Prices start at around £13,250: that's for the base 'SZ-T' variant. For plusher 'SZ5' trim, you'll need to pay from around £14,250 - with a £1,350 premium on top of that if you want automatic transmission. All these prices assume you're going for the 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. If you want the alternative 1.2-litre SHVS petrol variant, you'll be paying around £13,750.
Standard equipment for all Baleno models in the range is comprehensive and the 'SZ-T' model includes six airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels, HID headlights, air conditioning, satellite navigation, a DAB Radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, rear privacy glass, cruise control with a speed limiter and front electric windows. 'SZ5' trim adds automatic climate control, rear electric windows, a 4.2 inch central colour trip display, LED rear lights, Adaptive Cruise Control and Radar Brake Support.
That latter feature is well worth having. When travelling above approximately 3mph, if the system detects a risk of collision with the vehicle in front, it warns the driver to apply the brakes. At higher speeds, if the possibility of a collision is senses, Radar Brake Support warns the driver with a buzzer and also via a notification on the multi information display.