2022 Suzuki Baleno Shadow Edition coming soon, more special editions to follow


Suzuki Australia is preparing to cast a range of Shadow special editions across its showrooms, starting with the Baleno hatchback before being rolled out on most models in the range.

Alex Misoyannis


The 2022 Suzuki Baleno will bow out of Australian showrooms within the coming months with a ‘Shadow’ edition – a blacked-out treatment set to expand across the Suzuki range.

The current-generation Baleno city car – which, as reported, will be discontinued in the coming months – is due to be the first in a line of Suzuki models to offer ‘Shadow’ editions over the next 12 months.

Teased on the website of Suzuki Australia (the distributor for all regions except Queensland), 300 examples of the limited-edition Baleno Shadow will be made available by the end of this year.

Available in white or silver, each Shadow edition is expected to be fitted with black wheels, trim highlights and decals – though the full list of extras will be confirmed closer to launch in the next couple of months, along with pricing.

Due before the end of this year is a Shadow Edition for the Suzuki Ignis city hatch/SUV – with similar black styling features – with further Shadow versions of the Swift city car, and Vitara and S-Cross small SUVs understood to follow some time next year.

Drive understands the Shadow Editions will become permanent fixtures of the Suzuki Australia line-up, for all models except the in-demand Jimny off-roader.

Above: Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo.

Details for Queensland – where Suzuki cars are sold by an independent distributor rather than by the factory-backed Suzuki Australia head office – are yet to be confirmed.

While the current-generation Suzuki Baleno will be phased out from the line-up in the coming months – as the facelifted model revealed overseas has not yet been earmarked for Australia – the small-car specialist is preparing to introduce an overhauled S-Cross small SUV in September 2022.

New generations of the Swift and Vitara are anticipated in the coming years, along with the long-rumoured (and recently-spied) five-door version of the Jimny, though details about those models remain under wraps and are yet to be confirmed.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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