Toyota Glanza (File Photo)
The pre-bookings of Toyota Glanza, which is inspired by the Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift, have started from today onwards. It is to be noted that the Toyota Glanza will be launched on June 6 this year. Interestingly, with the launch of the car, the Japanese company will enter the premium hatchback segment in India.
Toyota Glanza is a result of an agreement between Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation to furnish vehicles to each other. Back in 2017, the two Japanese automobile manufacturers had agreed to make an alliance in areas including environmental, information and safety technologies and mutual supply of products and components.
The Glanza looks identical to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift on the outside, however, it has got a new chrome-lined grille. The car even wears the same alloy wheels as the Baleno. At the back, the only changes are the addition of the Toyota and Glanza badges and the variant logo. There will be LED tail lamps as well.
Also, the interior of the Toyota Glanza is almost exactly the same as that of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift. The spacious cabin features a multi-functional steering wheel with a Toyota logo. It further has a touchscreen infotainment system and the car will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
As far as the Toyota Glanza’s engine options are concerned, the company is yet to announce the details. Speculations are that it might have the BS6 compliant, 1.2-litre, VVT petrol engine that comes with Baleno. The car might be powered by the 1.2-litre and four-cylinder K12 petrol engine which powers the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Toyota could also offer its 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that is tuned to make 84 bhp and 115 Nm torque. The Toyota Glanza will get a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as the option of a CVT.
The V variant is likely be the top-spec model based on the Baleno's Alpha trim level and below it will have a G variant based on the Baleno Zeta. The Toyota Glanza is expected to be offered with three-years / 100,000 km warranty. The price of Toyota Glanza is yet to be announced. On the competition front, Toyota Glanza will be up against Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and upcoming Tata Altroz.