Launched today in India, Glanza is the first product which is the fruit of Suzuki and Toyota’s global deal to share cars, platform and technology. In the future we will also see Toyota launch Maruti’s Brezza, Ertiga and Ciaz. Today, they launched the rebadged Maruti Baleno, called Toyota Glanza.
The word Glanza has been derived the German word Glanz, which means glance in english. As reported earlier, the Glanza will be offered only with petrol engine options and there will be no diesel engine on offer.
Toyota will be offering the Glanza in 2 trims and three powertrain options. The cheapest powertrain option will be a 1.2 litre 83hp petrol motor which will come mated to a 5-speed MT gearbox. Next in line will be the same engine with a CVT combination, which will work out as the option for folks looking for an automatic option. The other option on offer will be a 1.2 litre Smart Hybrid 90hp petrol engine which will come mated with a 5-speed MT.
The two trim levels of the Glanza will be V and G. The G variant will be offered with 83hp 1.2 litre engine (mated to a 7-speed CVT) and the 90hp 1.2 litre Smart Hybrid petrol (clubbed with 5-speed MT) motor as well. The car will also get safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, rear-parking sensors, speed warning, ISOFIX child seat mounts and seatbelt reminder for height-adjustable seatbelts.
Other features on its list includes LED projector headlamps, front fog lamps, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, rear defogger and wiper, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, steering mounted media controls, FATC, push-button start/stop, central lock and keyless entry among others.
The other trim on offer, the V variant will be offered only with the 83 hp 1.2 litre petrol motor, however customers can choose between the 5-speed MT and 7-step CVT. The V variant will have all features offered on the G variant but will include some additional features like a rear parking camera, automatic LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The Glanza will primarily compete with its doppelganger – the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz. Later, it will face increased competition which will come in from the Tata Altroz which is scheduled for a launch later this year. One key differentiation the Glanza will have would be its 3 year/1 lakh km standard warranty pack (can be extended to 5 years / 2.2 lakhs kms), while the competition usually offers a 2-year standard warranty pack only. Below is the brochure of Toyota Glanza.