Suzuki Baleno previewed in official images and expecting 2015 IAA worldwide introduction image

The Japanese small car manufacturer has revealed two preview photographs depicting the upcoming Baleno hatchback that will make its official public debut during the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show.

The automaker has left almost nothing to our imagination, as the pictures depict the front end and the side of the car. The front design is inspired by the iK-2 concept delivered by Suzuki earlier this year again on the European continent at the Geneva Motor Show that took place in March. Naturally the Baleno comes with a toned down front fascia that takes away some of the excitement but we’re fortunately dealing with a clear cut design that is simple enough and should entice families to research the upcoming entry-level hatchback. The side of the model is another traditional issue, with the exterior dimensions clearly in line with the supermini segment and not the compact one that Suzuki claims to have the Baleno placed in.

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Those would also be consistent with the concept’s overall dimensions – which were of 4023 mm length, 1920 mm width, 1450 mm height and with a 2520 mm wheelbase. This means we’re going to have a spacious cabin layout, with equally generous boot. Under the hood the company will place a new direct-injection turbocharged 1.0-liter BOOSTERJET engine and Suzuki might also adopt the Smart Hybrid Vehicle system that uses an integrated starter generator to help the engine. After the IAA debut, sales are expected throughout Europe sometimes in spring of 2016.