Toyota has unveiled the Belta sedan in the Middle East markets. The Belta, which is based on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, will soon be launched in India.
The Toyota Belta sedan has been unveiled in the international market. The Belta is yet another example of rebadging a Maruti Suzuki vehicle, similar to what we have already seen in the cases of the Glanza, Urban Cruiser, and Rumion.
The Toyota Belta is essentially a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sedan, and it gets the same styling, features, and drivetrain as the India-spec Ciaz.
The Belta is powered by the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that powers the Ciaz, which produces identical power figures – 103.5bhp and 138Nm of torque.
The gearbox is a five-speed manual, but the higher variants of the Belta get a four-speed torque converter automatic.
We expect Toyota India to launch the Belta in India in the entry-level C-segment, as the brand has already pulled the plug on the Yaris sedan.
The Belta is likely to be launched in the same segment as the now-discontinued Yaris, but it might get a more affordable sticker price, which is likely to be between Rs 9 lakh and Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). It's possible that Toyota India may introduce the Belta alongside the Rumion, which is a Maruti Suzuki Ertiga-based MPV. The new Toyota models are likely to be launched in India by the first half of 2022.
It is rumoured that Maruti Suzuki India is working on a facelifted model of the outgoing Ertiga and the XL6. Toyota India will most probably launch the Rumion upon the arrival of the updated MPVs from Maruti Suzuki, which is most likely to happen in Q1 of 2022.