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Suzuki launches ‘Made in India’ Baleno in Japan


Hamamatsu/New Delhi : After the overwhelming success of Baleno in India, Suzuki Motor Corporation, the parent company of Maruti Suzuki India Limited launched ‘Made in India’ Baleno in Japan on Wednesday.

Baleno, first exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Sept. 2015, was launched in India on 26th October 2016. Baleno is manufactured only in India at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar facility in Haryana. Since its launch, Maruti Suzuki has sold over 38,000 units of Baleno cars in domestic market. Baleno will be exported in more than 100 countries.

On the occasion of launch ceremony held in Tokyo, Sujan R. Chinoy, Ambassador of India to Japan said: “Maruti Suzuki exports to over 125 countries including those in Europe, which is proof of their quality. The model being launched today, the Baleno is a car developed and manufactured in India through Suzuki’s excellence. It will be exported to 100 global markets including Japan. I am confident that the Baleno will prove to be a huge success in Japan.”

“A landmark moment like this is a true testimony to the success of Indian Government’s “Make in India” campaign. Launch of ‘ Made in India’ Baleno in Japan is a proud moment for all of us. This reaffirms Maruti Suzuki’s manufacturing potential and growing importance of Maruti Suzuki India Limited in Suzuki Motor Corporation’s global business strategies. I am confident our Baleno would be well accepted by Japanese customers as well,” said Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO. (ANI)

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