Toyota Glanza, the much-awaited premium hatchback, was launched on Thursday in India at the price range of Rs 7.22 lakh to Rs 8.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Toyota also announced that the bookings for the Glanza have officially opened from today for a token amount of Rs 11,000 and the company will give the delivery of the car within this week.
It is to be noted that Toyota Glanza is the first product of the partnership between Toyota and Maruti Suzuki. Back in 2017, the two Japanese automobile manufacturers had agreed to make an alliance in areas including environmental, information and safety technologies and mutual supply of products and components.
Interestingly, Toyota Glanza is the first premium hatchback to be launched by Toyota Kirloskar Motors in India. The premium hatchback will be offered in two variants - G and V, in four different iterations depending on the engine and transmission i.e. G MT, V MT, G CVT, and V CVT. The petrol engine on the Toyota Glanza are BS6 compliant, while there are no diesel engine options.
The Glanza looks identical to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift on the outside, however, it has got a new chrome-lined grille. The car even wears the 16-inch same alloy wheels as the Baleno. At the back, the only changes are the addition of the Toyota and Glanza badges and the variant logo.
Also, the interior of the Toyota Glanza is almost exactly the same as that of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift. From the dashboard and steering wheel to 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, the Glanza is practically the same as the Baleno. The only difference comes as the Toyota's badges.
On the engineering front, the G trim of Glanza has the 1.2-litre K12N engine with a mild-hybrid motor that churns out 89 bhp and 113 Nm. The Glanza V trim has the regular 1.2-litre K12M engine without the mild-hybrid system. It churns out 82 bhp and 113 Nm. The Toyota Glanza will get a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as the option of a CVT.
The Toyota Glanza mileage is 21.01 kmpl for the V MT trim, 23.87 kmpl for the G MT (Mild-Hybrid) trim and 19.56 kmpl for the CVT, which are the same for the corresponding variants of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Safety features include dual airbags as standard along with electronic brake-force distribution, rear parking sensors, seatbelt reminder, anti-lock brakes and ISOFIX mounts for child seats.
Other standard features include LED tail-lamps, height adjust for driver seat, automatic AC and a 60:40 split rear seat. On the range-topping 'V' trim, the Toyota Glanza will also get a rear parking camera along with a follow-me-home headlamp feature. Interesting, isn’t it?