The long overdue Rebadged Baleno is here to mark the first project in the Maruti Suzuki and Toyota business partnership. Ever since the agreement was signed in 2017, there has been a widespread curiosity with regards to what car would be the first one to have shared parentage and how would the two differ and compete in the same market.
The Indian automobile market is a very competitive one and thus any misstep can spell disaster for both the companies. The co-operation between the two companies is based around sharing safety technologies, mutual supply of products and components, and addressing environment conservation issues.
Toyota Glanza India
Toyota Glanza Release Date in India
The Toyota Glanza is scheduled to be launched in June of 2019 while the Toyota dealerships are expected to start pre-bookings in the month of May itself.
Toyota Glanza Features
The Toyota Glanza is expected to have the same features as the Maruti Suzuki Baleno which it is based on with minute differences and all new custom accessories to give the car a distinct feel from the Baleno. As of now there has not been any official release from Toyota with regards to the specific features and the official launch is when the exact details can be found out.
Toyota Glanza Specifications
The Toyota Glanza is expected to share more or less the same specifications as its Maruti Suzuki cousin with some minor differences and a few custom changes to give the car a distinctive Toyota feel and outlook.
The 5-speed manual transmission can be a default on the lower end model with the CVT transmission an option on the higher end model.
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Toyota Glanza Models
The Toyota Glanza is expected to be available in the same 1.2 L, 4 cylinder dual jet petrol engine that is available in the Baleno. There is also expected to be a 1.3 L diesel engine though Maruti Suzuki is planning to phase out the engine by 2020.
Toyota Glanza Price in India
The Toyota Glanza is supposed to sit on a higher price bracket than the Baleno making it much more premiere offering. The current Baleno models cost around 6-9 lakhs making the premium models of Glanza probably priced at more than 10 lakhs.
Toyota Glanza Interior
As the car is supposed to be a premium offering, expect dual tone interiors, digital dashboards, premium leather upholstery and much more fitting for a car in the premium hatchback segment.
Toyota Glanza Dashboard
Expect the dashboard in the Toyota Glanza to be redone and differ significantly from the original Baleno. The climate control and push to start features are expected to stay but the styling along with the accessories and gizmos available will all be as per Toyota standards and offerings in its other standard cars.
Toyota Glanza Colours
As of now no information is available on the colours available apart from the red colour shown in the teaser for the car. One should expect the standard colours Toyota offers in all its cars as well as the ones Maruti Suzuki offered for Baleno.
Toyota Glanza Mileage
Since the Toyota Glanza shares the same engine as that of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the mileage should also be around the same numbers as posted by the Baleno variants. Expect the mileage to be around 21-27 km/l for the Glanza.
Toyota Glanza Bootspace
Baleno is known for its one of the best in class boot space. With 339 L of available cargo space, the car out performs even a conventional sedan like the Dzire. The Toyota Glanza is also expected to carry the same best in class boot space and offer more than enough space for your cargo.
Toyota Glanza Top Speed
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha petrol can achieve a speed of 130 km/h and the Toyota Glaza should also hit the same top speed on highways. There’s also the possibility of some tweaking by Toyota in the engine or even the car maybe heavier which can affect the top speeds, but the probability is very low.
Toyota Glanza Seating Capacity
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a 5-seater hatch back with 2 in front and 3 in back. Since the Toyota Glanza is based on the same chassis, the new car will also be a 5-seater hatchback.
Toyota Glanza Engine
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol variants are powered by the 1197cc 1.2 L 4 cylinder dual jet mild-hybrid engines that produces 115 Nm torque while the diesel variant is powered by a 1248cc 1.2 L 4 cylinder engine that produces 190 Nm torque.
Toyota Glanza BHP
The Alpha CVT petrol engine produces 84bhp at 6000 rpm and the Alpha diesel produces 74bhp at 4000 rpm in the Petrol and diesel variants of Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Expect the Glanza to have similar specifications.
Toyota Glanza Cruise Control
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno does not come with a pre-installed or an optional cruise control. The Toyota Glanza sits in a higher price bracket so a cruise control setting can be expected in the same.
Toyota Glanza Dimension
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is 3995 mm in length, 1745 mm width and 1500 mm in height. The car boasts a 2520 mm wheel base and a 4.9 m turning radius with 16 inch alloy wheels.
The fuel tank in the same is of 37 litres and all the above dimensions are more or less expected to remain the same in the new car.
Toyota Glanza Ground Clearance
The original Baleno has a 170 mm ground clearance with a 2520 mm wheel base. Toyota Glanza is also expected to have the same ground clearance specs.
Toyota Glanza Exterior
As of now, the exterior is expected to be the same as the 2019 Baleno with only a difference in the Badge on the grill. Expect a few tweaks to give it a sense of its own identity.
In conclusion, Toyota is launching a new car based on an already successful model with a few improvements and premium features to attract the attention of premium hatchback buyers.
The Glanza is expected to have similar specs but better options and systems in the car to attract buyers.