Here is yet another video that tests the build quality of the new Maruti Baleno and Toyota Glanza by banging doors and knocking sheet metal
We’ve time and again reported about people resorting to totally unscientific and baseless means of ‘testing’ build quality of cars by banging doors and knocking the sheet metal. Today, we’ve yet another such video wherein a vlogger compares the buid quality of the new Maruti Baleno and Toyota Glanza. Obviously, this is no way to test the build quality of a vehicle simply by knocking the sheet metal or by banging doors and listening to the sound of the closure. Anyway, the humor notwithstanding, let’s first have a look at the said video of the two hatchbacks.
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New Maruti Baleno vs Toyota Glanza Build Quality Comparison
The video starts with the vlogger approaching a new Toyota Glanza. Soon, though, he walks to a new Maruti Baleno parked nearby. He goes on to show the car’s damaged bumper. He tells the damage took place when the car hit a Yamaha FZ-X. While it was a small impact, the bumper had broken airdam plastic. However, as the damage isn’t much, he has decided to leave it unrepaired as repainted parts don’t have the same fit and finish as what comes from the factory. Anyway, the video host proceeds with some knocking and banging of the sheetmetal and demonstrates how the car’s build quality has improved ever since the generation upgrade.
Next, he walks to the new Toyota Glanza and repeats the process of banging doors and knocking the sheet metal. He is quick to remark that the bumper plastic of the Glanza seems to be of better quality than that of the Baleno. Other than the entire process of testing build quality through knocking and punching sheet metal and plastic being funny, what’s even more ridiculous is that the host never took into account that the bumper on his Baleno is a damaged one. Ultimately, he concludes that the new Baleno feels as well built as the new Glanza. However, the latter is better as it has better quality plastics on the bumpers.
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It won’t be wrong to say these methods give a very rudimentary understanding of the toughness and strength of a vehicle and should not be treated as a substitute for the real test. The last-gen Brezza scored a respectable 4-star at the GNCAP. We will have to wait until the GNCAP decides to test this version of the compact SUV.