What is the Suzuki Baleno automatic like?

I have owned three Suzuki Swifts and now, due to a disability, need a larger car that can hold a wheelchair and three people. The new Suzuki Baleno appears to fit the bill - but the six-speed automatic gearbox confuses me - is it a normal "torque converter" box or is it a CVT or possibly a DSG type?

What do you think of the 1.0 turbo charged engine - producing over 100PS - is this going to be reliable ?

Asked on 5 June 2016 by 21Twinkle

Answered by Honest John
These were not available for testing in RHD when the recent spate of road tests were written. But I tested one last year. It's torque converter and the auto is by far the best Baleno; Test here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/suzuki/suzuki-bale.../
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