Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2018 offered at Rs 30,000 discount (file photo)
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is being offered at a huge discounted price of Rs 30,000. No, it’s not because of any festive season, it is just that the automaker is offering such massive discount so as to clear its stock from showroom. But this discount is limited to certain models of Baleno only and one such model includes the pre-facelift Baleno 2018 and the company is offering a discount up to Rs 30,000.
The step has been taken in order to clear the stock and make the way for the updated models which was launched in the last month. The discount of Rs 30,000 includes cash discount, exchange offer and additional corporate discount.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno was re-launched in the year 2015 after getting unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Currently, the premium hatchback is being sold at the NEXA outlets and is in direct competition with Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz.
Recently, a news surfaced over the internet according to which two Japanese auto giants in the Indian market are all set to join hands to share some models and the first one is going to be Baleno. Currently, sold as Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the premium hatchback will now be rebadged and will be available as Toyota Baleno. The car is expected to hit the Indian market in the second half of 2019 and will be available at the Toyota’s dealership. The alliance between Suzuki and Toyota was formed in the year 2017 to promote electric vehicle technology.
N Raja, Deputy Managing Director at Toyota Kirloskar Motor said to Autocar India, “One thing we're working on now is one of the products from the alliance – the Baleno. Towards the second half of this year, we should be seeing it made available to our dealers for sale’’.
As per the agreement, Suzuki will share its Baleno and Vitara Brezza models to Toyota while Toyota will share its Corolla to Suzuki.
This model sharing between Toyota and Suzuki will go beyond badge-engineering and the new Toyota’s version of Baleno is likely to come with few cosmetics changes on its front side, however, the new version Baleno will be identical to Maruti Suzuki model and will shares the same engines.
Currently, Maruti Suzuki Baleno holds the record of fastest five lakh units’ sale in the Indian market.