Baleno sold a total of 14,629 units in May 2017; 12,378 units of that are petrol and 2,251 units are diesel
Maruti Suzuki’s popular premium hatchback Baleno has sold a total of 14,629 units in May 2017 with 85% of that attributing to the petrol models. It sold 12,378 units of petrol powered units, while the diesel models sold were 2,251 units only. This clearly indicates the shifting trend of Indian customers towards the petrol powered cars from diesel.
However, despite Baleno’s sales crossing 12k mark, it has actually declined from the premium hatchback’s April sales, as in previous month it sold more than 17,000 units. Retailed through the brand’s premium dealership chain Nexa, Maruti Suzuki Baleno has received immense popularity within very short period of time. It comes available priced between Rs. 5.28 lakh and Rs. 8.44 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
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Maruti Suzuki Baleno offers the customers a very premium feel with its stylish appearance and all the upmarket features inside the cabin. With the Indian buyers showing more and more interest towards the premium upmarket cars instead of basic mass market models, the Indo-Japanese auto major has been able to strike the right chord with this product.
Baleno is available with a 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and kicks out 83 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm along with 21.4 kmpl of fuel efficiency. There is a CVT gearbox on offer as well and it also returns same fuel efficiency as the manual model.
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On the diesel front, Maruti Suzuki Baleno is available with a Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel engine under the hood coupled with a 5-speed gearbox. It is capable of generating 74 bhp of peak power at 4000 rpm and 190 Nm of peak torque at 2000 rpm. The CVT gearbox has helped in enhancing the petrol powered Baleno’s appeal much further compared to the manual only diesel model. The recent anti-diesel vibe across Indian market has also played major role.
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