Maruti Suzuki Baleno 5 lakh sales up in just 38 months

Maruti Suzuki has claimed that it has sold 5 lakh units of the Baleno hatchback in a period of 38 months. The car was launched in India in October 2015. 

According to Maruti Suzuki, sales of the Baleno grew by 20.6% in the first half of 2018-19 compared to the same period last year. Team-BHP’s sales analysis (October 2018 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis) shows that in October 2018, Maruti sold 18,657 units of the car, which is a growth of 28.4% compared to October 2017. Maruti claims that the car has over 27% market share in its segment.

The Baleno is powered by a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 83 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm of torque @ 4,000 rpm. It is also available with a 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that makes 74 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm @ 2,000 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission is offered as standard with both engines, while the petrol version gets a continuously variable transmission (CVT) as an option.

In March 2017, Maruti introduced the Baleno RS. The car is powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 101 BHP @ 5,500 rpm and 150 Nm of peak torque @ 1,700-4,500 rpm and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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