Toyota Glanza, which is the first product to come out of the Suzuki-Toyota partnership soon after its launch next month has been revealed through numerous spy pictures. Earlier pictures showed what the upcoming rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno will look like in production form. Now, new pictures also reveal the interior of the upcoming hatchback completely.
The new pictures on MotorOctane reveal the interior of the first premium hatchback from Toyota completely. The cabin of the upcoming Toyota Glanza will be identical to the Maruti Suzuki’s cabin, except for the monikers. The dashboard layout of the Glanza is identical to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno with the same cabin theme and even the identical steering wheel.
The touchscreen infotainment screen placed in the middle is also identical to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno but since it was not on, we are not sure if it uses the same SmartPlay UI like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. However, most likely the Toyota Glanza will use the exact same SmartPlay infotainment system that is available with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. At most, Toyota will replace the brand logo in the software.
It should be noted that even the exterior of the Glanza is also identical to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno except for the brand logos. Even the bumper, grille and alloy wheels are kept the same. Since all the features and looks are same, the feature list of both the vehicles is expected to remain identical too. Toyota will not add or customise any extra features in the upcoming Glanza that is manufactured at Maruti Suzuki’s Gujarat plant and will be supplied to Toyota.
The engine details of the upcoming Glanza are not confirmed. However, it is known that it will get only the petrol engine. Maruti Suzuki is most likely to supply only the BS-VI compliant 1.2-litre DualJet VVT engine to Toyota. The new engine was recently launched with the Baleno and will be sold alongside the regular 1.2-litre petrol engine. The new engine also gets the SHVS mild hybrid system, which is highly likely to make way to the Glanza too. Maruti Suzuki is yet to officially reveal the power and torque figures of the new engine but it produces around 90 Bhp and 120 Nm of peak torque. It is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission and there’s no option of getting an automatic transmission with the new engine. In the future, Toyota may launch an automatic variant of the Glanza in the market but for now, it will be available only with a manual transmission. Toyota will offer the car in two trims and both of them will be higher-spec variants loaded with the features.
Since Toyota has not made any changes to the vehicle, it can price it aggressively in the market. However, the price will remain higher than the Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s price. It should be noted that the new spy pictures also reveal the key of the Glanza, which looks exactly the same Baleno’s key with a different logo.