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Toyota and Maruti Suzuki signed an agreement under which both brands would benefit by sharing models, production, and even technology. The first model to come out of this is the Toyota Glanza. Launched today, the car is essentially a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback, with prices starting from Rs 7.22 lakh and going all the way up to Rs 8.9 lakh.

It’s powered by a BS-VI-compliant K-Series engine that produces 82 bhp for the petrol engined models and 88 bhp for the petrol-hybrid version. Like on the Baleno, it includes a 5-speed MT or an optional CVT. The standard warranty is of 3 years/1 lakh km but can be extended to 5 years/ 2.2 lakh km.

Toyota Glanza features include standard dual airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, LED projector headlamps, DRLs, electrically foldable outside rear view mirrors, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, etc. There are five colours to choose from, and as is the case with the Baleno, there’s no black. Diamond-cut alloys, ISOFIX child seat mounts, keyless entry and go, interactive TFT MID and dual-tone fabric seats are some of the other features.

Toyota Glanza Interior

Bookings for the car open today, and the mild-hybrid variant is only available in the G trim — and with a manual gearbox. It’s claimed to offer 23.87 kpl, which is considerably more than the CVT model’s 19.56 kpl and the manual model’s 21.01 kpl.

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Toyota Glanza prices:

G MT (with mild-hybrid tech) – Rs 721,900
V MT – Rs 758,200
G CVT – Rs 829,900
V CVT – Rs 890,200

Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s MD, Masakazu Yoshimura said, “The Automotive Ecosystem is witnessing a transition with rise in income levels, increased awareness about products and services, rapidly evolving customer requirements, new technologies and innovation, changing mobility infrastructure. Customers are the centre point and we have to constantly upgrade and innovate to cater to the changing aspirations. To put a smile on our customers’ faces we will continue to create mobility that is valued and cherished. In a dynamic market like India, it will be our constant endeavour to offer a range of options to our customers whose choices are governed by their mobility needs and expectations from the brand. Our endeavour is not just to sell volumes and chase numbers. We believe in sustainable growth. Our key focus has been to deliver world-class premium services to achieve customer delight.”