

I'm sure there isn't going to be any attempt to sell their cars.
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After exporting the Baleno to Japan and Europe, Maruti Suzuki has started exporting the car to the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand
Didn't Suzuki stop selling cars in the USA?

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Americans think small cars are trash. No way Suzuki is going to succeed by selling the Baleno or S-Cross there.

Moreover, I think Americans have lost faith in diesels after the VW dieselgate.

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Baleno goes on sale in UK from June 2016, prices announced!

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With Baleno on sale in UK, the 1.0L boosterjet variant tested on British roads,
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The steering is a little light, but the Suzuki darts around corners with surprising vigour. Even slowing down is satisfying, as the brake pedal feel is well judged. Soft suspension means there’s a bit of body roll, yet the Baleno is nearly as good to drive as its sportier brother, the Swift.

Our test model featured Suzuki’s new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo, which really suits the car. Its 109bhp and 170Nm torque outputs are more than enough in a car that weighs so little, and despite being turbocharged, it’s buzzy and fun to stretch out, just like the other great three-cylinder engines in today’s small cars.
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I am not so sure of that. Domestic variants may or may not have the same structural integrity as exported ones. Only a crash test will shed light on that.
+1 to that! The new Baleno's featherweight (860 odd kgs or so) characteristics is not designed to inspire confidence in the growing safety-conscious buying public, specially with our ballistic road accident statistics.
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+1 to that! The new Baleno's featherweight (860 odd kgs or so) characteristics is not designed to inspire confidence in the growing safety-conscious buying public, specially with our ballistic road accident statistics.
Weight itself doesn't really indicate much, but Maruti's track record doesn't inspire confidence. i hope the next round of test results from Global NCAP on 17-May includes the Baleno.
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Weight itself doesn't really indicate much, but Maruti's track record doesn't inspire confidence. i hope the next round of test results from Global NCAP on 17-May includes the Baleno.
Touche! Very true - The Baleno at 3995 mm OA length weighs 865 kg, whereas the Etios at 4265 mm, weighs in at 920 kg (Gaadi.com). And yet the Etios did get 4 stars in the global NCAP tests.

However much against the grain this may sound, perhaps there really isn't a direct linear relationship between structural integrity and kerb weight.

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More review on the Baleno S - boosterjet variant.

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Some might think it a little odd that Suzuki seems to be competing with themselves by releasing a second car in the B-segment supermini class. The truth of the matter is that the Swift and Baleno are different enough to ensure they are unlikely to steal sales from each other. While the Swift is a funky little city car, the Baleno is that little bit bigger and more mature.
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After the recent round of NCAP crash-test disasters, it is surprising (but not entirely unexpected considering Mr. Bhargava's recent complacent remarks) that Maruti is continuing with their media blitzkrieg. Perhaps the rhino has a thing or two to learn from Maruti about epidermic impenetrability.

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After the recent round of NCAP test disasters, it is amazing that Maruti is continuing with their media blitzkrieg. Perhaps the rhino has a thing or two to learn from Maruti about epidermic impenetrability.
This thread is about Baleno exported to other countries and G NCAP has rated the Baleno for Europe as 3 and 4 stars respectively depending on its variant.

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This thread is about Baleno exported to other countries and G NCAP has rated the Baleno for Europe as 3 and 4 stars respectively depending on its variant.
More power to Mr. Bhargava - keep selling lemons to your own countrymen, while exporting alfonsos abroad!
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Rave reviews for the boosterjet variant.

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The best bit is found under the bonnet though, in the shape of the new BoosterJet engine. It may be a slightly silly name, but the BoosterJet’s engineering is deadly serious. It’s an all-new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo charged unit, developing 110hp and 170Nm of torque, driving the front wheels through a sweet-shifting five-speed gearbox.

And it is a total delight to drive. In common with a great many three-cylinder engines, it sings a gruff, warbling note as you accelerate and that in itself would endear the engine to you. But it also picks up speed crisply and swiftly, and with the Baleno having a kerb weight of a mere 935kg, it’s never found lacking for a bit of thrust.

It’s also hugely economical. Suzuki claims that the BoosterJet Baleno can extract 62-miles from every gallon of fuel (4.5-litres per 100km) and I’d believe that claim. Certainly, we saw figures close to that on our test drive, and at one point we managed to cover more than 120km on barely an eighth of a tankful. Emissions are a pleasingly low 105g/km too.

If it’s economy you’re looking for though, you may be better off trying a different Baleno. There is also a ‘mild hybrid’ SHVS version, which uses Suzuki’s familiar 90hp 1.2-litre petrol engine. Actually, calling it a hybrid is slightly misleading. There is no battery-only, Prius-style running in the Baleno. Rather, what it has is an ‘Integrated Starter-Generator’ or ISG, backed up by a 12-volt lithium-ion battery stored under the passenger seat.
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