Maruti Suzuki has sold around 80,330 units of Baleno in just 10 months with the iconic design and performance of the global standard model. The average monthly sales of the premium hatchback are more than 8,000 units since its launch in October 2015. By observing the total analysis of the Baleno sales report, the 70 percent of the total Baleno customers purchased 1.2 petrol variant. The reasons behind this are the entry-level petrol variant offered at the lower on-road price and the diesel-powered cars have uncertainty in India. Moreover, the variation between the fuel prices impacted to increase the demand of Baleno 1.2 petrol.
The Indian-made Baleno exported to the different markets with the 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine so that the demand for the product is increased. Consequently, it receives waiting period around six to seven months. In this financial year, the model has tried to overcome the Hyundai i20 in terms of sales, but it hasn’t. As per the report from Indian Autos blog, the Baleno receives more than 1lakh orders from the prospective customers in around ten months.
The manufacturing unit of Maruti Suzuki (Manesar plant) is running at the full capacity of production to deliver the total booking orders. Besides, the company’s Vitara Brezza also received the waiting period in India due to the demand. Once the Gujarat facility (Sanand Plant) starts the operation, the carmaker expected to deliver the models in the mentioned period.
Baleno’s cost is hiked by up to Rs. 10,000 based on the variant and it is now available at Rs. 5.25lakhs to Rs. 8.36lakhs, ex-showroom, New Delhi. Previously, the hatchback has priced Rs. 5.15 to 8.33lakhs on the both fuel types of variants. Moreover, the Baleno RS has been premiered at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo with the 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine is to be launched in September or October 2016.