The Maruti Baleno has achieved the milestone of selling more than 4 lakh units across the globe. The B-segment hatchback was launched in the Indian market in October 2015 and is available in eleven configurations, with prices ranging from Rs 5.35 lakh to Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the Maruti Baleno RS retails at INR 8.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is available in four variants: Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha.
Looking at the progress report of the Baleno, the automaker sold 44,697 units in the six months of FY16 that it was on sale – at a time when Maruti’s Nexa dealership count had just crossed the 100-mark. While in FY17, sales grew to 1, 20,804 units and the FY18 witnessed a 58 percent surge in Baleno sales, to 1, 90,480 units. Later in the same FY, Baleno sold 39,810 units, up until May. Currently, the Nexa network is over 300-showroom strong, hence we can say that the Baleno’s sales growth has mirrored the expansion of Maruti’s premium Nexa sales network, which exclusively retails the model.