Recently launched Maruti SuzukiBaleno has overtaken Hyundai Elite i20 in sales numbers for November.
According to the company, Maruti Baleno sold 8396 units while, the Hyundai Elite i20 did sell 7252 units. In fact, the Hyundai Elite i20 was the segment leader, that was defeated by Maruti regarding sales numbers.
The Maruti SuzukiBaleno has competition with the Hyundai Elite i20 and the HondaJazz in the segment. However, Maruti has moved ahead of the Hyundai premium hatchback in its first month. In fact, Honda does not have the production capacity like Maruti or Hyundai. Needless to say, Honda can not compete in sheer numbers right now.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20 are three premium hatchbacks which are powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, nevertheless, the Baleno has a lighter body weight in comparison with the Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20. No doubt, it was advantageous for the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Hence, it can be said that automakers will now be trying to retain the same momentum to keep the sales numbers going higher.