The automaker’s premium hatchback Toyota Glanza was launched in India in the price range of Rs 7.22 lakh to Rs 8.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in June last year. The Glanza is the first product of a partnership between Toyota and Maruti Suzuki in India. Despite India’s auto industry facing the worst downturn, Toyota Kirloskar Motor managed to sell 24,380 units of premium hatchback since its launch.
The Toyota Glanza is being offered in two variants – G and V, depending on the engine and transmission ie G MT, V MT, G CVT and V CVT. The petrol engine on the Toyota Glanza is BS6 compliant, while diesel engines are not an option.
Toyota Glanza: looks and styling
The Glanza looks similar to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift on the outside, however, it has got a new chrome-line grille. Even the car gets 16-inch alloy wheels similar to the Baleno. At the rear, the only changes are the addition of the Toyota and Glenza badges and variant logos.
Also, the Toyota Glanza’s interior is almost similar to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift. From the dashboard and steering wheel to the infotainment system to the 7.0-inch touchscreen, the Glanza is practically the same as the Baleno. The only difference comes in the form of Toyota’s badge.
Toyota Glanza: Engine
On the engineering front, the Glanza’s G trim features a 1.2-liter K12N engine with a light-hybrid motor that churns out 89 bhp and 113 Nm. The Glanza V trim features a regular 1.2-liter K12M engine without a light-hybrid system. It churns out 82 bhp and 113 Nm. The Toyota Glanza will get a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as a CVT option.
The mileage of Toyota Glanza 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 respective variants of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Toyota Glanza: Features
Safety features include electronic brake-force distribution, rear parking sensors, seatbelt reminder, anti-lock brakes and dual airbags with ISOFIX mounts for child seats are standard.
Other standard features include LED tail-lamps, height-adjusted for the driver seat, automatic AC and a 60:40 split rear seat. On the range-topping ‘V’ trim, the Toyota Glanza will get a rear parking camera as well as a follow-me-home headlamp feature.