Launched recently, Toyota Glanza is priced from Rs. 7.21 lakh to Rs 8.9 lakh and is basically a rebadged Maruti Baleno
Toyota Glanza, which is basically a renamed Maruti Baleno, was launched recently on June 6. Over haft a month after launch, the Toyota Glanza has been receiving positive responses from the market, which is quite unexpected for a virtually rebadged model. Due to the high demand, the waiting period is increasing. For the time being, the waiting period for the base-variant V of the Glanza is about 1 month while the customers of the G variant might have to wait from three to four weeks. It is expected to expand soon.
Toyota Glanza is the first product to be born out of the partnership between Toyota and Maruti Suzuki. As a part of the partnership, Maruti Suzuki has to provide 2,100 units of the Baleno per month. Toyota will deliver several updates to create a different identity for the models and sell them across its dealership network.
Initially, after received necessary updates, Toyota will sell the rebadged version at the price of Rs. 7.21 lakh to Rs 8.9 lakh. Toyota Glanza is available only in two trims, the entry-level V and the top-range V. These variants are similar to Alpha and Zeta, respectively.
Toyota Glanza doesn’t look much different from the original Baleno
Exteriorly, the Glanza looks almost identical to its donor, the Baleno but only with a slightly different grille and a new badge. Even on the inside, we could hardly spot the difference between the Baleno and the Glanza apart from the different badges on the steering wheel and the instrument cluster. On the feature front, Toyota Glanza gets headlights with LED projector, machine cut alloy wheels, electrically adjustable rearview mirrors for the exterior, automatic climate control, tilt & telescopic steering wheels, multi-control steering, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Moreover, Toyota Yaris is well-equipped in terms of safety. It gets ABS with EBD, twin front airbags, seat belt reminder and rear parking sensor with camera.
Toyota Glanza is powered by BSVI-compliant 1.2-litre engine with SHVS mild hybrid system
About the powertrain, unlike the Baleno which is available in both diesel and petrol version, Toyota Glanza’s range is limited to petrol engine only. Toyota Glanza is powered by BSVI-compliant 1.2-litre K12C Dualjet engine with SHVS mild hybrid system. This engine is able to produce the maximum power of 90 PS and 113 Nm, which is paired with either a standard five-speed manual gearbox or an optional CVT unit. Speaking of the fuel economy, normal manual version could return 2.1.01 kmpl. But with SHVS mild hybrid system, it could deliver 23.87 kmpl. When paired with a CVT gearbox, the Glanza records the fuel mileage of 19.56 kmpl.
After the Glanza, Toyota will get down to business with rebadging the MPV Maruti Ertiga. Other models like Ciaz and Vitara Brezza will follow. In return, Toyota will help Maruti by providing support for developing a range of hybrid models, RAV4 and rebadged Corolla for example.