Following the footsteps of its donor model, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, has also been introduced with the factory-fitted CNG kit option. With this, it is now available in two powertrain options across four variants. So if you’re also in the market for Toyota Glanza and wondering which variant to pick? Fret not, as we have got you covered in this article. Let’s start with the specifications.
|Engine||1.2-litre DualJet DualVVT petrol engine with idle start/stop system|
|No of Cylinders||4|
|Max Power||90PS (Petrol) / 77.5PS (CNG)|
|Max Torque||113Nm (Petrol) / 98.5Nm (CNG)|
|Gearbox Options||5-speed MT or AMT (Petrol) / 5-speed MT (CNG)|
|Claimed Fuel Efficiency||22.35kmpl (MT), 22.94kmpl (AMT), 30.61km/kg (CNG)|
- Like the Baleno, the Toyota Glanza also gets the K-series 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine that can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT unit.
- This engine offers unparalleled drivability and refinement.
- The vehicle is easy to drive in the city, and a comfortable three-digit top speed can be achieved on the highway. The super lightweight clutch and slick gear slotting ensure you can drive tirelessly even during heavy traffic. The motor responds so well that even in 3rd and 4th gear, you can sail at low speeds and respond immediately when you accelerate. Furthermore, its AMT transmission also performs exceptionally well, with fast upshifts and downshifts. Also, it is one of the most fuel-efficient hatchbacks in its class.
- We have yet to try our hands on its CNG model, but we expect it to suit your daily driving needs well.
|Boot Space||318 litres (petrol version)|
|CNG Tank Capacity||55 litres (water equivalent)|
The Toyota Glanza is impressive in terms of space and practicality. The cabin has a good deal of knee and headroom, making it ideal for even tall passengers. However, you might be disappointed with the lack of an armrest in the centre of the back. Moreover, the fabric seats are excessively comfortable, which can be problematic on long trips.
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs 6.59 lakh|
Key Features: –
|Exterior||Halogen projector headlamps, 15-inch steel rims with wheel covers, LED tail lamps, rear spoiler, unpainted side mirrors & door handles.|
|Interior||Dual-tone black-&-beige theme, analogue instrument cluster with MID, and centre roof lamp, bottle holder in all doors.|
|Comfort & Convenience||All four power windows, auto up-down with anti-pinch function for driver’s window, remote locking, tilt adjustment function for the steering wheel, automatic AC, adjustable headrests for front seats.|
|Safety||Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, rear parking sensors, day/night IRVM (manual), rear defogger, speed sensing auto door lock, front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiter, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rear child lock doors, high-speed alert system, seat belt reminder.|
Verdict: The entry-level E variant is acceptable for those on a tight budget, covering most essential features. Aftermarket and official accessories can be added later to personalize it.
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs 7.48 lakh (MT), Rs 7.98 lakh (AMT), Rs 8.43 lakh (CNG)|
|Price Difference From E||Rs 90,000|
Key Features (over E): –
|Exterior||Side mirror-mounted turn indicators, body-coloured wing mirrors & door handles and blacked-out A/B/C pillars.|
|Interior||Front roof lamp, co-driver vanity mirror, and rear parcel tray.|
|Comfort & Convenience||Power adjustable & foldable wing mirrors, steering mounted audio & telephony controls.|
|Infotainment||7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple Carplay, four speakers.|
|Safety||Electronic Stability Program with hill hold assists (AMT variants only).|
Verdict: The Toyota Glanza S offers more comfort & convenience features that will up your overall ownership experience, but the premium seems high. Only consider if you’re planning to buy AMT or CNG version and can’t extend your budget further.
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs 8.51 lakh (MT), Rs 9.01 lakh (AMT), Rs 9.46 lakh (CNG)|
|Price Difference From S||Rs 1.03 lakh|
Key Features (over S): –
|Exterior||16-inch alloy wheels, LED projector headlamps, chrome finished door handles, trunk lid garnish.|
|Interior||4.2-inch colour TFT, 60:40 split rear seats, luggage room lamp, glove box lamp, and footwell light.|
|Comfort & Convenience||Automatic headlamps, rear wiper & washer, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, rear AC vents, front armrest (with sliding function), height-adjustable driver’s seat, adjustable rear headrests, USB charging port for rear passengers, seatback pocket, both tilt & telescopic adjustment function for the steering wheel.|
|Infotainment||New Smart Playcast 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system (different UI), audio OTA updates support, ‘Toyota i-Connect’ connected car functionality, two tweeters, voice commands (wake work ‘Hey Toyota’).|
|Safety||Rear parking camera, front side airbags, and curtain airbags (total six airbags).|
Verdict: With a host of additional valuable features, the Toyota Glanza G variant offers excellent value for money especially considering the price premium of Rs 1.03 lakh over the S variant. This makes it our highly recommended choice.
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs 9.51 lakh (MT), Rs 9.99 lakh (AMT)|
|Price Difference From G||Up to Rs 1 lakh|
Key Features (over G): –
|Exterior||LED fog lamps, headlamp integrated LED daytime running lamps (DRLs), and UV-protected glasses.|
|Interior||Both driver & co-driver side vanity mirror, vanity lamp and ticket holder, leather-wrapped steering wheel.|
|Comfort & Convenience||Auto foldable ORVMs, heads-up display (HUD), and cruise control.|
|Infotainment||9-inch new Smart Playcast infotainment system, Arkamys tuned sound system.|
|Safety||Vehicle Stability Control (standard), Hill Hold Assist (standard), 360-degree camera, auto-dimming day/night IRVM.|
Verdict: If you’re looking to enjoy Toyota Glanza’s premium quotient to the fullest, this trim is for you. However, the absence of an electric sunroof, leatherette upholstery, and a three-point seatbelt & headrest for the rear-middle passengers is a big disappointment.