Suzuki has officially launched the Suzuki Baleno at the 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). The Baleno is imported CBU from India with small changes – such as the higher 170 mm ground clearance – to suit local conditions.

The Baleno is a five-door hatchback that’s positioned higher than the Swift in India. The sub-4m car is powered by Suzuki’s proven K14B engine that’s already found in the Ertiga MPV and Ciaz sedan in Indonesia. The naturally aspirated DOHC VVT unit puts out 93 PS/130 Nm, and is paired to a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission in this sub-1,000 kg car.

Standard equipment include HID projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, fog lamps, 16-inch rims, four-point rear parking sensors, keyless entry with push start, auto air con, colour multi-info display, Bluetooth, leather steering wheel with audio/phone buttons and tilt/telescopic steering. Dual airbags, ABS and EBD are the only entries in the safety column.

Door visors, a side body moulding between the wheels and a colour touchscreen head unit are three items on the options list. The Suzuki Baleno is priced at Rp 195,000,000 (RM62,645) for the manual and Rp 207,000,000 (RM66,506) for the similarly specced auto. Inoffensive, but not nearly as cool as the Ignis it shares a stand with.