The first product from the Maruti Suzuki-Toyota alliance, the Glanza, has been launched. Now that we have all the details of the car, here’s all you need to know about it
Maruti Suzuki and Toyota announced their alliance in 2017, and the first product from this alliance has been launched today. The Toyota Glanza, a re-badged iteration of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, has been priced at Rs 7.22 lakh for the base G trim. The top-spec V variant with the CVT transmission costs Rs 8.90 lakh. Prices are ex-showroom Delhi. Now that the pricing and other details are out, and we finally have got a closer look at the car, here’s all you need to know about it.
Design: The Glanza is not very different from the Baleno. The silhouette is exactly the same and so are much of its design cues. Up front, the Glanza manages to distinguish itself from the Baleno thanks to the twin-slat U-shaped grille and of course the Toyota logo. The bumper, headlights, bonnet and almost everything else looks identical. Along the sides, the Glanza also sports the same alloy wheels that are seen on the updated 2019 Baleno. The only way to differentiate the Glanza from the back is the badging.
Interior: On the inside too, the Glanza look identical to the Baleno. The dashboard is the same, and so is the central touchscreen which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Toyota has managed to set the Glaza apart by adding blue inserts on the seat fabric and the door pads. As far as features go, since the Glanza is based on the higher variants of the Baleno, it comes well equipped. It gets electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic headlamps and more.
Engine: The Glanza also borrows the engines from the Baleno. It comes with two petrol options – a 1.2-litre mill developing 82bhp and 113Nm. This engine comes paired with a 5-speed manual as well as a CVT. The Toyota Glanza also get the more powerful 1.2-litre mild-hybrid motor. At 88.5bhp it makes marginally more power than the standard model. Torque rating, however, remains unchanged. Interestingly, the mild-hybrid version is only available in the base G variant with the manual transmission.
Warranty: For the Baleno, Maruti Suzuki offers a 1 year or 40,000km warranty – whichever is earlier. Toyota, on the other hand, has a 3 year or 1,00,000km warranty on the Glanza.
Glanza vs Baleno: The Glanza’s G variant is priced at Rs 7.22 lakh. The similar equipped Baleno, in the Delta trim demands Rs 7.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Although the price is more or less similar, the Glanza gets slightly better equipment. This variant gets with Brake Assist, front fog lamps, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, height adjustable driver seat, a touchscreen infotainment system, voice command and more.
The G AT trim if the Glanza compares with the Zeta 1.2 AT of the Baleno. Both these cars come with more or less the same features. The only additional features on the Glanza are Brake Assist, one-touch up and down driver-side window and two additional speakers. Both these cars are priced at Rs 8.30 lakh.
The story is similar with the V and V AT versions of the Glanza. The equipment list, as well as the price, is more or less similar to the Alpha variant of the Baleno.