Maruti Suzuki has consistently been the No.1 car maker in India. While, they still dominate the small car segment, the company’s Baleno and Ciaz models recently achieved a sales milestone. Maruti Baleno and Ciaz sales crossed 1.5 lakh units for the first time since their launch.
According to Autocar, Maruti sold 150,000 units of the Baleno in a period of 18 months following its launch in October 2015.
Baleno is Maruti’s premium offering which rivals the likes of the Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz. The sportier Baleno RS was recently launched and has been sold through premium Nexa retail outlets along with models like the Ignis and S-Cross. That said, the company now plans to shift sales of the Ciaz mid-size sedan to Nexa dealerships as well.
Speaking of the Ciaz, sales of the Honda City rival crossed 1.5 lakh units in the month of April 2017. The Ciaz was launched back in October 2014 and crossed the 1 lakh units mark in just 19 months.
Written by Tushar Kelshikar