The Toyota Glanza has spied completely undisguised yet again. These are the clearest spy shots of the upcoming hatchback so far, and they leave nothing to the imagination as far as the exterior is concerned.
It is no news now that the Toyota Glanza is nothing more than a rebadged Maruti Baleno. Apart from the unique radiator grille with two horizontally placed chrome slats, and the obvious branding changes, it is no different from its donor car. The interior may turn out to be identical. Earlier spy shots have shown that the design is completely the same on the inside and that even the upholstery and trim are probably no different. The infotainment system also seems to be that of the original model - SmartPlay Studio.
From the above details, it's clearly evident that Toyota is trying its best to keep the costs in check, and so, it's obvious that the Glanza will be mechanically the same as the Maruti Baleno. Reports are rife that the company plans will offer the 1.2L VVT N/A four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 61 kW (82.94 PS) of maximum power and 113 Nm of torque, and there is some speculation over the availability of the recently announced 1.2L Dual Jet Dual VVT N/A four-cylinder petrol engine that features a dual-battery mild-hybrid system and produces 66 kW (89.74 PS) and 113 Nm of torque as well.
Power will go the front wheels via a standard 5-speed MT or an optional CVT. In all likeliness, the latter will be exclusive to the non-electrified 1.2L petrol engine, as is the case in the Maruti Baleno. The Maruti Baleno is available in four variants including the Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The Toyota Glanza, on the other hand, will be available in only two grades: G and V (pictured), based on donor car's Zeta and Alpha grades respectively.
The Toyota Glanza will compete with the likes of Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz.
[Source - Overdrive]