Even though Toyota sales decline for the month of June with Innova and Fortuner, their latest premium hatchback Glanza took off with a good start by selling over 1800 units.
Toyota Glanza is less than a month old but the sales for the month of June is inching towards a greater accomplishment for the Japanese manufacturer. Basically, it is a rebadged version of the Maruti Baleno, and Maruti dispatched a total of 2100 units before the hatchback was launched.
Toyota Glanza carries minor cosmetic changes over the Baleno and no mechanical changes are done. What differentiates the car is the Toyota badging and new grille design. The premium hatchback competes with the likes of Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and Maruti Baleno.
Even though the car is identical to its cousin, there are few changes on what Toyota is banking upon. And that is the warranty and service experience from the brand. The Glanza offers a total of 3 years/1 lakh km standard warranty which further gets extended to a total of 5 years and 2.2 lakh km warranty, whichever is at the earliest.
Another highlight is that Toyota Glanza mild hybrid engine which is available only on the base ‘G’ trim is Rs 70,000 cheaper than the Baleno. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and provides an ARAI certified mileage of 23.87 kmpl.
Another engine available on the option is the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated motor. It churns out 83 bhp and provides a fuel efficiency of 21.01 kmpl. This engine gets an option of a 5-speed manual transmission or CVT gearbox. Both thte engines are BS-VI compliant in order to suffice with the BS-VI emission norms.
Recently we also told you about the month-long waiting period for Toyota Glanza and the base trim ‘G’ was in high demand. The reason is simple because it offers the same engine, set of features and better warranty and service packages at Rs 70,000 cheaper than the Baleno.
Other trim, ‘V’ in the automatic transmission also sees a waiting period of two months at least. The reason for this is, when Maruti dispatched the restyled Baleno to Toyota, there were fewer units of ‘V’ CVT. But now the scenario is changed and after the mild hybrid engine, it is the automatic trim which is in popular demand.
Toyota Glanza offers features like projector headlamps with DRLs, LED tail lights and it sits on 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. On the inside, it gets an all-black theme layout with 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Safety features on board include ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX mount child seat, brake assist, high-speed alert system and seat belt reminders. The pricing for the same starts from Rs 7.29 lakh for the base trim and goes up to Rs 8.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).