The two Japanese automotive manufacturers, Toyota and Suzuki, have announced another agreement under which they will share certain models in India along with sharing the hybrid tech. Under this new agreement, Maruti is going to supply the Baleno and the Vitara Brezza to Toyota, and the latter will be supplying the Corolla Altis to Maruti Suzuki. Earlier, in November, last year, these Japanese automotive giants had already announced a Memorandum of Understanding to create a joint strategy in order to introduce battery electric vehicles in the country by 2020.
According to the suggestion of the sources close to the matter, the aforementioned cars will be getting badges when they will go on sale in April or May 2019. So, it is expected that we are going to see the Vitara Brezza and the Baleno with Toyota badges and the Corolla Altis will be featuring Suzuki insignia. In order to differentiate the rebadged products from their parent brand, there are expected changes in the form of a grille update along with different upholstery and possibly to the dashboard as well, just the way it is visible on Nissan and Renault products like the Duster and the Terrano as per their collaboration.