Maruti Baleno ranks second after Hyundai i20 in Feb 2016 sales - IAB Report

04/03/2016 - 11:21 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Sales of the Honda Jazz and Maruti Baleno declined in Feb 2016.

The Hyundai i20 yet again outsold its new rival, the Maruti Baleno, in the month of February 2016. Sales of the i20 family (Elite i20+i20 Active) stood at 10,202 units whereas Maruti retailed 6,888 units of the Baleno.

Suzuki Baleno 1.2 SHVS at 2016 Geneva Motor Show
The export market Baleno is available with a 1.25L DualJet engine or a 1L Boosterjet engine.

It is to be noted that sales of the Maruti Baleno declined compared to January 2016 (7,698 units sold in Jan 2016), whereas sales of the i20 family increased compared to the same month (9,604 units sold in Jan 2016). Sales of the Honda Jazz too declined compared to the previous month (3,365 units in Feb 2016 compared to 4,709 units in Jan 2016).

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. updated the i20 with new features like projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, a new Phantom Black color and standard fitment of airbags. Maruti on the other hand announced at the Auto Expo 2016 that it will launch the Baleno RS towards the festive season of the year with the 1.0-liter Boosterjet engine.

2016 Hyundai i20 front at the Auto Expo 2016
The updated i20 gets airbags as standard.

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The first two months of 2016 also saw Maruti export the Baleno to Japanese and European markets. The made-in-India Baleno is on showcase at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, where it is displayed with two distinct powertrains: a 1.25-liter DualJet petrol engine with SHVS technology and a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged Boosterjet engine.

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