Friday, 26 February 2016

Made in India Maruti Suzuki Baleno exported to Japan

Maruti Suzuki has commenced exports of the Baleno premium hatchback. The first batch dispatched from India has been unloaded at Toyohashi Port in Japan.

The Baleno is the first car from Maruti Suzuki to be exported to the parent company’s home market, Japan. The Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz rival is based on a new platform, which will also underpin the soon to be launch, Maruti Suzuki Ignis.

Suzuki will be offering the petrol version of the Baleno is Japan. The part of the engine line up will also be the new 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged engine producing 110bhp, which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. The Baleno with the same engine set up will be launched here in mid-2016, ahead of the festive season.

Maruti Suzuki has dispatched the first consignment of 1,800 units, of the Baleno from the Mundra Port in Gujarat. The company also plans to export the Suzuki Baleno to over 100 global markets and is likely to export 30,000 - 40,000 units of the Baleno annually. The company has invested around Rs 1,060 crore in the development of Baleno.

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