Toyota Glanza is now available in a more affordable base variant in the Indian car market. The new Glanza G base variant with a manual transmission was launched at Rs. 6.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) as the Indian car industry continues to reel in a lengthy slowdown.
The Toyota Glanza, which is basically a rebadged version of the highly popular Maruti Baleno, has been so far available with a base G variant with a manual transmission powered by the Suzuki 1.2-litre hybrid powertrain. In its newest form, it comes without the hybrid system.
The newly introduced Glanza G MT undercuts the Glanza G Smart Hybrid’s price by Rs. 24,000. However, this price convenience also means less fuel efficiency compared to the hybrid variant. Without the help of a hybrid system, it delivers a fuel economy of 21.01kmpl, while the hybrid variant delivers 23.87kmpl.
The features remain unchanged regardless of the powertrain option you choose. The list includes automatic climate control, push-button start-stop system, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, steering-mounted audio controls, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay and dual-tone alloy wheels.
The Toyota Glanza premium hatchback is available for sale in only two trim levels, namely - G and V, which are based on the Baleno’s higher trims Zeta and Alpha, respectively. The hybrid option is only available with a manual transmission.
Like the Baleno, the Glanza also comes powered by BS6 compliant engines. The 1.2-litre, the non-hybrid engine makes 83PS of power along with 113Nm of torque, while the hybrid variant generates 90PS and 113Nm.
The Toyota Glanza first launched in June 2019 and has been getting a reasonable demand with more than 11,000 units sold in the last four months. The Glanza also comes with a 3-year/1 lakh km warranty while the Maruti Baleno only gets the 2-year/ 40,000km standard warranty.
The Toyota Glanza is the first product coming out of the joint venture between the two Japanese auto majors – Toyota and Suzuki. Both the carmakers will also collaborate to develop electric and hybrid models in India. The companies also intend to co-develop a new C-segment MPV that will be available under both Toyota and Suzuki brand names.