Toyota-badged Maruti Baleno to be called Glanza, Launch this month

23/04/2019 - 13:29 | ,  ,   | PrashantSingh

Recently, it was reported that Maruti Baleno-based Toyota's A11 will launch in June 2019. In a fresh development, Rushlane reports that Toyota's Baleno-based B2-segmenter will be called Glanza and that it will go on sale by the month-end.

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TKM and Maruti Suzuki will share not just vehicles and technologies, but even their customer touchpoints to increase their reach.

The Glanza would be the first product out of Suzuki and Toyota's partnership. Last month, it emerged that Toyota even intends to borrow Ciaz and Ertiga for sale in India & Africa. By 2022, the company will commence the retail of the second-gen Maruti Vitara Brezza under its banner.

Reportedly, production of the Toyota Glanza is in full swing at the Suzuki's Gujarat-based manufacturing facility. Furthermore, it is being claimed that the production of the Baleno-based model will be shifted to TKM’s two plants in Bidadi, near Bangalore shortly. Moving the manufacturing to TKM's plant will not only help the company utilise the production capacity of its manufacturing units to the fullest but will even help free up space at Suzuki's Gujarat plant.

The Toyota Glanza will draw power from the BSIV-compliant 1.2-litre K12B engine. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a CVT. While the top-selling B2-segmenter has recently received the BSVI-compliant 1.2-litre DualJet K12C engine with Smart Hybrid (SHVS) system, it isn't known when this update would make its way into the Glanza. It is being said that the new model will be available in two trims, namely Zeta and Alpha.

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Reportedly, the Toyota Glanza is set for a launch later this month. It will rival the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz other than even competing with the Maruti Baleno.

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Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Kirloskar Motor won't stop at just sharing of vehicles and technologies. A report that surfaced last year stated that the Japanese duo is even considering sharing their service outlets, which should benefit TKM significantly.

[Source- rushlane.com]

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