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Made-in-India Baleno launched in Japan

Suzuki Motor Corporation, the parent company of Maruti Suzuki, has launched the 'Made in India' Baleno in Japan on Wednesday. Maruti intends to export the India-made Baleno to 100 countries in the coming months.

The premium hatchback that Maruti launched in India last year was first exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015.

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.

Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, said, "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."