Toyota Glanza is the first rebadged product that will be launched in India after the Toyota-Suzuki partnership. After the name of the upcoming hatchback was leaked, a new picture that shows the rebadged Maruti Suzuki Baleno with Toyota badges on the wheels of the vehicle. Even though Toyota is yet to officially announce the name of the hatchback, this new video confirms that the name of the rebadged Baleno will be Glanza.
The video shows the rear part of the vehicle and people getting into it through the hatch door. The partially visible Glanza looks identical to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. In fact, the chrome garnish on the window line, tailgate, bumper, and even the design of the alloy wheels is the same. The only difference is the Toyota badge on the alloy wheels.
It should be noted that Toyota is likely to sell only two variants of the Glanza in the Indian market and both of them will be top-end variants – Alpha and Delta. Of course, the naming nomenclature of the Glanza will be different and it will get the variant names like the other Toyota vehicles in India.
Even though the rear-end of the Glanza is identical to the Baleno, the front-end is likely to get a few updates that will make the vehicle look more like a Toyota. However, the changes can be limited to the badge of the vehicle only as it will save a lot of development costs and will allow Toyota to price the vehicle competitively in the market. This will be the first Toyota-badged premium hatchback to be launched in the Indian market.
The vehicle is internally known as A11 and as per a leaked document, it will reach the showrooms by early May. However, the initial lot of the Toyota Glanza will not be for sale. The vehicles received by the dealerships will be only for display purposes and will be available for test drives too. Toyota will dispatch vehicles by the end of this month.
The engine details of the Glanza are not out yet. However, it will be powered only by a petrol engine. Most likely, the Toyota Glanza will get the new 1.2-litre DualJet VVT engine, which was recently launched by Maruti Suzuki. It is a BS-VI compliant engine and also gets SHVS mild hybrid system that ensures a good mileage. Toyota will not offer a diesel engine option with the Glanza in the Indian market. Since the Toyota Glanza will be available only in two variants, it will get a much higher base price than the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
The Baleno will be the first of many rebadged products planned for the Indian market. In the coming times, Toyota will also sell Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and Ciaz under its own brand name in the Indian market.