Last year, Toyota and Suzuki have signed a contract to develop new model cars jointly. According to the latest reports, Toyota has already started working on their next model which will be inspired by the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The premium hatchback is codenamed A11. The manufacturers of Baleno have started producing the components for the new hatch.
The upcoming premium hatch is expected to be named “Toyota Glanza”. The company can launch this new model in early June. It can be basically a rebadged Baleno which will be available in two top-specs variants only: mid specs G variant and top-specs V variant. Although, we still have to wait for the company’s official announcement to know the final title of the rebadged Baleno.
The upcoming hatch has not been spied yet but, we expect that the company soon reveal the teaser. Some reports suggest that the hatch will get features similar to Baleno. There will some exciting updates in terms of exterior design like new grille, modified bumpers and LED lighting. The company can reveal some details of the new model on April 26, 2019, whereas, the official launch will be held on June 6, 2019.
The top-spec variant of the upcoming premium hatchback can be introduced with a CVT gearbox and a standard 5-speed manual transmission. It is also assumed to be powered by a single BS-VI-compliant 1.2-litre petrol engine. At present, the best-selling Baleno is sold with a 1.2-litre K-series petrol and a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine. Recently, Maruti Suzuki Baleno is also introduced with a new 1.2-litre DualJet petrol with Smart Hybrid technology.
Toyota Glanza hatchback will be produced from Suzuki Motor’s Gujarat facility which is specially built to invent and trade new models in the Indian market. The subsidiary Maruti Suzuki will additionally trade Toyota badged Baleno to TKM (Toyota Kirloskar Motor). The all-new Baleno will be developed at the Toyota’s plant in Bidadi, Bangalore. The upcoming hybrid will be a full-hybrid model which will be based on Camry Hybrid.
Toyota Glanza will rival against the popularity of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda’s Jazz, Volkswagen Polo, and the Hyundai i20. You can also notice the Maruti Suzuki models including Ertiga, Ciaz and Vitara Brezza in the Toyota dealerships in the coming future. The premium hatchback will be introduced with an expensive price tag compared to the Baleno.
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