Until now, Toyota Glanza has been available in four variants, G MT, V MT, G CVT and V CVT. The previous base variant, G MT is priced at Rs 7.28 lakh, ex-sh, Delhi. It was offered with mild hybrid setup. Now, to reduce entry price, Toyota has launched G MT variant without mild hybrid.
We had reported last month that Toyota will launch a cheaper variant of Glanza soon. The same has now been launched in India. The new Glanza G MT variant minus the mild hybrid setup is listed at a price of Rs 6,97,900, ex-sh, Delhi. This is the same as Baleno Zeta manual variant which is available at an ex-sh price of Rs 6,97,912.
Differentiated by just Rs 12 in price, Toyota Glanza GMT and Baleno Zeta MT in essence are the same car with the same set of features. Apart from this, you get 3 yr/ 1 lakh km warranty with Glanza, while with Baleno you get 2 yr / 40k kms warranty.
The new cheaper Glanza variant makes sense considering the G MT Smart Hybrid variant as well as other Glanza variants are up for a price hike. Currently, this variant is on offer for a price of Rs 7.28 lakhs. The same config on Baleno is available at a price of Rs 7.86 lakh. That’s about 70k higher than Glanza G MT Smart Hybrid variant.
Toyota Glanza is powered by BSVI compliant 1.2-litre engine options. Of which, one is a 1.2-litre Dual Jet Dual VVT engine with a mild-hybrid setup seen in G MT variant. This engine delivers more power as well as delivers more mileage. Figures are at 90 PS / 113 Nm / 23.87 kmpl. The engine without mild hybrid setup, is also a 1.2 liter petrol. It delivers 83 PS / 113 Nm / 21.01 kmpl. The engines in use are seen in Maruti’s lineup, including Baleno.
Launched back in June 2019, more than 11,000 Glanza have already been sold in India. Glanza was introduced in the market as part of an association between Toyota and Suzuki. Toyota Glanza is still in its initial months of business. It’s also a first for MSIL. The business of similar products has been popularized in India through the Renault-Nissan partnership. However, their shared product lineup hasn’t always been as successful as expected.
It’s no surprise that Glanza sales will pique much interest. For one, this is the first shared product between both brands, and sales could be an indicator of how the market is responding to Toyota badged Maruti cars. The trend also provides insight into trust that one places in a brand, and how such rebranded vehicles are accepted. Both brands will next share the Vitara.