Toyota recently introduced a new hatchback, the Toyota Glanza, which is based on the Maruti Baleno. This premium hatchback is the first product to be launched under Toyota and Maruti’s partnership. In fact, the Glanza is essentially a rebadged Maruti Baleno. Apart from the revised grille and a better warranty scheme, the Toyota Glanza is essentially identical to the Baleno. When it comes to the performance, is the Glanza any different or is it just another Baleno with a different badge? In the following video, Arun Panwar will give us a review of the Toyota Glanza from the perspective of a Baleno’s owner.
TOYOTA GLANZA Real Life Drive Review
Toyota Glanza inherits the powertrains from its donor, Maruti Baleno. It comes with two petrol engine options that are currently available on the Baleno. However, on the Glanza, only the 1.2-litre SHVS hybrid DualJet petrol motor is available. This engine is capable of making 90 PS of maximum power and 113 Nm of peak torque. In the video, the car can be seen driving with a full load of occupants. The driver, also the owner of a Baleno, is content with how smooth and confident the car is despite being loaded with four occupants. The car also shows a quick acceleration from standstill to 80 kmph, which takes only about 10 seconds.
Toyota Glanza borrows the 1.2-litre DualJet and the 1.20litre VVT engine from Maruti Baleno
At the moment, Toyota Glanza is the most affordable mild-hybrid car in India. Before the Glanza, it was the mild hybrid Glanza that owned the title. Maruti Baleno’s mild hybrid variants start at Rs. 7.86 lakh while the Toyota Glanza’s entry-level mild hybrid variant is priced at Rs 7.21 lakh. The Glanza clearly gets the upper hand when it comes to the price.
Moreover, Toyota also offers a better warranty offer. Specifically, Toyota Glanza is offered with a 3-year standard warranty (1 lakh). The customers could choose to extend their car’s warranty to a five-year span (2 lakh). On the other hand, Maruti is offering Baleno buyers with a 2-year/40,000 warranty which could be extended to four years.
Initially, Toyota Glanza is only available in two grades, G and V. After the Toyota Glanza, the two manufacturers will introduce more co-developed models, including Toyota’s rebadged Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and even the Ciaz.