Originally Posted by D.J.D.
This car is 100 kg lighter than swift. That's interesting. Hope Maruti has used some high grade steel to make the structure of baleno.
This new Suzuki platform was developed by radically reviewing the basic structure of the vehicle underbody in pursuit of achieving lightweight and solid basic performance. As a result of enhancing rigidity while achieving lightweight by creating a continuous and curving skeletal structure, the new platform achieves an approximately 10 per cent increase in body rigidity compared to conventional vehicles in the same class, as well as an approximately 15 per cent reduction in total vehicle weight compared to the platforms it replaces.
Additionally, by aiming for not partial optimisation but rather optimisation of the entire vehicle including components attached to the underbody, Suzuki has been able to keep vibration and noise in check, while maintaining ride comfort. This means better driving performance and fuel efficiency, without sacrificing collision safety and NVH performance.
Also, Suzuki will heighten its development efficiencies by integrating, based on the new platform, its current four platforms into three, centered on minicars, A-segment vehicles, and B-segment and larger vehicles, and by adopting modularization of functional components, such as suspension systems, air conditioning systems and seat frames.