Toyota Glanza Gets New G MT Base Variant (Photo Credit: toyotabharat.com)
Back in June this year, Toyota Glanza was launched in India at the price range of Rs 7.22 lakh to Rs 8.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). And now, the automaker has introduced a new G MT (manual transmission) base variant for its Maruti Suzuki Baleno-based premium hatchback Glanza. Yes, you read it right. The price for the G MT variant of Toyota Glanza has been set at Rs 6.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is to be noted that both the entry-level variants will co-exist and will continue to get the same features and creature comforts.
The premium hatchback is offered in two variants - G and V, in four different iterations depending on the engine and transmission i.e. G MT, G MT (Smart Hybrid), V MT, G CVT and V CVT. The petrol engine on the Toyota Glanza are BS6 compliant, while there are no diesel engine options.
Toyota Glanza G variant comes equipped with the regular 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine. The 1197 cc, four-cylinder engine is tuned to churn out 82 bhp at 6,000 rpm, which is about 6 bhp less than what the mild hybrid version makes. The torque output, however, is the same 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm. Toyota Glanza will get a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as the option of a CVT.
Toyota Glanza comes with LED projector headlamps, LED rear combination taillamps, diamond-cut alloy wheels, chrome grille, chrome door handles, touchscreen infotainment system, voice command and steering mounted controls among others.
Safety features include dual airbags as standard along with electronic brake-force distribution, rear parking sensors, seatbelt reminder, anti-lock brakes and ISOFIX mounts for child seats.
Toyota Glanza rivals the likes of the Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 in India. Since the launch, Toyota has sold over 11,000 units of the Glanza. Glanza is also the company's second best-selling car, after the Innova Crysta.