Maruti Baleno has crossed the sales milestone of 4 Lakh units in the Indian market. This feat has been achieved in less than 3 years as the premium hatch was launched in October 2015 in the country. Being sold via the Nexa network of premium deakerships, Maruti Baleno comes in both petrol and diesel fuel trims in four grades: Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The petrol trim gets three automatic variants as well in Delta, Zeta and Alpha trim levels besides the manual, while the diesel fuel trim doesn't get any automatic variant.
Maruti retailed 44,697 units of Baleno in the six months of FY16 in India. What makes it even more special and praiseworthy is the fact that the company had barely 100 Nexa outlets in the country at that time. It sold 1.20 Lakhs units in FY17. Coming to FY18, the sales charts witnessed a whooping growth of 58 percent as the country's largest automaker sold nearly 1.90 Lakh units of the hatchback during this period. The FY19 is also turning out to be a yet another sensational year for the Baleno and Maruti as nearly 39,810 units have been sold until May. Also, presently, Maruti has a network of over 300 Nexa dealerships across the nation. The Baleno, by far, is the best retailed Maruti vehicle from the Nexa dealerships. It has constantly made its presence in the list of India's top 10 selling car.
Maruti Baleno hasn't received a facelift yet since its launch which was around three years back. Though, it is believed that the company is readying an updated version which might be launched next year. The hatchback has been ruling the premium hatchback segment in India by outnumbering all its rivals such as the Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz. It would also face a fierce competition from Tata 45X, which made its global debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in concept form. The Tata's challenger is expected to come out by mid 2019. Maruti Baleno's petrol variants come in a price range of Rs 5.35-8.40 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi), while the diesel variants are priced in a bracket of Rs 6.51-8.49 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi).