Cars in India | Autoportal.com

Maruti Suzuki Baleno production ramped up to reduce waiting period

Maruti Suzuki Baleno production ramped up to reduce waiting period

Snapshot: Maruti Suzuki announced that it has increased production of its premium hatchback Baleno by 34 per cent.

- Comments    |    Write Comment

Maruti Suzuki announced that it has increased production of its premium hatchback Baleno by 34 per cent over the last 8 months to cut down the waiting period for the model. The premium hatchback made its launch in October 2015 and has been one of the top selling models from company’s premium dealership network, Nexa. Moreover, the model has already crossed a 4.5 lakh sales mark since its launch.

In a statement, R S Kalsi, MSI Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, said, “The availability of Baleno got a boost with the Suzuki Motor Gujarat plant operational at its full capacity of 2.5 lakh units annually”. He also further added, "With improved availability the average monthly sales of Baleno has touched around 18,000 units in the past 8 months, as compared to an average of around 14,000 units in the January 2017-August 2017 period".

Click here for latest News and Updates!

The premium hatch competes with the new Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20 and the likes. It draws its power from a 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 83bhp of power with 115Nm and the 1.3-litre diesel unit that develops 74bhp with 190Nm of top power. Transmission duty is carried by either a  5-speed manual or a CVT automatic on the petrol version, while the diesel variant gets a manual option only. Maruti also offers a sporty version of the Baleno, the RS variant that draw its power from a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit with 101bhp and 105Nm of torque, offered with a 5-speed manual only.

Maruti’s Baleno is not only manufactured for the Indian market, but is also exported to Japan and other international markets such as -  Australia, Europe, Latin America and East Asia.

Related car news

  • Maruti Baleno RS Discontinued Ahead of BS6 Emission Norms 24-01-2020 Autoportal Team Maruti Suzuki Discontinues Baleno RS; Won't Get BS6 Engine U...
  • Maruti Nexa Cars Gets Exciting Discounts Up to Rs 1.15 lakhs 09-01-2020 Autoportal Team Maruti Suzuki Nexa Cars Discounts for January 2020 - Up to R...
  • Maruti Suzuki Could Revive Diesel Engines Post BS6 Deadline 25-11-2019 Prachi Walia Maruti Suzuki Might Relaunch Diesel Engines in BS6 Era, Deta...
  • Maruti Baleno Sells 6.5 lakhs+ Units in less than 4 Years 22-11-2019 Prachi Walia Maruti Baleno: A Super Hit with Sales of more than 6.5 Lakh...
  • Is Maruti Baleno the latest Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki? 30-07-2019 Autoportal Team Maruti Baleno 48V Hybrid Variant Spied on the Test in India
  • Maruti Baleno Diesel and Baleno RS Price Hiked 26-04-2019 Autoportal Team Maruti Baleno Diesel and Baleno RS Price Hiked