Maruti Suzuki is celebrating a new sales milestone, with its Baleno hatchback having crossed the 5 lakh sales mark. The premium hatchback has achieved this milestone in 38 months, making it the quickest model in India to reach this landmark. The announcement has come just a couple of days after the brand’s Swift clocked over 2 million sales since its introduction in India in 2005.
Based on the milestone, the Baleno, which had launched in India in 2015, has a monthly sales average of 13,157 units or a daily average of 438 cars. Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatchback is a regular on the top 10 monthly sales chart as well.
Commenting on the milestone, R S Kalsi, senior executive director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “The Baleno has become a resounding success in the highly competitive premium hatchback segment. It is a testimony of our best-in-class technology and customer experience. Our engineers have ensured that the Baleno offers superior ride and handling, class-leading performance and safety. With a staggering 20.6 percent growth in the first half of 2018-19, the Baleno has been among the top selling cars in India since 2016.”
Maruti retails the Baleno from its premium Nexa outlets, with an 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 75hp, 1.3-litre diesel. While a 5-speed manual is available with both, the petrol also gets a CVT automatic as an option. The model regularly out-sells its rivals like the Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20.
The Baleno, which is exclusively manufactured in India, is also the first car to be exported from our market to Japan. It has also received a strong response in international markets such as Australia, Europe, Latin America and East Asia.
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