Unlike the earlier G (MT) base variant, the new option offers the non-hybrid 1.2-litre K12M petrol motor; becomes more affordable by about ₹ 24,000.
Toyota had launched the Glanza hatchback in June 2019 in two trims – G & V – with prices starting from ₹ 7.22 lakh for the base G (MT) variant, going up all the way to ₹ 8.90 lakh for the top-spec V (CVT) variant. However, at the time of its launch, the base G (MT) variant was only available with the mild-hybrid version of the 1.2-litre DualJet petrol motor. Now though, Toyota has introduced the second engine option (the same 1.2-litre petrol motor without the mild-hybrid system) on the base G (MT) variant as well, which makes it the new entry-level G (MT) variant priced at ₹ 6.98 lakh. With this, the Glanza range now starts about ₹ 24,000 lower than before. (All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
With this addition, the Glanza variant line-up now consists of five variants - G (MT), G (MT Smart Hybrid), V (MT), G (CVT) & V (CVT). Both the G (MT) options will be on sale alongside each other & offer identical features & same levels of equipment. While the Glanza G (MT Smart Hybrid) undercuts the Maruti Suzuki Baleno Zeta Smart Hybrid by a significant ₹ 65,000 (Glanza's G & V trims are based on the Baleno's Zeta & Alpha trims, respectively), the new, non-hybrid G (MT) variant of the Glanza costs only about ₹ 7,000 less than the Baleno's corresponding Zeta variant.
As before, the smart hybrid version of the 1.2-litre petrol motor continues to be on sale only with the five-speed manual gearbox option. Therefore, those willing to opt for the CVT automatic will have to make do with the non-hybrid powertrain option.