After the updated Maruti Suzuki Baleno was launched, Toyota didn’t take long to update its Glanza as well. It is a common practice for allied manufacturers to share models as part of their venture and most of the time, there aren’t many differences to set the respective differences apart. This was the case with the previous-gen Glanza which was just a cross-badged Baleno. However, in its latest guise, the Glanza commands some serious changes over the Baleno. Here are 5 key differences that set these doppelgangers apart:
Toyota has made sure to sprinkle some individuality while cooking the latest Glanza. The biggest visual difference if you look at it upfront has to be its redesigned grille. As compared to Baleno’s hexagonal pattern, Glanza’s grille is a lot simpler and slimmer.
While both the hatchbacks ride on 16-inch wheels, each gets a unique pattern. Glanza’s 4-split-spoke alloys make it look comparatively a bit sportier than the Baleno.
Toyota hasn’t fiddled around that much with the original design of the Baleno’s headlights. They might share the same eyes but both the hatchbacks come with their own unique eye makeup. While the top-spec Baleno features a three-part LED DRLs, the Glanza on the other hand makes do with L-shaped DRLs.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno looks a bit more sophisticated and civilized as compared to the Glanza which aims at being comparatively sportier. Baleno’s premium design is further accentuated by horizontal slats in the air dam which also house the fog lamp unit. The Glanza seems to have incorporated a new sporty theme with larger air dam and black cladding extending from the top of the air dam to the chin.
The feature-set of the new Glanza might be similar to that of the Baleno, both these hatchbacks share different design themes when it comes to the overall aesthetics of the interior.
Maruti has become a bit liberal with the colour palette by dipping the Baleno’s interior in a shade of blue. On the other hand, the Glanza sticks to the conservative route with its beige and black cabin.