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Suzuki Pakistan introduced Baleno to the Pakistani auto industry in 1995. However, local assembly of the vehicle started in 1998. The vehicle had different nameplates in various regions however in Pakistan, it was popularly known as Baleno. Suzuki Baleno was a replacement of the famous Suzuki Margalla. The production of Suzuki Baleno was stopped in 2006 as it was replaced by Suzuki Liana.
Suzuki Baleno has two different engine trims available, 1.3L and 1.6L with manual transmission. The vehicle also had 1.8L and 1.5L versions, but they were available in the international market. Suzuki Baleno was known for being ahead of its time; the vehicle offered distributor-less EFI system.
Used Suzuki Baleno price in Pakistan revolves around PKR 5.5 Lacs however if you want an exceptionally neat and well maintained used Suzuki Baleno it’ll cost you around PKR 7 Lacs.
Current variants available:
Suzuki Baleno GL
Suzuki Baleno GLi
Suzuki Baleno GTi 1.6
Suzuki Baleno JXL
Suzuki Baleno JXR
Suzuki Baleno Sport
Suzuki Baleno Gli P
The direct competitors of Suzuki Baleno were Toyota Corolla and Honda City. Like always, Suzuki sedans have to compete with the two very popular vehicles. A major reason why Suzuki Sedans cannot perform well in Pakistani auto industry is that they need to compete with the already established Toyota Corolla and Honda City. Honda City is a popular vehicle in Punjab however Toyota Corolla is a popular vehicle in Sindh and Baluchistan. However, both these two cars are present all around Pakistan. A common mindset trails in Pakistan that Suzuki is best for hatchbacks and not for Sedans, also the Sedans they've been offering to customers after Margalla did not impress the customers to purchase one.
Resale value of Suzuki Baleno was not bad, and even now brokers like to deal in Suzuki Baleno as it gives good profit. However, if you compare the resale value of the vehicle couple of years back with the current value, it surely has decreased.
The most popular model of Suzuki Baleno was the 1.3L version in the 2005 model shape. No doubt the vehicle had good design along with good grip and mediocre power making it loved by customers. A major reason why this particular model couldn't grow as it could have been was that of its failure in CNG. The vehicle entered Pakistan when the petrol prices were increasing, and more people were switching to compressed natural gas, the EFI engine of Baleno was not suitable enough to run on CNG, and therefore the demand slowly started to decrease. However, before purchasing a Suzuki Baleno second hand it is necessary to check of the vehicle had been run on petrol throughout or not.