India-made Suzuki Baleno confirmed for Nepal, New Zealand
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Manufactured and exported from India.
CG MotoCorp, authorized distributor of Suzuki four-wheelers for Nepal, and Suzuki New Zealand have confirmed that the Suzuki Baleno (Maruti Baleno in India) will be launching in their respective countries this year.
While Nepal will get the Suzuki Baleno by April end, the Baleno for New Zealand will arrive later in the year. Given that India is the only production hub of the Suzuki Baleno, it will be manufactured and exported from Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar facility.
In total, the Baleno will be exported to over 100 countries which includes European markets such as France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and Spain. In Italy, Suzuki launched a limited edition Suzuki Baleno Web S (online pre-order only) which is priced from 15,900 Euros (INR 11.55 lakhs). The India-made Baleno also went on sale in Japan, with prices ranging from 1.414 million Yen.
The Baleno’s engine lineup is not yet confirmed for the NZ-spec Baleno, while the Nepal-spec model could pack the 1.2-liter K-Series engine that outputs 84 PS and 115 Nm through a 5-speed manual gearbox or CVT.
Don’t miss our Maruti Baleno review.