Exports of Maruti Baleno to start from early-2016 – IAB Report

Posted on: Oct 20, 2015 - 1:56pm IST

To be exported to 100 markets from India.

Maruti Suzuki plans to export the Maruti Baleno to 100 markets, which is set to commence by early next year. R S Kalsi, Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki, told IAB, “We’ll start exporting the Baleno from the early part of 2016”. While discussing about the export markets, he divulged, “yes, Japan is one of the markets”.

Maruti Baleno featured image
Suzuki’s home market, Japan, will be one of the 100 recipientsĀ of the Baleno from India.

Maruti Suzuki exports cars to 125 countries, which includes markets in Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. The Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki has started the production of the premium hatchback, andĀ is the only facility that produces the Hyundai i20 competitor currently.

Maruti Baleno interior India spec
The Maruti Baleno will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz.

The Baleno is slated for launch in India on October 26. While the Indian version will be powered by the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced DDiS diesel engine, the export variants, including the European model, will be powered by the all-new 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine.

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