Toyota has begun work on an all-new mannequin that'll be a part of its India line-up. This new mannequin will probably be a premium hatchback primarily based on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, and was introduced final 12 months as a part of a joint settlement between Toyota and Suzuki.
This new hatchback has been internally codenamed A11 and, in line with sources, varied element suppliers for the Maruti Suzuki Baleno have already began dispatching components for the A11 hatchback. The brand new hatchback will probably be constructed at Toyota's Bidadi plant in Karnataka, and we will additionally verify that the market launch will happen someday round June 2019.
The Toyota A11 hatchback has not been noticed thus far, nonetheless, sources inform us that it is going to be fairly just like the Maruti Baleno and may get beauty tweaks like a brand new grille, redesigned bumpers and lights to offer it Toyota household look. It is basically a badge-engineering train just like automobiles offered in India just like the Renault Duster-Nissan Terrano and the Nissan Sunny -Renault Scala.
Beneath the hood, the Toyota A11 is anticipated to come back with solely a petroleum engine. The Baleno is presently out there with a 1.2-litre Okay-series petrol and a 1.Zero-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine. Moreover, the Baleno now additionally comes with the new 1.2-litre DualJet petrol with Smart Hybrid. Nonetheless, it stays to be seen which of those engines would energy the Toyota A11. There are talks of the A11 being out there solely on the upper trims, which signifies that Toyota may discontinue increased variants of the Etios Liva in an effort to keep away from overlap.
Aside from the Baleno, the Toyota-Suzuki JV will include models like the Ertiga, Ciaz and the Vitara Brezza to be supplied to Toyota for sale in the Indian market and in Africa. Moreover, the 2 carmakers will be a part of palms to develop a brand new Toyota C-segment MPV that will probably be equipped to Suzuki. Additionally, each corporations have introduced to make a giant push for hybrid electrical automobiles with the native procurement of hybrid techniques, engines and batteries. Toyota will provide its hybrid system to Suzuki too.
Suzuki, Toshiba and Denso have already invested in a battery plant in Gujarat.
The 2 manufacturers have additionally introduced their partnership for Europe the place Toyota will use Suzuki's small petrol engines for its compact fashions, and the Toyota Rav4 EV and the Corolla property will probably be offered by Suzuki within the European market.