How Would the Similar-To-Baleno Toyota Glanza Perform?


Toyota has manufactured a high-quality hatchback, Toyota Glanza which popular among the consumers and positioned it between Liva and Etios. Plus, Toyota Glanza can be claimed as a twin for Maruti Suzuki Baleno because they shared the same design drawing but in meanwhile, they are also competitors for each other. The two main models of Glanza for sales are V series which equivalent to Baleno's Alpha and G series as Baleno's Zeta. Then, what will be the difference that Toyota Glanza brings to us?

Ride Quality

Glanza provides two gasoline engines that conform with India's BS6 standard. The1.2L K12B engine has the maximum output of 83PS horsepower at 6000Rpm and the torque is 113Nm at 4200Rpm, while another 1.2L K12C Dual-Jet engine with a mild-hybrid system has the maximum output of 82.9PS at 6000Rpm and the torque is 113Nm at 4200Rpm. The front suspension used for Glanza is McPherson strut and torsion beam is for the rear, these make Glanza has more stable, flexible and acceptable manipulating when driving. In addition, its suspensions have done well in absorbing vibrations, especially on the bumpy road.

On-Road Price in New Delhi

Toyota Glanza: ₹ 7.87-10.00 Lakhs

Maruti Suzuki Baleno: ₹ 6.20-10.01 Lakhs

Honda Jazz: ₹ 8.33-10.65 Lakhs

Hyundai Venue: ₹ 7.60-13.28 Lakhs

Toyota Glanza has a medium-range in terms of price, which shows competitive at the highest price but in the middle of the lowest. Although it has an acceptable price like Baleno, it provides more model selections for consumers compared to the Baleno. 


From the ARAI tested results, the mileage for the CVT version is 19.56 km/l, V (MT) is 21.01 km/l and G series (MT with Smart Hybrid) can reach about 23.87 km/l. This will be great if these official data can achieve in reality.


※Length: 3995 mm

※Width: 1745 mm

※Height: 1510 mm

※Wheelbase: 2520 mm

This is a hatchback with 4m of length and 1,7m of width which provides sufficient space for the driver and passengers, but with the 1.5m height may cause difficulty in and out and uncomfortable sitting for tall passengers.


The exterior of Toyota Glanza uses the Heartect platform, which designed the Toyota's similar car around the world. For the front, Glanza has a Toyota iconic inverted trapezoidal grating which similar to Etios and Liva along with the three-dimensional and delicate chrome grille. LED fog lights, UV-cut glass, LED projector headlights with LED DRL's and follow-me headlamp provide convenience for the driver. Plus, 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels increased stylish looks for Glanza. For the rear, Glanza has a wider LED rear combination lamps, rear roof spoiler with LED and a rear roof antenna which make Glanza more special at night. 


First of all, the interior of Glanza is designed simple and comfortable. It has automatic climate control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system assisted with smart play cast and voice command, USB, AUX-in and Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and steering mounted controls, dual-tone fabric seats, front and rear adjustable headrests, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering adjustment which will provide more comfortable for both driver and passengers. Besides, the 339L rear cabin with 60:40 split seat can give you more rooms.


Toyota offers Glanza official with five standard colors, which are CAFÉ WHITE, SPORTIN' RED, INSTA BLUE,GAMING GREY and ENTICING SILVER.


Toyota Glanza has no official safety report temporarily, but according to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno report, Baleno has received 4-star from Euro NCPA.

Specifications and Features (V CVT)

※Displacement: 1197 cc (cm3)

※Fuel Type: Petrol

※Max. Power: G MT (Advanced Li-Ion Battery with ISG) : 66 kW (89.7 PS) @ 6000 rpm. G MT, G CVT, V MT, V CVT : 61 kW (82.9 PS) @ 6000 rpm

※Max. Torque: G MT (Advanced Li-Ion Battery with ISG) : 113 Nm @ 4400 rpm
G MT, G CVT, V MT, V CVT : 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm

※Boot Space: 339 l (0.339 m3)

※Fuel Tank Capacity: 37 l (0.037 m3)

※Seating Capacity: 5

※Wheel & Tyre Size: 195 / 55 R16 (Alloy Wheel)

※LED Projector Headlamps with DRL

※LED Rear Combination Lamps with Light Guide

※UV Protect Glass

※ORVM Turn Indicator

※Reverse Parking Camera with Display in Audio

※Auto Headlamps On / Off

※Follow Me Home / Car Headlamps


※Dual Front Airbags (Driver + Passenger)

※Rear Wiper + Washer + Defogger


※Leather Wrap Steering Wheel

※4 Speakers & 2 Tweeters

※Steering Mounted Audio & Calling Controls

※Voice Command

※New Dual-tone Fabric Seats

※Shift Position Indicator

※Driver Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror & Lamp

※Smart Entry with Engine Push Start / Stop button

※Driver Seat Height Adjust

※Co-driver Seatback Pocket

※ISOFIX Child Seat Tether Anchorage

※Reverse Parking Sensors (4 No.s)


In summary, both the Glanza and Baleno can be said as one car and come from the world-famous Toyota and Maruti Suzuki car manufacturers. Their good reputation can help in having good sales. Flexible and comfortable drive, good price and mileage increased its appeal, also the appearance design that conforms with the public and comfortable and practicality interior is very awesome. Regrettably, it can only use Baleno's safety report as a reference since Glanza has no safety report now, the only provision of gasoline engines and lesser versions decreased the competitiveness of Glanza.

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