India's leading car manufacturers Maruti Suzuki Baleno launched its latest car, the Baleno, in October and the hatchback version sold 4,229 units by the end of October. As per the latest reports, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno bookings have already crossed the 40,000 mark. The craze for this new variant is such that at least 1,000 cars are being booked on an average every day.
Since its launch, the Baleno has been taking on leading brands like Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20. After making its presence felt in the Indian market, the Baleno is also planning to hit the global market with exports to nearly 100 locations in Europe, South America and Japan etc starting 2016.
To keep the expectations rising for Baleno, Maruti Suzuki is contemplating the addition of a more powerful iteration of the 1.3-litre Multijet 200 DDiS diesel engine as against the current 1.2-litre VVT petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine with 83 bhp and 74 bhp respectively. Currently, the Baleno's mileage is rated at 21.4 Kmpl in the petrol and 27.39 Kmpl for the diesel versions.