Back in March 2018, Toyota and Suzuki had entered into an agreement for mutual supply of hybrid and other vehicles. As per the agreement, Suzuki will supply the Baleno and Vitara Brezza vehicle models to Toyota, while Toyota will supply the Corolla vehicle model to Suzuki. The newly launched Toyota Glanza is the first product to be launched in the country under this collaboration. This hatchback is limited to petrol and a mild-hybrid engine option and is available in two variants – G and V in four trims - G MT, V MT, G CVT, and V CVT.
What’s good about it?
Toyota Glanza is a feature loaded model for prospective buyers. The entry-level G manual variant gets a 1.2-litre K12N engine with a mild-hybrid motor and is also over Rs 50,000 (ex-showroom) cheaper than the Zeta variant in the Baleno. Moreover, both the trims are available with a CVT option. Click here to learn more about its variants.
What’s not so good?
Although the Glanza is a feature loaded product offering from Toyota, it is identical in terms of design to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The vehicle distinguishes itself from the other with the Toyota badging on the grille, rear and the steering wheel.
Best variant to buy?
The G trim is a good option as it is available in both hybrid as well as CVT option. The G variant is adequately loaded with features for everyday use. The V trim is for those who settle for nothing but the best; which in this case is the fully loaded V trim.
1.2-litre with mild-hybrid - 89bhp/115Nm
1.2-litre - 83bhp/115Nm
Both available in five-speed manual transmission and CVT options.
Did you know?
The Toyota Glanza’s G and V trims are based on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s Zeta and Alpha trims.