Toyota launched its Glanza premium hatchback last month to take on the likes of the Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Balneo and the Hyundai Elite i20. It is a completely rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Balneo and is essentially the same car, save for some little changes in the prices, warranty and badging. Prices of the Toyota Glanza start at Rs. 7,21,990 for the base G MT variant while the top V CVT variant is priced at Rs. 8,90,200. Toyota also offers numerous accessories and customization options for the buyers who like a bit of personalized style on their cars. The video below by Denz World shows a similar Toyota Glanza which has been customized in accordance with its buyer’s wish.
The Glanza seen in this video features a dual-tone paint job which enhances its appearance. However, the changes are not very dramatic and only include a repainted roof, ORVMs, and foglamp housings, all painted in a shade of cherry red. This customization seems to have been done at the dealership level and one can even customize their Glanza as per their choice.
The company offers a myriad of accessories and themes to choose between for the Glanza. The accessories that are available for the Glanza range from chrome bumper protectors and black body mouldings to seat cushions and custom floor mats. There are whole customization kits on offer too along with interiors theme customizations.
Talking about the car the Toyota Glanza, the premium hatchback comes with two petrol engines, both of which are 1.2-litre petrol units from Maruti Suzuki. The 1.2-litre petrol churns out 82 Bhp of power along with 112 Nm of torque. The second engine option is the 1.2-litre, K12C DualJet engine with a mild-hybrid system. This engine produces 89 Bhp of power and 113 Nm of torque. This engine, however, is only available on the G trim variants. Both the engines get a 5-speed manual transmission with the non-hybrid engine getting a CVT box too. As for the fuel efficiency figures, the V MT delivers 21.01 km/l, the G MT (Hybrid) variant delivers 23.87 km/l and the G CVT/V CVT variants deliver 19.56 km/l.
To let you know, the Glanza is based on the facelifted model of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback that was launched back in January this year. The Glanza is manufactured by Maruti Suzuki itself which then is brought at Toyota’s address. Toyota launched the Glanza to increase its presence in the Indian market as its sub-Rs. 10 lakh models haven’t been a success. Apart from the Glanza, Toyota will also be launching the rebadged version of the Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and the Ciaz later on. The brand is also planning to discontinue the Corolla Altis and the Yaris sedan from India as it wants to now focus on Indian specific products.