Toyota Glanza will be launched in India on June 6. As a high-end hatchback, it will compete with Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and its donated car Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Toyota Glanza, a derivative of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, is coming soon. The Japanese automaker recently confirmed in the trailer that the premium hatchback will make its debut in India on June 6 this year. Toyota Glanza will only get a gasoline engine in its lineup. This is likely to be Suzuki’s 1.2-liter 4-cylinder VVT engine, which was recently upgraded to BS-6 in Baleno. The engine is capable of generating 82 BHP and a peak torque of 114 Nm. As standard, it will receive a 5-speed manual transmission. However, according to a recent video posted on the YoutTube channel “wallet video”, it seems that Glanza will also choose Baleno’s CVT automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki recently launched a new 1.2-liter dual-jet petrol engine in Baleno. The engine comes standard with Suzuki’s mild hybrid SHVS technology. So far, there is no official confirmation whether the same information will be provided on Granza.
Since Toyota Glanza is just a reload of Baleno. These two cars are identical in all respects. In aesthetics, the only way to distinguish them is based on their respective front grille design and the car manufacturer’s badge, whether on the outside of the vehicle or on the inside of the vehicle. Glanza is expected to launch two models in India. These may be top-of-the-line ‘V’ and medium-sized ‘G’ decorations. In terms of functionality and bio-comfort, they will match Baleno’s ‘Zeta’ and ‘Alpha’ decorations.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno Zeta and Alpha trims are hand-packed with a 1.2-liter petrol engine and currently retail at India for Rs. 69,800 and Rs. Although they are equipped with CVT models, the price is 83,000 rupees and 89,000 rupees (front exhibition hall). The corresponding variant price of Toyota Glanza is expected to fall within a similar range.