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Maruti Suzuki exports 1800 Balenos to Japan

Team OD  | Updated: February 08, 2016, 01:48 PM IST

Suzuki Motor Corporation in Japan will be receiving their first ever consignment of exports from their Indian arm, Maruti Suzuki. The goods in question are 1,800 Baleno hatchbacks, manufactured at Maruti's Manesar plant in Haryana and shipped from the Mundra Port in Gujarat.

Image of the regular Baleno used for reference

The Baleno which was launched around the festive season in India, will hit Japanese showrooms in March 2016. Around 200 dealers from Japan recently visited the Manesar facility to understand the manufacturing process that goes into building the Baleno hatchback.

In India, Maruti Suzuki has received 80,000 bookings for the premium hatchback and they hope to repeat that success in the Japanese market.

At the Auto Expo 2016, Suzuki Motor Corporation president and COO said, "I am convinced that the Baleno will be the success story of Make in India, and the significance of Maruti Suzuki as the global production base will further expand."

The Baleno currently competes with the Hyundai i20, the Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo in the Indian market.

Also see:

Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback launched in India at Rs 4.99 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Baleno first drive review

2015 Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback: Variants explained

2015 Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback: All you need to know

Spec comparo: Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20 vs Honda Jazz

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