The Toyota Glanza is available in 4 variants and 5 colours. Here are more Toyota Glanza details such as prices, specifications and mileage. You can also check out the Toyota Glanza on-road price and EMI. Our detailed Toyota Glanza comparison further helps you compare the Hatchback with its rivals. DriveSpark brings you every Toyota Glanza information you would ever need.
The Toyota Glanza features a design that might seem familiar and there’s good reason for that. The Toyota Glanza is based on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and is part of a product sharing deal between the two companies. Hence one would find that there are quite a few similarities in terms of design.
However, there are quite a few differences in design. Up front is a new two-slat grille design with chrome elements and this has been designed a way that it makes sure the car falls in line with the Toyota family’s styling cues.
The Toyota Glanza comes with redesigned bumpers with new air dam elements and new fog lamp housings. Up front is a headlamp unit with LED projector headlamps and integrated LED daytime running lights. At the sides, the significant change in design comes in the form of new, attractive diamond-cut alloy wheels.
The Toyota glanza comes with a chrome lip at the rear on the bootlid, just under the rear windscreen. Toyota has equipped it with LED tail-lamps and those are the changes on the exterior. At first it might be weird seeing the Toyota badges on the car, but then one realises that the Toyota Glanza looks and feels a lot more premium than the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
The Toyota Glanza is powered by a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine. It is the same 4-cylinder petrol engine as in the Maruti Suzuki baleno, but in the Toyota Glanza, it has been made available in two different states of tune, paired either to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-step CVT.
In the G variant with manual transmission, the engine produces 88.4bhp and 113Nm. While in the V variant with manual transmission and G and V variants with the CVT transmission, it produces 81.7bhp and 113Nm.
The engine is BS-VI emissions norms compliant and Toyota has retuned the engine. The Japanese firms claims that the engine produces a lot of its torque down low. The G variant with the manual transmission comes with a mild-hybrid dual-jet powertrain, hence it produces more power than the other variants.
It also comes with an advanced lithium-ion battery with Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). This enables efficient functioning of the idle start/stop function and the brake energy regeneration feature. The other variants do not come with these features.
The Toyota Glanza is BS-VI compliant and is hence greener and more efficient. Different variants of the Glanza have different fuel efficiency figures and this is down to the change in the drivetrain. The G variant of the Toyota Glanza with the 5-speed manual transmission and the Dual-Jet mild-hybrid system boasts of a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 23.87km/l.
The V variant with the 5-speed manual gearbox (minus the mild-hybrid system) has a claimed mileage figure of 21.01km/l. The G and V variants with the 5-step CVT gearbox have a claimed mileage figure of 19.56km/l.
As we see in the claimed efficiency figures, the mild-hybrid system does make a lot of difference when it comes to the mileage figures. If driven with a light foot, the Toyota Glanza might return more to the liter than is claimed by Toyota.
The Toyota Glanza is being pegged as a premium hatchback and according to Toyota, marks its debut in the premium hatchback segment. It is claimed to be more premium than the Maruti Suzuki Baleno it is based on.
For such claims to be made, the Toyota Glanza has to be equipped with quite a few premium features and Toyota has done just that. The Toyota Glanza features LED projector headlamps and tail-lamps on the exterior.
Coming to the interiors, it features a playcast touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is a fully-loaded system and comes with smartphone-based navigation, steering-mounted controls and is voice-command enabled.
The Toyota Glanza also features automatic air-conditioning, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, smart entry with engine start/stop button, etc. The Toyota Glanza does not lack even in terms of safety. It features dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Electrochromic inner rear view mirror, ISOFIX child seat anchors. And reverse parking camera.
The Toyota Glanza might be considered by many to be a rip-off of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and truth be told, it is. But it has definitely been made better by Toyota. It comes with more features, a new CVT gearbox, and of course the ever so trustworthy Toyota badge. Toyota has gone ahead and provided a 3 years/1,00,000 kilometres warranty and that just shows how confident Toyota is about the way it has built the Toyota Glanza. The G MT variant is a great deal for the price.
The Toyota Glanza is not intended to directly compete with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno but has been launched as a more premium alternative to the hatchback. However, when the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Toyota Glanza are compared, it is the Toyota Glanza that triumphs because of the additional number of features it comes with.
The Toyota Glanza has different variants with different drivetrain options, hence each variant ends up giving a different mileage figure. The G MT variant gives the highest mileage of 23.87 km/l thanks to its mild-hybrid system. The V MT variant gives a mileage of 21.01km/l and the G CVT and V CVT variants offer a mileage figure of 19.56km/l thanks to their CVT gearbox.
The USP of the Toyota Glanza is its premium positioning and the legendary Toyota reliability and service it offers. It also comes with a mild-hybrid system, which can be considered as a USP.
The Toyota Glanza is being offered in five attractive colour options — Sportin Red, Enticing Silver, Insta Blue, Cafe White and Gaming Grey.