Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one of the most loved one hatchback ,so after seeking such massive attention into the Indian market, Toyota plans to purchase the copyright design of Baleno. After rebadging Baleno is now the Glanza but is there any difference in terms of design,power,& other specifications, let’s find out?
Well in terms of design & dimension Glanza is the exactly copycat of Baleno but there are some minor some minor differences such as thick lining grills with toyota badging at the top & quit more chrome treatment work at window fender lining & thick chrome treatment at back & in terms of dimension glanza is 3995 mm long, 1745 mm in width & 1510 mm in height which is exactly as similar as Baleno.
Petrol engine comes with 1.2 L (1100 cc) which produces a power of 82 BHP with 133 Nm of torque.This engine is based upon VVT technology which same as in baleno called as Variable Value timing but torque is quit less than the baleno which 115 Nm. Diesel engine is not available in Glanza which is very disappointing for some of the customers wants a diesel hatchback. Yes Maruti also plans to stop the production of diesel cars into the Indian marker but i think it’s too early for toyota to stop the production of diesel engine in Glanza.
Variants & Pricing:
Glanza available only in petrol variant & these are divides into 4 variant
G 7.25 Lakhs Rs
V 7.67 Lakhs Rs
G AT 8.36 Lakhs Rs
V AT 8.99 Lakhs Rs
these are Ex showroom pricing which as similar as Baleno V AT pricing matching Alpha 1.2 At (Baleno) so in terms of pricing there is no such difference.
Total 2 airbags in top model are seen in Glanza which is not sufficient now a days because other competitors such as figo & i 20 will provides you a batter safety by 5 airbags.
2: Breaking Safety Features:
As ABS & EBD are standard & apart from that Brake assist is the extra feature provides by Glanza. In terms of safety EBD is missing so in terms of safety there are no unique features so 2.5 stars out of 5 in terms of safety.
Features other than Baleno:
1: Dual tone interior: Dual tone interior is very important in every car which can give us an eye Cathy looks & interior looks more interesting.
2:Warranty: Warranty will decide, how perfectly company manufactured the product more years of warranty means a good product & yes you will get 1 more year warranty as compared to Baleno & total you will get 3 years of warranty in Toyota Glanza.
3: One tough down-up power windows:It’s very important to be focussed while driving but there are some minute things which can disrupt the driver attention such as power windows but one tough up- down become very helpful while driving because it takes few seconds to up-down the window & driver attention does not disrupt.
It’s true, Glanza is the copycat of Baleno in terms of design, specifications etc but toyota also launches some of the successful cars such as Innova, Innova crysta & Fortuner so we can expect such quality & performance from Glanza so overall 3.5 stars out of 5 to Toyota Glanza.