Toyota has launched two rebadged versions of Maruti Suzuki vehicles till now. There is the Urban Cruiser which is the rebadged version of the Vitara Brezza and there is a Glanza which is the rebadged version of the Baleno. We also know that they will be rebadging the Ertiga. Recently, an image of Toyota’s grille of Ertiga was leaked online. Here, we have a rendering of Toyota’s version of Ertiga that shows what the MPV might look like.
In the image, we can see the design of the MPV stays largely the same as the Ertiga. it gets the same single projector headlamps set up with the same bumper. The only thing at the front you would notice is the different grille. It has three chrome slats with the Toyota logo sitting in the centre.
At the side profile, we can see that the artist has used a different alloy wheel design. This should help in differentiating Toyota’s MPV from the Ertiga. The rest of the side profile is identical to the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. While the rear has not been rendered of the MPV but we know that it would have a Toyota’s badge replacing the Maruti Suzuki’s badge.
Engine and Transmission
Toyota’s version of the Ertiga will be using the same engine and transmission as the Ertiga. So, there will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. The engine is the same one that we have seen on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, XL6, Ertiga and the Toyota Urban Cruiser.
The engine produces 104 PS of max power and 138 Nm of torque. The engine will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Maruti Suzuki also offers the Ertiga with a CNG option. However, as of now, it is not known if Toyota will be offering its MPV with CNG option or not.
As of now, it is not known what all things would Toyota change to differentiate their version of the Ertiga. The Glanza was the first product from Toyota that was rebadged. Toyota made only one change and that was the front grille that was tweaked slightly. The rest of the hatchback was identical to the Baleno except Toyota’s badge.
Then came the Urban Crusier that was a rebadged Vitara Brezza but Toyota made some changes to the compact SUV to differentiate it. It got a different front bumper and a slightly retweaked rear bumper. There was also a different grille that borrowed some design elements from Fortuner’s grille. Toyota also introduced some paint schemes that were exclusive to the Urban Cruiser.
The biggest difference was inside the cabin. Where the Maruti Suzuki offers an all-black upholstery for the Vitara Brezza, the Urban Cruiser comes with a brown upholstery that looks slightly more premium than the all-black theme on the Vitara Brezza. The rest of the cabin stays the same in terms of features and equipment.
There are chances that Toyota modifies the cabin of their MPV slightly to some different colour scheme. There can be different front and rear bumpers as well and some exclusive colour options. The Japanese manufacturer is also working on their version of Ciaz that is also expected to launch sometime this year. Toyota has already registered the name ‘Belta’ which we expect them to use for the rebadged Ciaz.