New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the country’s largest carmaker, on Wednesday announced that it has ramped up production of Baleno, the premium hatchback car, by 34 per cent over the last 8 months to cut waiting period for the model.

Baleno is one of the top selling models for MSI and was launched in October 2015.  MSI has sold over 4.5 lakh units of Baleno cumulatively, since its launch. The premium hatchback has been featuring among country’s top five best selling cars since March 2017.

“The availability of Baleno got a boost with the Suzuki Motor Gujarat plant operational at its full capacity of 2.5 lakh units annually,” MSI Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) R S Kalsi said in a statement.

The company is confident that with increased production of Baleno it will be able to enhance the car ownership experience of its NEXA customers, he added.

“With improved availability the average monthly sales of Baleno has touched around 18,000 units in the past 8 months, as compared to an average of around 14,000 units in the January 2017-August 2017 period,” Kalsi said.

Not only in India the model has also received good response in global markets such as Australia, Europe, Latin America and East Asia. Besides, India Baleno is also exported to Japan.

(With PTI Inputs)