Toyota has officially launched their first product from its collaboration with Maruti Suzuki – the Glanza. This is Toyota’s first entry into the lucrative premium hatchback segment. However, unlike the Baleno which gets a diesel engine too, the Glanza is available only with petrol engine options. It does get the option of a CVT automatic gearbox and is sold across four trim levels. With prices starting at Rs 7.21 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), here is everything you can buy for the same price as the new Toyota Glanza.
For the price of the G trim – which is based on the Zeta trim of Baleno – Toyota is offering features like dual airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD and brake assist, LED projectors, seven-inch infotainment system with six speakers and mobile telephony, diamond cut alloys, power windows, push-button start, climate control, power windows and centre armrest for front passengers. In its price range, other capable hatchbacks can be had in their top-spec trims such as Hyundai Grand i10 Asta, Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXi/ZDi or the Mahindra KUV100 NXT K8 which can offer added ground clearance and the option of six seats as well. But, there are many options among compact sedans as well for the price of the G trim of the Glanza. So cars like Tata Tigor and mid-trims of the Ford Aspire and Hyundai Xcent can offer additional boot space over the premium hatchback. Apart from that, Ford offers the Freestyle CUV with a rugged body cladding and a powerful engine option in this price bracket as well.
Meanwhile, the Glanza’s top-spec V trim – based on the Alpha trim of Baleno – tops out at Rs 8.90 lakhs. For this price, features like automatic headlamps, LED DRLs, reverse parking camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel, UV cut glass and follow-me-home lights are added to list over the G trim. In this price range, the top-of-the-line Baleno Alpha comes as a superior alternative to the Maruti Swift ZDi+ AMT, Elite i20 Asta 1.4 CRDi, Nissan Micra XV and Volkswagen Polo Comfortline. Other viable options at this price point include top-spec Ford Figo and Aspire as well as Hyundai Xcent in the SX CRDi trim. People looking to buy the Dzire and Amaze can settle for ZDI MT/AMT and VX i-DTEC, respectively. The Honda Jazz is another premium hatchback available in its V/VX trim.
But for a little extra cash, say 30,000-50,000, over the price of the top-spec Glanza, the VXI trim of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga can offer seven-seats and a more practical package. Other sub-four metre SUVs like Vitara Brezza, Nexon, EcoSport, or the XUV300 can be had in mid-level trims for the price of the top-spec Ganza. The entry-level variants of the Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz or the Hyundai Verna are C-segment sedan options as well, but they won’t be as feature-laden as the Toyota Glanza.