The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday said that sales of its premium hatchback Baleno have crossed the 8 lakh mark since its launch. Maruti launched its hatchback Baleno in 2015. According to a statement issued by Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the Baleno became the best-selling premium hatchback within a year of its launch. The company has made a sales figure of 8 lakh in a record 59 months.
Shashank Srivastava, executive director (marketing and sales), Maruti Suzuki, says that the response received from customers within five years is very positive. Due to which the Baleno sales figure has crossed 8 lakhs. Srivastava says that Maruti has been able to improve its position in the hatchback segment through Baleno. Also, our Nexa channel also got a unique identity through this model.
Baleno sales from 377 Nexa outlets.
Baleno is specially manufactured in India. It is sold through 377 outlets in 200 cities of the country. In addition, the company exports Baleno to Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia. The current version of Maruti Baleno is equipped with smart hybrid technology.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is powered by a 1.2 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine that can generate 82 hp power and 115 Nm peak torque. Apart from this, there is also a 1.3 liter diesel engine, which generates 74 hp power and 190 Nm peak torque. A 5 speed manual transmission has been given with both engines. However, the 1.2 liter petrol engine is also available with CVT automatic gearbox. The only petrol engine of this car is BS6 Compliant. The company also offers a 1.2 liter, 4 cylinder dual jet petrol engine in the Baleno, which generates 89 hp power and 113 Nm peak torque.
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