Maruti Baleno has overtaken Hyundai Elite i20 in sales numbers for November. This was the first month for Marutis new premium hatchback. At the moment, this segment has the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz. The Elite i20 has the segment leader but Maruti has moved ahead of the Hyundai premium hatchback in its first month.
Too early to come to any kind of conclusion. Both the Baleno and the Elite i20 are great packages on offer. Maruti Baleno sold 8396 units (wholesale), while the Hyundai Elite i20 did 7252 units. The Elite i20 and the Baleno have expanded the segment. Honda doesnt have the production capacity like Hyundai or Maruti and hence it cannot compete in sheer numbers at the moment. All the three hatchbacks are strong and a lot of young buyers have picked the premium hatchbacks.
The Baleno, Elite i20 and the Jazz are three hatchbacks that are powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, however the advantage Baleno has is lighter body weight, when compared to the other two. With the festive season ending, automakers will be trying to retain the same momentum to keep the sales numbers going higher.
Source : MotorOctane