Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Practical, big boot for Baleno

While the handling feels set up more for comfort than fun – the latter taken care of by the Swift instead – another highlight is the interior space on offer. Four adults will easily fit, and the 355-litre boot is one of the biggest on offer for this type of car.

Until we’ve got full precise pricing information we’re unable to comment on the Suzuki Baleno’s value for money against its rivals, but with a list price expected at around the £12,000 mark it would seem a strong entrant in the sector.

Read on for a full evaluation of this brand new car.