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Maruti Suzuki Baleno outsells Hyundai Elite i20 in November sales

Maruti Suzuki Baleno outsells Hyundai Elite i20 in November sales
Ninad Ambre Ninad Ambre Wednesday 09 December 2015, 16:53 PM

Maruti Suzuki's new Baleno has surpassed the Hyundai Elite i20's sales numbers for November 2015. The former car's sales figures stood at 9,074 units outnumbering the latter's 8,264 units.

The Elite i20 was the highest selling premium hatchback at a time, but is now uncrowned from its title due to the Baleno. Maruti Suzuki managed to garner more than 40,000 bookings in just a month for the hatchback showing the positive response from the Indian customers. With this stellar performance in sales, the Baleno also entered the list of top 10 selling cars for November 2015.

Despite being sold through only a few premium Nexa dealerships in select major cities in India, Maruti Suzuki has managed to dethrone its closest competitor – the i20. The Baleno has modern looks, a spacious cabin, peppy petrol engine, an equipment list and features on par with the competition. It is priced in the range of Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 8.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), making it a value-for-money proposition. It is also offered in an automatic trim, whereas its prime rival, the i20, still lacks this variant.

Also, Hyundai has recently halted production at their plant in Chennai due to the flood situation in the state. This includes the Elite i20 and with this gap in manufacturing, it might now also become difficult for the manufacturer to ramp up the Elite i20's sales numbers anytime soon. With the return of normalcy, let’s hope that the production starts soon and the sales of the Elite i20 also gain back momentum gradually.

 

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