Toyota Glanza hatchback is expected to be launched in June 2019.
Toyota and Suzuki had joined hands to develop new cars, platforms and technologies for their future cars for the global markets. The two had signed a memorandum of understanding where both carmakers will be helping each other in entering into new segments. Maruti will supply Baleno, Brezza, Ciaz and Ertiga to Toyota. The first car to roll out from this joint venture will be the rebadged Baleno, which will be called the Toyota Glanza. The hatchback is expected to be launched in June 2019, while dealer dispatch is likely to commence in May.
The Toyota Glanza will be developed at the company’s plant in Bidadi, Karnataka. In fact, various component makers of Baleno have started dispatching the parts to Toyota for the upcoming hatchback. The Glanza will be available in petrol version only. It will directly rival the likes of Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and the upcoming Tata Altroz. Apart from the Glanza, Toyota will also launch re-badged Ciaz, Ertiga and Vitara Brezza in India. Both carmakers are also working on an all-new C-segment MPV, which will rival the Mahindra Marazzo.
Toyota Glanza Launch Date
It is expected that the Glanza production will commence towards the end of April or early May 2019. The hatchback is likely to be unveiled in May, while launch could take place in June or July 2019. Media reports claim that the Toyota Glanza could be launched on June 6, 2019. We will update our readers as soon as Toyota announces anything on its launch timeline.
Toyota Glanza Price in India
The upcoming premium hatchback will be available in two variants – a mid-spec V and a fully-loaded Z variant. The hatchback will only be offered in petrol version. We believe that the Glanza will be priced slightly premium over the existing Baleno hatchback. It is likely to cost between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 8 lakh.
Toyota Glanza Specifications
The Glanza is expected to share the engine with the Baleno hatchback. The latter is available with 3 engine options – a 1.2L K-series petrol, a 1.2L DualJet SHVS and a 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol. It is expected that the Glanza could feature the BSVI compliant 1.2-litre DualJet engine with Suzuki’s mild-hybrid system. This engine is capable of producing 90bhp of power and 120Nm of torque. Both manual and CVT options are likely to be on offer.
Toyota Glanza Mileage
It shares almost everything including the engine with Maruti’s Baleno, which also suggest that the mileage numbers will also be equivalent. The upcoming Toyota Glanza is likely to return 23.87kmpl.
Toyota Glanza Design, Interior
Internally called A11, the new Toyota Glanza will receive cosmetic upgrades to look different from the regular Maruti Baleno. The hatchback will receive’s Toyota’s grille, revised front and rear bumper, new set of alloy wheels and new paint schemes. The cabin is also likely to remain largely unchanged, except for the new colour scheme and different upholstery for seats, steering wheel and gearknob. The hatchback will have a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, automatic air conditioning, multi-functional steering wheel, etc. The hatchback will receive standard safety features like ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors and others as standard.