Back in 2017, Maruti Suzuki and Toyota had an agreement to cross-badge cars and fill in the hollow space in their portfolios. The Toyota Glanza is the first offering after this partnership, and is nothing but the Baleno with Toyota badging. The Baleno is the first of many upcoming models that will be shared between the two car manufacturers in India. We list out five points that will have you seriously consider buying the Glanza over the Baleno.
1) Looks like the Baleno
The Glanza looks exactly like the Baleno, barring a few differences like the two-slat chrome grille with the Toyota badging, and of course, the new nomenclature at the rear. The swept-up, projector headlights and the aggressive looking bumper are the same as well. Even the side profile, with its flowing lines and wheel arch impressions are identical, as are the alloy wheels. The hunched rear section too, resembles the Baleno. But you will notice the Toyota badging at the rear.
2) The cabin is the same
The steering gets a Toyota badge on it – and that’s the only detail that separates the Glanza from the Baleno. The stylish dashboard remains, and the fit and finish too is no different. On the centre console, you will find Toyota’s Smart Play infotainment system (or Smart Playcast). It also come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The large seats are well bolstered and there is ample legroom and headroom for occupants at the rear. At 339 litres, boot space too is like that of the Baleno.
3) Features are aplenty
The Toyota Glanza gets features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (Smart Playcast) with Aux, USB, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, rear defogger, wiper, LED projector headlamps, height-adjustable seatbelts, rear parking sensors, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, mild-hybrid system, power adjustable and folding wing mirrors, front fog light, ABS, EBD and brake assist, seatbelt reminder for the height-adjustable seatbelts, speed warning and dual front airbags.
4) Sold only with petrol engine in two variants
The Glanza is offered solely with a petrol engine, mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. The 1.2-litre, Dual-jet petrol motor will be sourced from Maruti Suzuki and will make 89bhp and 113Nm of torque, with power being sent to the front wheels. Power is sufficient from this engine, with peppy performance being delivered in the city and on the highway. The motor has been tweaked to meet BS6 norms. This engine is not shared with the Dzire and WagonR. It will be sold in two variants: ‘V’ and ‘G’. The former variant is the top-end model, and the latter is the lower variant.
5) Toyota offers a better warranty package
In order to drive buyers to the Toyota showroom, the company will offer a standard 3-year/1,00,000km warranty, compared to Maruti’s 2-year/40,000km warranty for the Baleno. The Baleno Hybrid is costlier than the Glanza by a large margin, which should make the Toyota a more attractive proposition. This badge re-engineered model from Toyota can be yours for ₹ 6.98 lakh.
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