Suzuki Baleno Wins Australia's Best Cars Award

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The Suzuki Baleno has been awarded ‘2016 Australia’s Best Cars Award: Light Category.

Judged by the Australian Automobile Association, the Baleno GL competed against 12 other vehicles in its category and received the coveted Australia’s Best Cars award.

Only launched in Australia in July 2016, the Baleno set out to redefine great value compact motoring with a car that has plenty of space and great styling all in which impressed the award judges where they believed that “Suzuki’s efficient use of cabin space means Baleno is not only the best in class in terms of space but it’s almost as roomy as some of the popular models in the next class size up”.

“We are extremely proud that the Suzuki Baleno has been selected by such esteemed judges as Australia’s best light car”, said Andrew Moore, Suzuki Australia General Manager Automobiles.

With the Baleno GL automatic starting from just $17,990 Drive Away and in a category where budget is the main focus, the judges acknowledged that “the automatic is still significantly cheaper than most of its main rivals. Baleno backs this up with economical fuel consumption and affordable servicing and repair costs”. The Baleno GL also adds standard tech equipment such as a reversing camera, satellite navigation and apple car play where you “don’t expect to find in entry-level models at this low price point” as also mentioned by the judges.

Moore continued, “When developing the vehicle for Australia, we focused on it having a great array of standard spec for its class, with the inclusion of Satellite Navigation, reversing camera and Apple CarPlay, now in most Suzuki vehicles. Add this spec level to one of the most spacious cabin and cargo areas in the class, and the Baleno is a real winner”.

In the end, the judges agreed that “Suzuki Baleno GL’s value for money and extra cabin space gets it across the line ahead of some well-credentialed and very competent opposition in this category”.

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