This year, the Toyota Glanza and Urban Cruiser are expected to receive significant updates.
Toyota India announced that the Glanza and the Urban Cruiser have sold a total of one lakh units in India. The Glanza was released in 2019, and the Urban Cruiser will be available in 2020.
- Glanza, Urban Cruiser wholesales cross one lakh units
- Both models are built by Maruti Suzuki for Toyota
- Major updates expected for both models this year
The Glanza was launched in June 2019 as part of a joint venture between Toyota and Maruti Suzuki. The Glanza is a Maruti Suzuki product that is essentially a rebadged Baleno that was built by Maruti Suzuki and supplied to Toyota. The hatchback is also sold in other countries as the Toyota Starlet, such as South Africa. According to Toyota, around 65,000 units of the hatchback have been delivered in India alone. The Glanza will follow the updated Baleno, which is expected to debut in February.
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The Maruti Suzuki Urban Cruiser is the company’s second product for Toyota India. Since its launch in 2020, the Urban Cruiser, which is essentially a rebadged Vitara Brezza, has helped Toyota gain a foothold in the competitive compact SUV market. In the coming months, a heavily updated Brezza is expected to be unveiled, as well as a major redesign of the Urban Cruiser. According to Toyota, around 35,000 units of the compact SUV have been delivered to dealers thus far.
What Else is Coming from The Maruti Suzuki-Toyota Partnership?
Maruti Suzuki supplies the Ertiga to Toyota, which sells it in South Africa as the Rumion, as part of their partnership. Maruti Suzuki also sells the Ciaz to Toyota in South Africa and the Middle East, where it is marketed as the Belta. Both models are expected to be released in India this year.
In addition, both brands will jointly enter the highly competitive midsize SUV segment this year with the introduction of the Hyundai Creta to their competitors. While Maruti Suzuki supplies Toyota with all of the aforementioned products, Toyota will build and supply Maruti Suzuki with the upcoming midsize SUV twins. More information can be found here.