Maruti Suzuki Baleno Vs Toyota Glanza: Which Is Really Better?
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Vs Toyota Glanza: Which Car Is Really Better?
The premium hatchback segment is set to become more competitive with the entry of Toyota Glanza. Glanza will be the first product of the global Toyota & Suzuki alliance in India. Future Toyota models will be based on Ciaz, Ertiga and Vitara Brezza.
Glanza is basically a rebadged Suzuki Baleno and it shares the same platform with Suzuki Baleno. Though the Glanza looks quite similar to Baleno as can be seen from the various spy shots but there are few differences between the two that have been listed below.
Some Noteworthy Points of Baleno vs Glanza
Toyota will officially launch the Glanza on 6th June 2019.
It has already launched promotion campaigns including teasers, advertisements and videos of the car.
It will be manufactured alongside Baleno at Maruti Suzuki’s Gujarat plant.
Toyota targets monthly sales of 2000 units.
Maruti has already shipped 364 units of Glanza to Toyota (most likely to be display and test drive cars) in the month of April 2019.
Baleno vs Glanza Exterior
Leave the front styling, everything else appears to be the same on Toyota Glanza. The front grille is different from that of the Baleno, which resembles some of the other cars from Toyota.
The Suzuki badges have been replaced with Toyota badges at the front and rear. Interestingly, Toyota chose to keep the alloy design same as well.
Baleno vs Glanza Interiors
If there were little changes in the exterior of Glanza, then there are far fewer changes in the interior. The all-black theme, dashboard layout, positioning of controls, and even the steering wheel has been borrowed from Baleno without any changes.
The infotainment system too is most likely to remain the same. The only thing that differentiates the interiors of Glanza from Baleno is the Toyota badge on the steering wheel.
Baleno vs Glanza Engine Options
While the Baleno is offered in both petrol and diesel, the Glanza will only get the petrol option on launch. The 1.2-litre VVT BS-VI compliant petrol engine, borrowed from Baleno will be offered on the Glanza.
The engine produces 82 BHP and 114 Nm of peak torque and will be mated to a 5 -speed manual transmission with an option of CVT as well.
The facelifted Baleno also gets the 1.2 -litre Dual Jet Dual VVT petrol engine with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) capable of producing 90 BHP and 114 Nm of torque, but the Glanza will not get this option at the time of launch.
Baleno vs Glanza Mileage
As the Glanza borrows the same engine from Baleno, the mileage will remain the same as 21.4 kmpl.
Baleno vs Glanza Variants
Glanza is likely to be made available in only two variants- base ‘G’ and the top ‘V’ trims. On the other hand, Baleno is available in Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha variants.
The features offered in the two trims in Glanza will run parallel to those offered in Zeta and Alpha trims of the Baleno. Thus, the top end variant is likely to be equipped with features such as follow-me-home projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system (Android Auto/Apple CarPlay), LED DRLs, reverse parking camera, LED tail lamps, automatic climate control and safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD will be standard across the range. The safety features may be improved further, given the advanced safety features provided on other Toyota cars.
Baleno vs Glanza Prices
Looking at the additions made over the Baleno, Glanza will be slightly expensive. The ex-showroom prices for Baleno Zeta and Alpha are ₹ 6.98 Lakh and ₹ 7.58 Lakh respectively. The Zeta CVT and Alpha CVT cost ₹ 8.30 Lakh and ₹ 8.90 respectively. So, you can easily get an idea of the price range of Glanza.
NOTE: The prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
Glanza will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai Elite i20 and the upcoming Tata Altroz.
Though Maruti offers 40,000 kilometres/2-year (whichever is earliest) warranty scheme on the Baleno, things will be slightly different with Glanza.
Toyota will most likely provide 1,00,000 kilometres/ 3 years (whichever is earliest) warranty scheme on the Glanza. This is a major advantage for Toyota, as it will attract more buyers because of peace of mind ownership.
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