Maruti Suzuki has expanded its range of automatic cars by adding the CVT gearbox to the Alpha variant of the popular Baleno premium hatchback. With this addition to the top variant, the CVT in Baleno will be offered in three variants now, including the Delta and Zeta variants. The move is seen as an effort to democratize two-pedal technology in India and Maruti Suzuki India is the leader in the automatic gearbox, including AMT and CVT in India.
With this launch customer looking to buy an Automatic Baleno will get hi-end features including the Smartphone Linkage Display Audio that works with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. The CVT Alpha variant is priced at Rs 834,052/- (ex-showroom Delhi).
With this launch, customers looking to buy an automatic Baleno will get hi-end features including the smartphone linkage display audio that works with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink, a company official said.
Since its launch in October 2015, the company has sold over 2 lakh units of Baleno. The vehicle crossed the 1 lakh unit sales milestone in less than a year.
In March this year, Maruti had also launched the Baleno RS+ , a sporty version of the Baleno, marking its entry in the high-performance segment.
Currently, Baleno is being exported to over 100 countries and is the first car from MSI being shipped to Japan. Over 68,000 units of the hatchback have been exported across the world including Japan, Australia, New Zealand and several parts of Europe and Latin America.