The Toyota Glanza gets a more aggressive front bumper than the new Baleno
The Toyota Glanza gets a more aggressive front bumper than the new BalenoToyota

2022 Toyota Glanza launched at Rs 6.39 lakh

The new Glanza gets a fresh face among other styling tweaks, a major interior overhaul and some new features as well

Toyota has taken the wraps off the facelifted Glanza and launched it at an introductory price of Rs 6.39 lakh, ex-showroom. Based on the new Baleno, the 2022 Toyota Glanza gets revised styling, a more powerful engine, a new 5-speed AMT, and a lot more tech than before. It goes up against the Hyundai i20, the Tata Altroz and the Honda Jazz. Let's find out what differentiates it from its brother from another mother — the Baleno.

2022 Toyota Glanza styling

It doesn't come as a surprise that the new Glanza has styling similar to the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno. It's a rebadged Baleno afterall. But unlike earlier, this time around you can actually differentiate between the two models. Toyota has made sure the Glanza has its own character and given it a few touches here and there.

It has all the revisions Maruti Suzuki has made to the Baleno, but with little touches bespoke to itself. The tweaked headlights and tail lights for example, get a J-style LED signature in the Glanza, unlike the three-element DRLs on the Baleno. It gets a revised grille at the front too, but there's more chrome and two horizontal slats, unlike the Baleno's honeycomb pattern. The biggest change to the Glanza's face though, is the more aggressive front bumper that surely makes it more head-turning. The overall proportions and silhouette of the two though are unchanged.

The Glanza comes available in 5 shades - Sporting Red, Gaming Grey, Enticing Silver, Insta Blue and Cafe White

2022 Toyota Glanza Interior

Yep, it's the same case on the inside too, save for the Toyota badge on the steering wheel, the Glanza's interior and its overall layout is identical to the new Baleno's.

There's a new two-tone dashboard with a swoopier design and a bigger 9-inch infotainment touchscreen. The infotainment system system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and it also gets a voice assistant that can recognise your commands. The Glanza also gets a 360-degree, voice recognition and just like the Baleno a heads-up display. And if you belong to the kind who like to be driven in, the Glanza features AC vents at the rear along with fast charging USB ports. Toyota has also given the Glanza it's very own 'i-Connect' connected car tech, that makes it possible to locate your car, lock/unlock it, or even check the service reminders.

On the safety front, the Glanza gets no less than 6 airbags, ABS and EBD. There's also hill hold assist and ESP on offer if you choose the AMT-equipped Glanza.

Toyota Glanza2022 Toyota Glanza engine and warranty

The all new Bale.. err Glanza will only have a petrol variant. Powering it will be a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated K12N engine which is assisted by Maruti Suzuki’s SmartHybrid tech. The engine produces slightly more power than earlier, with 89bhp and 113Nm of torque. Buyers will have the option to either have a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transferring power to the front wheels. Maru.. err Toyota claims that this engine can deliver you an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 22.35kmpl with the manual and 22.94kmpl with the AMT!

The other area where the Glanza has the edge over the Baleno is the warranty. Toyota is offering a 3 year/1 lakh km warranty which can be extended upto 5 year/ 2.2 lakh km. That is more than double of what Maruti Suzuki offers on the Baleno.

Commenting on the launch of the Toyota’s Cool New Glanza, Mr. Tadashi Asazuma, Executive Vice President – Sales & Customer Service, TKM, said, “Over these last few years the Glanza has won many hearts in India. And yet again with the Cool New Glanza, we are delighted to be recognized as a trusted brand by our customers who have started booking this new car in good numbers. Exclusively designed by Toyota's designers, the Cool New Glanza features Toyota’s signature styling and sportiness. We believe it is the perfect choice for those customers who are seeking a stylish, technology laden, safe and comfortable car. The advanced connected technology used in the new Glanza is Toyota’s home-grown technology- Toyota i-Connect, which can be enabled through a smartphone or a smartwatch and is fully loaded with 45 plus features. What makes the cool new Glanza even more awesome, is the 'Heart touching guest experience' across all our dealerships. The new Glanza takes Toyota’s commitment to quality and service to a whole new set of customers for a delightful ownership experience, thus delivering 'mass happiness to all'.

2022 Toyota Glanza price and rivals

Toyota has launched the new Glanza at an introductory price of Rs 6.39 lakh, which is a mere Rs 4,000 more than the Baleno. That's a nominal price to pay if you like the Glanza's sportier styling and also for Toyota's better warranty scheme. On the competition front, the Glanza will will go up against the likes of the Hyundai i20, the Tata Altroz, the Honda Jazz. Do the updates make the Glanza a stronger contender now? Time for a full-blown comparo against its rivals!

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