- Toyota Glanza will be the first model from the car giant to get Smart Playcast System.
- The Playcast system will also get voice commands, Bluetooth, AUX, four-speaker, two-tweeters and USB port.
- The Playcast system will be supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
- The hatchback is set to launch in India on June 6, 2019.
- Toyota Glanza price in India is estimated to fall in the range of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh.
Toyota Glanza will be the first car from the car maker in India to get connectivity features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Essentially a rebadged version of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the premium hatchback is set to launch here on June 6, 2019. The Glanza will mimic its donor model in terms of styling, save for some superficial changes. Not just styling, the two models will also share some features including the Suzuki’s SmartPlay Studio infotainment system, which Toyota will call ‘Smart Playcast’.
Maruti Suzuki’s SmartPlay Studio made its debut on the WagonR followed by the updated version of Baleno. As for Toyota the newer models will now come with these connectivity features. The Playcast System will miss out on navigation, albeit it will come with a provision to use the feature through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In addition, the Smart Playcast system will also get voice commands, Bluetooth, AUX, four-speaker, two-tweeters and USB port. Toyota will also offer free trial of Toyota connect App for a year with the hatchback. Another difference between Glanza and Baleno would be in the warranty offered on the vehicles. The Toyota Glanza will come with a 3-year/100,000km warranty as standard across line-up, opposed to Maruti Suzuki Baleno which comes with 2 year/40,000km warranty.
The Toyota Glanza will be available in just two variants. As for Toyota Ganza specifications, the Toyota Glanza G Smart Hybrid will derive power through a K12N 1.2-litre DualJet petrol unit with Smart Hybrid technology that was recently introduced on Baleno. This would make Glanza the only model in Toyota’s line-up to get a manual transmission with a hybrid model. In addition, Glanza will also get a 1.2-litre K12M engine good for 81 bhp against 113 Nm torque paired to a five-speed manual unit with an optional CVT.