- Toyota Glanza will go on sale in June.
- It is a cross-badged version of Baleno
- Glanza will come in two trims with automatic and manual transmissions.
Toyota has revealed the first teaser of the Glanza premium hatchback, which is a rebadged version of Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The company has also registered a microsite for Toyota Glanza, and the teaser reveals that the car will be ‘Hatchin’ Soon’. Earlier this week, we had confirmed that the Glanza would launch in India in June, while bookings will commence from next month.
The Glanza nameplate has been in use in the global markets. However, this is an entirely different car that is designed and engineered by Toyota. The rebadged Maruti Baleno will be offered in two higher-spec trims – G and V –, which are based on the Zeta and Alpha variants of the Baleno. Toyota Glanza will be available in five paint schemes – white, silver, blue, grey, and red.
Changes will be limited to a redesigned front grille, while the overall exterior and interior design will remain unchanged. Powering the Toyota Glanza will be a BS-VI compliant 1.2-litre K12B petrol motor that generates 83bhp and 113Nm. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox in addition to a CVT.
Glanza is the first rebadged product to come to the market from the Toyota-Suzuki partnership. Next in line will be the cross-badged Vitara Brezza. Maruti Suzuki will also offer the Ciaz and Ertiga to Toyota, while both the companies will collaborate to develop a new C-segment MPV for the domestic as well as global markets.