After the refreshed Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota has launched the 2022 Glanza facelift in India priced from INR 6.39 lac (PKR 15.09 lac). The flagship variant goes as high as INR 9.69 lac (PKR 22.89 lac).
As seen previously, the Glanza comes out as a rebranded version of the Maruti Baleno hatchback with cosmetic differences of course. On the outside, the new Glanza facelift gets a redesigned front fascia incorporating a sleeker and curvy front grille with chrome accent. The updated headlamps are more modern and sharper with the use of projector lamps and integrated LED DRLs. The key profile updates on the car include the use of sportier bumpers, as well as new 16-inch sporty alloy wheels. Towards the back, there are new wrap-around LED taillights which are quite similar to the updated iteration of Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Inside, the new Glanza hatchback gets a restyled cabin with a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, a new instrument cluster, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other key updates in terms of the new features include the car’s connected car technology and new HUD (Heads-Up Display), a 360-degree camera, voice assistant, cruise control, and automatic climate control etc.
Under the hood, the Toyota Glanza continues to utilize 1.2L dual-VVT four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol which churns out 90 hp of power and 113 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AGS automatic transmission, just like in the Baleno. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, ABS, VSC, ISO-FIX child seat anchorage, and Hill Hold Control.
Priced slightly higher than its donor Baleno, the Toyota Glanza facelift will continue to rival the likes of other hot hatches in India including the Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz.
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