Maruti Suzuki says that it has ramped up the hatchback’s production by 34% in the last eight months.
Maruti Suzuki has announced that it will increase production of the Baleno premium hatchback to cut down its waiting period. With this move, the Indo-Japanese carmaker will also be able to abide by the increasing festive season’s sales. The carmaker says that it has ramped up the hatchback’s production by 34 per cent in the last eight months. Currently, the Maruti Baleno has an average monthly sales of around 18,000 units. Read: New Maruti Baleno Facelift – What To Expect?
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the top-selling Nexa exclusive model and it continues to feature in the list of top 10 best selling cars of the month. The hatchback registered total sales of 1,90,480 units in FY18 as compared to 1,20,804 units of FY17, accounting a growth of 58 per cent. The Baleno recently achieved 4 lakh sales mark in the Indian market. Read – Maruti Suzuki Cars To Be Developed At Toyota’s Bidadi Plant
The Maruti Baleno carline is spread available across four trims – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha – with both petrol and diesel engine options. Power for the petrol model comes from a 1.2-litre engine that’s good enough for 83bhp and 115Nm of torque. The diesel variants derive their power from a 1.3-litre motor producing 74bhp and 190Nm of peak torque. While the Baleno petrol is available with a 5-speed manual and an optional CVT gearbox (Delta, Zeta and Alpha), the diesel version comes with manual unit only. Read – Toyota-Badged Maruti Brezza & Baleno To Have High Local Components
Prices of the Maruti Baleno petrol models start from Rs 5.38 lakh for the entry-level Sigma variant and go up to Rs 8.43 lakh for the range-topping Alpha automatic variant. The diesel variants come in the price range of Rs 6.51 lakh (for the Sigma variant) – Rs 8.49 lakh (for the Alpha model). All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
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