The new Glanza would get notable styling tweaks from the new Maruti Baleno
Shortly after Maruti Suzuki launched the new Baleno in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has teased the 2022 Toyota Glanza indicating an imminent market launch. A product of the joint venture between the two, the Glanza has been more or less a Baleno with a Toyota badge all this while. However, the upcoming car is expected to gain more Toyota character in its design, even while remaining a Baleno in most areas of its features and specifications.
The official teaser image gives a fair idea of the upcoming Glanza’s grille design, which seems to have gained much Toyota character. One would also notice the Black inserts on the front bumper that look great in pictures. The press release says “The Glanza boasts of a plethora of new & unique design features, exclusively created by designers at Toyota.” Going by the previous cases of the outgoing Glanza and the Urban Cruiser, this is something we would hardly put our hopes on, if it were not for this one image revealing the grille!
Escalating the hopes further, a unit of 2022 Glanza was recently spotted undisguised at a Toyota dealership by Gaadiwaadi, revealing the entirety of its design. These images prove Toyota’s claim of infusing their design identity to the car to be true. The new Glanza would be an epic deviation from the outgoing model in terms of design, and would even stand distinct from the 2022 Baleno in styling.
The spy images reveal that the new car would have a thoroughly reworked front fascia. The grille and front bumpers would have extensive restyling gone into them. The sleek grille with its integrated thick Chrome strip stands close to those on modern-day Toyota cars. The Glanza will also have slight tweaks on its headlamp units and would feature a set of LED DRLs as well. The front bumper gets a new fog lamp housing with sleek Chrome surrounds, a wider air dam, and a prominent element of Black fiber to give it some added spice.
The bonnet, tailgate, tail lamp, rear bumper, and almost the entire profile look more or less like the updated Baleno. The 16-inch alloy wheels, however, would have slight restyling gone into them.
The new Glanza’s interior would have a Black-Beige dual-tone colour scheme, unlike the Baleno that gets a Black-Blue colorway. Touches of Piano Black are expected to replace the Silver bits of the Baleno. Other areas of design and layout would remain the same as the updated donor car.
Much the same way, minimal changes are expected on the mechanical side. The new Glanza would be powered by the same 1.2L four-cylinder Dualjet petrol engine that forms the heart of the updated Baleno, mated most likely to the same 5-speed manual and 5 speed AMT transmissions. The powertrain would produce 90hp and 113 Nm.
Toyota will launch the new Glanza in India on March 15, when more details and the pricing would be announced.
Spy shot credit: Gaadiwaadi