TOYOTA KIRLOSKAR Motor (TKM) entered the premium hatchback segment with the launch of the Toyota Glanza at a starting price of Rs 7.21 lakh for G MT variant, Rs 7.58 lakh for the V MT, Rs 8.29 for the G CVT and Rs 8.90 lakh for the V CVT variant (all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi). Now, the Glanza is essentially a Maruti Suzuki Baleno albeit with a Toyota badge on the hood and boot and a redesigned grille. The Glanza comes with two slat 3D chrome grille, LED projector headlamps and DRLs, LED rear lamp with tail light guide and eltrically adjustable ORVM. The Glanza sits on a set of 16-inch alloy wheels.
At the heart lies the 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder DualJet BSVI petrol engine (also from the Baleno) that churns out 89bhp and 113Nm of peak torque for the
G variant with a 5-speed manual gearbox and benefits from a mild hybrid setup. The
1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine with 83bhp and 113Nm of peak torque powers the G
CVT, V CVT and V MT variants. This engine returns ARAI claimed fuel efficiency in the range of 19.56kmpl to 23.87kmpl.
Masakazu Yoshimura, MD, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and N. Raja, deputy MD, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, at the launch of Toyota Glanza