Toyota and Suzuki have entered into a joint venture globally for the development of their cars and technology. In India, we can see this with the Toyota Glanza which is a rebadged Maruti Baleno. With the BS6 emission norms, Toyota has rejigged its entire lineup in our market. It has removed the previously sold Etios. But how will Toyota differentiate its products from Maruti cars? We take a look at the difference between the Glanza and the Baleno below.
Both cars d share a lot of things. From the entire platform, and the design as well. Most people will confuse them in the same car as well. The Glanza get certain changes to its grille and lots of chrome additions on it. The lights get a slight change in the DRLS, but their design remains the same. There are also different alloy wheels on the car. On the inside as well both cars get the same seven-inch touchscreen along with a similarly designed dashboard.
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While the Baleno is offered in a total of four variants, the Glanza gets only two variants. They are the G and the V. These are the same as the Zeta and the Alpha which are seen on the Baleno that are the top-end variants. The Glanza also gets the same features that are seen on the Baleno in these variants. It is also available in automatic CVT gearboxes for both these variants. Both cars get their own sets of connecting apps. But the Baleno offers better features in terms of driving data.
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Engine and Fuel Efficiency
The Glanza also gets the same 1.2-litre petrol engine as is seen on the Maruti Baleno. This engine produces 82 bhp and 113 nm of torque on both cars. But the Toyota Glanza gets a mild-hybrid system on its G variant. The engine gets a start-stop function whenever it comes to a halt. This translates to better fuel economy. The Glanza ‘G’ claims 23.8 km/l while the Baleno claims 21 km/l.
The Baleno is available in more variants and therefore is available in a wider price range as well. The Baleno costs Rs 5.70 – 9.03 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Glanza costs Rs 7.04 – 8.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). But the Glanza gets a longer warranty than the Baleno.
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Joint Venture Plans
The company is said to focus only on building premium cars such as the Innova and the Fortuner. All the volume sellers that are below 10 lakh rupees will be rebadged Maruti cars. There are going to be many upcoming cars from this partnership. There can be a Toyota badged Brezza as well, since it is one of the best selling Maruti cars also.