With up to eight months of waiting on the Baleno, it makes all the sense for Maruti to increase the production. And that’s what they plan to do, from the current 12,000 monthly units. That will certainly help the company clear the outstanding 45,000 orders for the car.
The company’s Executive Director for Sales and Marketing,R S Kalsi, also mentioned that parent company Suzuki will start production at the Gujarat facility next year. Although not confirmed yet, but Autocar India mentions that the Baleno will be the first car to roll out from there, followed by new products.
Launched in the premium hatchback space, the Baleno has been a successful offering from Maruti Suzuki, with 64,000 deliveries made already. Apart from premium styling and a spacious interior, the Baleno is good to drive, and comes with segment-first features like ABS and airbags standard on all variants.
You can read more about the car in our review here.
And not only that, it was the first Suzuki product to be exported to Japan from India. And that’s not all, with a more powerful and driver-oriented Baleno RS (with a 1-liter turbocharged petrol engine) coming, it’s going to widen its appeal as well.