Toyota Glanza comes in two variants offering a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT gearbox.
Toyota finally launched the Glanza on June 6, 2019, with competitive pricing at Rs 7.22 lakh. The hatchback is a rebadged version of Maruti Baleno and it does pinch the pockets of potential Baleno biased buyers. This is because the new hatchback is a lot cheaper than the already established Baleno.
The car is available in a total of two variants, ‘G’ is the base variant and ‘V’ is the top spec variant. It will be available in one engine options and will be mated to a CVT or a 5-speed manual transmission. Let’s take you to the five things you should be knowing about Toyota Glanza.
Toyota Glanza Engine Specification
The Glanza shares its engine and gearbox transmission with its cousin, Baleno. It gets a BS-VI Compliant 1.2-Litre Petrol Engine with Advanced Li-Ion Battery with ISG (mild-hybrid) which generates 90 bhp of power and healthy torque of 113 Nm. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 23.87 kmpl. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and is only available in ‘G’ variant.
Another engine is the tried and tested 1.2-litre K12B which delivers a power output of 82 bhp with 115 Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and an option of CVT too. It delivers a fuel economy of 19.56 kmpl.
Toyota Glanza is available in two variants, ‘G’ and ‘V’ and they are similar to the Zeta and Alpha trims from Toyota. However, with the introductory pricing by the Japanese brand, Glanza is now cheaper by Rs 65,000.
It starts at a price of Rs 7.22 lakh for the ‘G’ trim and comes in a mild-hybrid engine which gets mated to 5-speed MT. The ‘V’ MT which gets 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine is available at Rs 7.58 lakh.
The CVT gearbox comes with the same naturally aspirated engine and both the ‘G’ costs Rs 8.30 lakh while the ‘V’ variant is available at Rs 8.90 lakh. All the prices are subjected to ex-showroom, Delhi.
What’s the difference?
It seems that the car looks identical to the Maruti Baleno however there are some subtle changes which the Glanza gets. The Toyota badging on the rear profile and on the front gets double-slated grille which is shinier than its cousin. On the inside, it follows an all-black theme. The steering wheel sees Toyota’s badging too.
The key highlight will be seen on the warranty period as the car now gets 3 years / 100,000 kms as standard warranty compared to the Maruti Baleno which only gets standard two years/40,000 kms. One can also purchase the optional warranty which gives you a relaxation up to 5 years / 220,000 kms.
The new Toyota Glanza comes loaded with enhanced technology and new-age features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, navigation and voice command. It also gets steering mounted controls along with reverse parking sensors, multi-information display, LED Projector headlamps with LED DRL’s, LED taillights and 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
It gets equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, reverse parking sensors, seat-belt reminders and high-speed alert system. It also gets ISOFIX child seats for an added safety for children.
Maruti has already dispatched over 2,500 units of Baleno to Toyota. Now let’s see the real world performance and the results one might get for the Glanza. The car pits with the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz.