Both the cars share a special place in the Indian market

According to the latest reports both the Suzuki Ignis as well as the Baleno has been nominated for the 2017 World Car of the Year award in the new ‘Urban Car’ category. Now the particular reason why we are interested in this news is because of two reasons. The first one is keeping in mind the fact that the Baleno is already sold in the Indian market while the Ignis will be launched in between the time period of January-March 2017. While the second one being the fact that India is actually the production hub for both these cars.

The Suzuki Baleno is currently already being produced as well as exported from Maruti Suzuki’s production plants located both in Manesar and Gurgaon. Apart from the Baleno Maruti Suzuki will also start producing and also export the Ignis Crossover at their newest facility in Gujarat which has been prepped up to work on the new platform.

Coming to the new Urban car category, the criteria which the contenders will have to match to be nominated for the WCOTY award are each and every vehicle should have to be less than 4 metres in overall length, the car will have to be on sale in the two continents by spring 2017.

Now both the Baleno as well as the Ignis measures less than 4 metres in length. The Baleno is already on sale in the markets of Japan and also Europe while the Ignis Crossover is already on sale in the markets of Japan and will also be on sale in some other markets as well.

Both the Baleno as well as the Ignis will compete with six different cars in this particular category.

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