Thanks to global level deal between Toyota and Suzuki, a new car has entered production in India called Glanza. It is going to be launched on 6th June 2019, but ahead of that, production has started at Suzuki Motors Gujarat plant. This is the same plant which supplies Baleno to Maruti Suzuki India, and now they will also supply rebadged Baleno, aka Glanza to Toyota.
As many as 364 units of Toyota Glanza were manufactured last month, and have been dispatched to Toyota dealers across India. Two days back, there was a report which claimed that Maruti wanted to claim sales of Glanza in their sales report. Today, Maruti has revealed sales report for April 2019, and they have included sales of Glanza in the same.
Sales of Toyota Glanza are added in a new section in the table called ‘Sales to other OEM’. It is not clear if Maruti and Toyota came to an understanding over the issue, or did Maruti go ahead and add Glanza sales despite of Toyota not agreeing for the same.
Speaking to Hindu Business Line, Toyota said, “Maruti cannot count the Glanza sales as wholesale numbers because we will do that. It will be billed to dealers and then to the customers. We will report them as wholesale numbers every month.” Does this mean Toyota will also add Glanza sales in their report?
Industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has said that they will make sure there is no double counting. As per SIAM, Toyota cannot add sales of Glanza as their own, because it is being sold by Maruti to them. Toyota India is yet to reveal sales report for last month. Will they too add Glanza numbers in their report?
Speaking about Glanza, it will be offered only in petrol 1.2 liter engine which is BS6 compliant. No diesel Glanza will be on offer. Two trims of V and G will be on offer in manual as well as CVT. Toyota Glanza will be priced higher than Maruti Baleno. There are no other changes, except for Suzuki badge replaced by Toyota badge.