Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) today announced that it has crossed sales of 200,000 units of its premium hatchback Baleno in less than two years. The company said that the Baleno has been averaging sales of over 10,000 units since its launch in October, 2015.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno was the car with many firsts in its segment, like Apple Car Play, as well as standard safety features like dual airbags and ABS with EBD. In March, the company also launched the Baleno RS, a sporty version of the car, marking its entry in the high performance segment. The Baleno RS features a 1 l, Boosterjet turbo-charged petrol engine aimed at the enthusiasts, with more power and better throttle response.
R S Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, MSIL, said the Baleno was developed keeping in mind the tastes and requirement of global customers. “We are very humbled with the success of Baleno. We thank all our customers for their support and patience despite huge waiting for delivery on Baleno,” added Kalsi.
The Baleno is being exported to over 100 countries and is the first car from Maruti Suzuki being exported to Japan under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Over 64,000 units of Baleno have been exported across the world including Japan, Australia, New Zealand and several parts of Europe and Latin America, noted MSIL.