It’s known for its small car supremacy . But in the past 10 months, car market leader Maruti Suzuki has managed to crack three non-small car segments -the mid-sized sedan with its Ciaz, the compact SUV with the Vitara Brezza, and the premium hatchback with the Baleno. According to industry data, Ciaz with 53,644 units in the April-January period has not only outsold competitors like Honda City , Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid but also clocked the highest growth in the segment. Similarly in the crowded compact SUV segment, Vitara Brezza’s year-to-date tally of 88,537 units is ahead of best-seller competitors like Hyundai Creta and Mahindra Bolero. Baleno, too, leads the premium hatch market with 96,720 units ahead of competitors like Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and VW Polo.
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