Toyota abandoned the mild hybrid system for the entry-level Toyota Glanza, which lowered the starting price of this hatchback by Rs 24,000.
Toyota’s first Maruti-rebadged model was introduced earlier this year at the starting price of Rs 7.22 lakh. This new model is warmly welcomed by customers from India. Recently, to add more appeal to the existing model, Toyota introduced a new entry-level variant for this premium hatchback. Previously, the low-end G trim came with a hybrid system. But the new entry-level variant dumps the hybrid setting and exclusively comes with a 1.2-litre K Series petrol engine. As the expensive hybrid option is cut off, the price of the entry-level trim on the Toyota Glanza is reduced by Rs 24,000. It now starts at Rs 6.98 lakh.
Toyota Glanza is selling in good figures in the Indian market
The new entry-level variant’s 1.2-litre petrol engine is capable of making a maximum power of 82 Bhp and a maximum torque of 113 Nm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. With regard to the fuel efficiency, this powertrain can return an ARAI-rated mileage of 21.01 kmpl. The new petrol-manual powertrain is less fuel-efficient than the old hybrid system with a mileage of Rs. 23.87 lakh. In real-life condition, the mileage is expected to stand at around 19.5 to 20 kmpl.
As a rebadged version of the Maruti Baleno, Toyota Glanza doesn’t see any major changes from its donor apart from new Toyota badges. Things that make it distinctive from the original Maruti Baleno are a competitive price tag as well as an attractive warranty scheme. Thanks to these selling points, Toyota Glanza has gained good responses from the market despite the initial doubt for this rebadged version of the Baleno. Toyota’s rebadge Baleno is missing out the diesel variants and only petrol variants are on offer. It is unlikely that Toyota would add a new diesel engine to the range.
Toyota Glanza is BSVI-ready, which means no engine updates are expected in the near future
While Toyota has equipped the Glanza with a BSVI-ready engine from the get-go, Maruti Baleno is still carrying BSIV-compliant engines including a 1.3 litre Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel and a 1 litre 3 cylinder BoosterJet turbocharged petrol engine. These engine options are likely to be ceased before the BSVI kicks in. It means that only the BSVI 1.2-litre petrol engine, the same unit on the Glanza, will be available. By then, the engine offers on the Baleno and Toyota Glanza will be the same. To read more car news, visit IndianAuto.com.