Toyota recently launched the all-new Glanza premium hatchback in the Indian market, which is the first rebadged product from the Toyota-Suzuki partnership in India. The Glanza is essentially a Maruti Suzuki Baleno but with different logos, different grille and different warranty in place on the paper. However, is it any different to drive on the road when compared to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno?
To answer that question here is a video by Arun Panwar who takes the all-new Glanza out for a drive and gives his views on the camera. He is an owner of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno Zeta model. The vehicle seen here is a test car model from the Toyota dealership. Toyota offers two engine options on the Glanza and both of them are BS6 compliant. Interestingly, Maruti Suzuki also offers both the engine options but only the new 1.2-litre DualJet with SHVS hybrid engine available with the Baleno is BS6 compliant.
The vehicle driven in the video is powered by the 1.2-litre VVT BS6 engine that develops a maximum power of 90 PS and 113 Nm of peak torque. It also gets the SHVS mild-hybrid system. According to the video, there are four people in the car travelling at the time of the test drive with the AC and he says that the vehicle feels very smooth even with the load inside the vehicle. He also did a quick acceleration test on the road and it takes about 10 seconds from standstill to 80 km/h. The Glanza has become the most affordable mild-hybrid vehicle in the Indian market. The most affordable mild-hybrid system available with the Baleno is priced at Rs 7.86 lakh, which is much more expensive than the Toyota’s entry-level hybrid Glanza, which is priced at Rs 7.21 lakh.
The sales person who is sitting in the vehicle during the test drive also adds that the Toyota Glanza customers will get the benefit of the standard warranty over the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The Glanza offers 3 years or 1 lakh standard warranty, which can be extended to 5 years or 2 lakh warranty. Maruti Suzuki offers 2 year/40,000 warranty that can be extended to a maximum of 4 years. Apart from that, Toyota also offers services like roadside assistance, 60-minute service and more such features.
The Toyota Glanza is the first of many such rebadged products that will be launched in the Indian market in the coming times. Currently, the Glanza will be available only in two trim levels G and V. There are four variants in total and both G and V variants are available with optional automatic transmission.
In the future, we will get to see rebadged products like Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and even the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in India.
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