The Baleno SHVS is the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) variant of the sensible and attractive city car. The SHVS iteration is a boon to motorists who typically enjoy urban driving but it’s also no slouch on the motorway.
The Baleno SHVS is a purposeful-looking supermini that is adorned with a number of striking features. These include lightweight 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome finishes on the car’s radiator grille, tailgate and elsewhere, and body-coloured bumpers, door handles and side-view mirrors. The latter are power-operated and heated, while other useful exterior components include HID projector headlights, which produce a brighter light than standard halogens but a lot less heat.
Despite its somewhat diminutive exterior appearance, the Baleno SHVS possesses a roomy cabin, access to which is made simple thanks to its five-door body. The driver is provided with good forward and peripheral visibility, a height-adjustable seat and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. The latter features a three-spoke design and comes leather-trimmed too. Other standard features include four power-operated windows and automatic climate control. The vehicle comes with a 320-litre luggage space which is large enough for most purposes. However, if more cargo capacity is required, the vehicle’s rear seats can be folded to provide 756 litres of boot volume.
A 1.2-litre Dualjet SHVS engine is installed beneath this model’s bonnet. Paired with five-speed manual transmission, this produces 89bhp and 120Nm of torque. Regenerative braking and Start-Stop systems are included, helping to save fuel whenever the vehicle comes to a standstill – and reducing CO 2 emissions in the process. The net result is a 70.6mpg fuel economy figure and emissions as low as 94g/km.
Driver access to the vehicle is straightforward thanks to keyless entry – and engine ignition is simply a matter of pressing a button. Satellite navigation helps the driver get to where they want in the most convenient manner. While en route, a six-speaker sound system should keep everyone on board entertained; it features DAB radio and Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity, and can be operated using remote control.
A whole host of driver aids
include Electronic Stability Programme, Anti-lock Braking System, Adaptive
Cruise Control and parking sensors. Three-point seatbelts, ISOFIX child-seat
anchors, child-proof locks and multiple airbags are among a range of features included
to keep each traveller as safe as possible.
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