Suzuki’s new premium hatchback has already begun to make waves in the Indian market and the company is looking to use the Indian facility in order to act as a manufacturing hub for the car globally. The Baleno is to be manufactured at the Manesar facility of the automaker and is to be exported to as many as 100 markets across the world, which includes Japan, via the CBU route.
The Baleno is likely to be exported by Maruti to markets across the globe including European, Asian as well as South American markets. Maruti will also rev up production by a great extent as India will be the sole manufacturer and exports are set to start within a couple of month from the October 26 India launch by the company.
The Indian edition of the Baleno will have the 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine option and the 1.3 litre MultiJet diesel engine option. In European markets, the car will also have a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol mill as an option.
The bookings for the Baleno have already begun across the country and the cost is likely to be quite low since the company has managed to locally source as much as 99 per cent of the components of the cars. The options that the Baleno will be available in include four manual diesel options as well as four manual petrol and one automatic petrol transmission option.