The first teaser video of the Toyota Glanza, a reskinned Maruti Baleno, has leaked online. The video shows its profile and rear-end partially and confirms the name. Toyota Kirloskar Motor will launch the new car on 6 June.
The Toyota Glanza will be manufactured at Suzuki's Gujarat plant. Once the suppliers are finalized, the manufacturing will be switched to the Toyota Kirloskar Motor's production plant in Bidadi, Bangalore, to utilise the idle production capacity there and let Suzuki focus on Suzuki/Maruti Suzuki models.
The teaser video all but confirms that the Toyota Glanza will have the same design as the Maruti Baleno on the sides and at the rear. At the front, the rebadged car could feature a unique radiator grille, differently designed bumper and maybe even tweaked headlamps. Inside, the visual differences between the two should be limited to the trim and upholstery. The Toyota Glanza won't be like the S-Cross sold by Chevrolet in Ecuador; the Suzuki branding of the donor model will be changed to Toyota everywhere, as seen on the hubcaps of the alloy wheels in the teaser video.
Toyota will offer the Glanza in only two grades: G and V, with the latter coming with all the bells and whistles Maruti Suzuki offers in the Baleno Alpha.
The Toyota Glanza will be available with only the Maruti Baleno's BS-VI 1.2-litre K12M naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine. This engine will send drive to the wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT.