Baleno sales cross 10 lakh units

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on Thursday, 9th December said that the cumulative sales of its Baleno premium hatchback has crossed ten lakh units in six years since its launch in October 2015.

According to the carmaker, the model completed 1 lakh sales in the first year of its launch in October 2016, followed by 5 lakh in November 2018. It is retailed through the 399 NEXA outlets across 248 cities in the country.

Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (marketing & sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Since its launch, Baleno has enjoyed unparalleled leadership in the premium hatchback segment. It has set new benchmarks in design, safety, and innovation. With a staggering market share of over 25%, Baleno has led and redefined the premium hatchback segment.”

“Inspiring over a million customers and bagging numerous awards, Baleno has truly won the hearts of both the customers and the auto experts across the country. Today’s evolved urban Indian customer is self-motivated, tech-savvy, and bold in their life, and the Baleno is just the right companion for these discerning minds. Baleno makes for a premium style statement on wheels with its extraordinary road presence and drive experience,” he said.

The model is powered by 1.2litre Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine and offers Smart Hybrid technology. Some of the safety features include Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, Pretensioner and Force limiter seat belts with reminder, ISOFIX child restraint system, High-Speed Alert system, Reverse Parking Assist sensors, as standard across all variants.