Toyota Glanza Is Pretty Much The Baleno Save For The Grille And Badges
This time around the top-spec Toyota Glanza has been spied in a shade of red at a Toyota dealership
Update: Toyota has launched the Glanza in India. To know more about its price, variants and features, head here.
- The Glanza is expected to be launched later this month.
- This time around the top-spec V variant has been spied.
- Apart from a redesigned front grille, it looks exactly the same as Baleno.
- Features list and interiors likely to be same as Baleno.
- Likely to get 1.2-litre Dual Jet Dual VVT engine from Baleno with manual and automatic transmission options
With its launch inching closer, the Maruti Baleno-based Toyota Glanza has been spied yet again. This time around it’s the top-spec V variant that has been spotted at a dealership in a shade of red as well. This rebadging is a part of Toyota and Suzuki’s agreement, with models like the Ciaz and Ertiga slated to follow suit too.
It is apparent from the images that apart from the grille, Toyota badges and variant nomenclature, it is exactly the same as the Baleno facelift, which was launched earlier this year. The alloy wheels, colour options, chrome appliques all look identical to the Maruti. We would have liked to see at least a different front bumper on the Glanza, in order to set it apart from the Baleno.
Even though we haven't had a glimpse of the interior of the Glanza yet, it is likely to be similar to the Baleno, featuring an all-black layout. And it is safe to assume that the features list of both cars will be identical too. The Glanza will be offered in a couple of variants; the pictures you see here are of the top-spec V. Features like LED projector headlamps with DRLs, LED tail lamps, 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, auto climate control, UV-cut glasses should be part of the package, just like the Baleno.
While they both look identical inside-out, what would set the Glanza apart could be the powertrain options. The Glanza is expected to get the Baleno’s newest BS6 1.2-litre Dual Jet Dual VVT petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech. Although this engine is only available with a manual gearbox in the Baleno, the Glanza is likely to offer a CVT option with it. There will be no diesel engine on offer with the Glanza though.
In terms of pricing, we expect Toyota to price the Glanza at a premium over the Baleno. The Baleno is available with the Dual Jet Dual VVT engine in Delta and Zeta variants with a manual transmission. These variants are priced at Rs 7.25 lakh and 7.86 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), respectively.
Maruti has already dispatched 364 units of the Glanza to Toyota dealerships. Toyota will be selling the Glanza from its own dealerships and will also offer service support for the hatchback, like it does for all Toyota models.