-Likely to be christened Toyota Glanza
-It will be available in two trims – G and V
-Will be offered with a single 1.2-litre petrol motor with manual and CVT gearboxes.
Toyota is working on the rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which is likely to be christened as the Toyota Glanza. However, Toyota is yet to confirm the name of its premium hatchback officially. According to our sources close to the manufacturer, the Glanza will be launched in India on 16 June. Bookings are yet to commence, and the source tells us that more details will be out on 26 April.
Toyota Glanza will be available in two trim levels – G and V – that will be available with both, manual as well as automatic transmissions. The car will be available in five colour options – grey, red, blue, silver, and white. Toyota’s rebadged Maruti Suzuki Baleno will receive a revised front grille with a ‘Toyota’ logo. The overall design, sheet metal quality and interiors will be identical to the Baleno. That said, the source reveals that the Glanza will have six ‘Toyota’ logos on the exteriors and one on the steering wheel.
Toyota will offer various additional services as part of the deal to differentiate the Glanza from the Maruti Baleno. It will include extended warranties, exclusive Toyota accessories, a Smartphone App, Toyota Express Service (TOYOTA EM60), body & paint warranty, Toyota QService, Toyota Financial Services and Roadside Assistance among others.
Powering Toyota Glanza will be a BS-Vi compliant 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine that makes 83bhp and 113Nm. It will be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a CVT. There will be no diesel motor on offer. Yesterday, Maruti Suzuki introduced a new 1.2-litre Dualjet engine with SHVS in the Baleno. However, we aren’t sure if Toyota will get this engine on the Glanza in future.
Besides the Glanza, Toyota will also introduce rebadged versions of the Ertiga, Ciaz and Vitara Brezza. The company is also developing a new C-segment MPV in association with Maruti Suzuki.