Saar: The average monthly sales of the premium hatchback have touched nearly 18,000 units in the past eight months, which is 4,000 more than what it managed during the Jan ’17 to Aug ’17 period.

If there is one plague that Maruti Suzuki has to tackle with, it is the enormous waiting periods for its blockbuster products. Speaking of which, one of them, in recent times, has been the Baleno hatchback. Launched in October 2015, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno has racked-up over 4.5 lakh sales (domestic plus exports) for the company. But customers have had to face long waiting periods to get one. In order to bring the agony down for its patriots, Maruti Suzuki increased the production of the Baleno hatchback.

With its plants in Manesar and Gurugram running at full capacity, it was newly opened Gujarat plant that helped in increasing the Baleno’s production by 34 per cent in the past eight months. With more units rolling out of the factory floor every month, the average monthly sales of the premium hatchback have touched nearly 18,000 units in the past eight months. That’s a substantial increase to the 14,000-mark that the carmaker managed during the January 2017 to August 2017 period. In other words, with more units of the premium hatchback being produced on a daily basis, customers will have to wait comparatively less to get theirs delivered.

The Baleno became the first ever India-made product that was exported to Japan – Suzuki Motor Corporation’s home country. Apart from being on sale and dominating its segment in India, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is also exported from our shores to markets like Australia, Latin America, East Asia and Europe. The company claims that the Baleno has been well received in International markets as well.

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In India, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno locks horns with the like of the Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo. The Baleno has been in production for nearly three years now. Expect Maruti Suzuki to launch a refreshed iteration of the premium hatchback sometime next year. A few days ago, India’s largest carmaker silently updated the S-Cross with added features and a new price list.