Maruti Suzuki has disclosed that the company will get the around 10,000 units of Maruti Baleno hatchback from the parent company’s Gujarat plant in the present financial year. In fact, the Gujarat plant will work from February 2017 and it will be manufactured and delivered around 10,000 hatchbacks. Using this, the waiting period of Baleno to be reduced for the new customers as well as the company to deliver more volumes in the market.
Baleno is the first confirmed project from the Gujarat plant, which will most probably manufacture the upcoming cars like Ignis and next-generation models (Swift & Swift Dzire). The new project (Gujarat) will reduce the burden of existing manufacturing units in Gurgaon and Manesar.
Mr RC Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki, has directly disclosed about the 10k units of Baleno project to ET Auto. Until the last month, the premium hatchback had the waiting period of 6 months in the market. Moreover, the company to introduce the Baleno RS, showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, in the early month of the next year. Before the launch of Baleno RS performance variant, the Indian carmaker has scheduled Ignis launch on January 13, 2017.
The Gujarat plant will start the operations from February 2017 with a starting production capacity of 1,50,000 cars annually. The new plant allows the company to drive more volumes for the export market.