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Maruti Suzuki Baleno Records Highest Sales in July 2017, 2nd Most Selling Car in India

Overall Maruti Suzuki has recorded highest ever monthly sales in July 2017 with 1.65 lakh units marking a 20% growth.

Ayushmann Chawla | News18.comAyushmannChawla

Updated:August 7, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
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Maruti Suzuki Baleno Records Highest Sales in July 2017, 2nd Most Selling Car in India
Maruti Suzuki Baleno. (Photo: Siddharth Safaya/News18.com)
Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which was earlier sitting at the 5th spot, has gained 3 spots to become the runner-up in the top 10 selling cars of July 2017 with 19,153 units sold, this is also the highest ever sales of Baleno in a single month. Last month, Maruti Suzuki sold 9057 units of Baleno. The implementation of goods and services tax in the country also hampered the sales of sub 4-meter compact SUVs in India.

Overall Maruti Suzuki has recorded highest ever monthly sales in July 2017 with 1.65 lakh units marking a 20% growth. The compact segment contributed the most to the overall sales with 63,116 units, a growth of 25% as compared to July 2016 with 50,362 units. In this segment, the company offers cars like Swift, Dzire and Baleno. Surprisingly, 7 out of 10 top selling cars of July 2017 are made by Maruti Suzuki. Available in 12 variants with 3 engine and 2 transmission and 2 fuel options, Baleno ranges from Rs 5.26 lakh up to Rs 8.43 lakh.

The petrol versions of the Baleno are powered by the 1.2-litre K-Series VVT engine that churns out 83bhp and 115Nm of torque. The engine is available with a choice of a five-speed manual or the CVT automatic transmission. The diesel engine is the same 1.3-litre multijet from the Swift producing 75bhp and 190Nm of torque. It uses the five-speed manual gearbox.

In this segment, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno competes with the likes of Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo.

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