Maruti Suzuki started shipping the Glanza to Toyota Kirloskar Motor last month. In the first lot, the company dispatched 364 units of the rebadged Baleno.
The Toyota Glanza is basically a rebadged Maruti Baleno. Officially, no details are out yet. TKM has revealed only a teaser so far. However, spy shots have revealed that it looks barely any different from the donor car. To keep the development and manufacturing costs as low as possible, only the radiator grille design has been changed. Elsewhere, the difference is only with branding.
The interior design of the Toyota Glanza is likely to be completely the same as that of the Maruti Baleno. The rebadged car will be sold in only a well-equipped G grade equivalent to the Zeta grade and a fully-loaded V grade equivalent to the Alpha grade. There won’t be any mechanical changes either. Toyota’s version of the sub-compact car will employ the inexpensive K12M 1.2L VVT petrol engine.
The K12M 1.2L VVT petrol engine is a naturally aspirated four-cylinder unit that develops 61 kW (82.94 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. It was upgraded to conform to BS-VI emission norms just last month. In the Maruti Baleno, it delivers a fuel economy of 21.01 km/l if had with a 5-speed manual transmission or 19.56 km/l if had with a CVT. The same transmission choices are expected in the Toyota Glanza.
The Toyota Glanza will go on sale in India on 6 June. Its prices should start from under INR 7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).