Toyota and Maruti Suzuki first rebadged product in the Indian market was the Glanza. There are not any differences between the Baleno and the Glanza except for the badges. The second rebadged product – Urban Cruiser, however, looks quite different from the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Toyota is now working on its third rebadged product, which will be based on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and here is a rendered image that shows how the upcoming product may look like.
The rendering image here, made by NM Tunes shows how Toyota might make changes to the Ertiga to give it a new identity. The changes might be much more expansive compared to the Urban Cruiser. The rendering image shows the rebagded product with a design inspired by the Toyota RAV4 SUV.
This is a speculative rendering and the actual product might look quite different from this one. However, it truly looks like a Toyota product now, especially from the front. The rendering image is based on the premium XL6, which gets different headlamps and they do look much more premium. There is distinctive aggressive grille design from Toyota and down below, huge fog lamp housings can be seen. It also gets a massive faux skid plate to add a bulky to the appearance.
Also, the alloy wheels have been updated but the stock alloy wheels from Toyota do look very different from these ones. No other changes have been done to the vehicle, just as all other rebadged products. Even the rear of this upcoming MPV is likely to remain similar to the stock Maruti Suzuki’s look.
Mechanically, both cars will remain identical. Maruti Suzuki only offers a 1.5-litre K-Series petrol engine with the Ertiga and XL6. It produces a maximum power of 104 Bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque. Maruti offers a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic with the engine and the same options will be offered by Toyota too. Also, there is SHVS smart hybrid system that increases fuel efficiency. Toyota will offer the same.
Feature-wise, both the vehicles will remain identical. Toyota does not offer any extra features over the Maruti Suzuki products. However, they do offer a longer warranty period. Maruti Suzuki also offers a CNG option with the Ertiga and we may get to see the same offering from Toyota.
Toyota has said that they will ensure that there are more differentiating factors in the rebadged products. However, the differences will largely be visual instead of any mechanical or feature-wise changes.