Toyota Glanza will be powered by two BSVI compliant engines and is expected to offer 3-year/1 lakh km standard warranty
Toyota Kirloskar Motor will be debuting the Glanza on the 6th of June and it is the first product supplied by Maruti Suzuki under the vehicle sharing deal. The partnership between Toyota and Suzuki has been flourishing since the very beginning as both the parties have tied up for global as well as domestic importance.
Several reports suggest that some Toyota dealerships have started receiving booking for the Glanza at an initial token of Rs. 10,000. The Glanza will compete against Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo in the premium hatchback segment and is expected to be priced aggressively.
Comparing the donor Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Toyota Glanza is not a difficult task as the latter gets minimalistic updates. It will be powered by two engine choices meeting BSVI compliance as the recently introduced 1.2-litre K12C DualJet petrol engine with smart hybrid technology in the Baleno will continue to be employed.
The other petrol engine is the tried-and-tested 1.2-litre K series four-cylinder unit pumping out 83 horsepower and 113 Nm of peak torque. It is connected to a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission. The mild hybrid powertrain, on the other hand, develops the same 90 horsepower and 118 Nm and is only mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
With no mechanical changes between both the models, the Toyota Glanza will deliver identical fuel economy as well. The V MT is claimed to return 21.01 kmpl while the G MT 1.2L DualJet SHVS is more frugal at 23.87 kmpl. The CVT equipped variant is ARAI-certified to return 19.56 kmpl.
As for the features and interior, the Glanza mimics the Baleno as it gets equipment like a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, navigation, voice commands, automatic climate control system, etc. Moreover, the brimmed standard safety kit enables dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, front seatbelt reminder, high-speed alert, reversing sensors and so on.
The Glanza is said to be offered with a class-leading standard warranty of three years/ one lakh km as opposed to the Baleno’s two years/40,000 km. It could be a difference maker for people wanting to own the Toyota Glanza.