Toyota and Suzuki have already introduced areas of partnership and its plans embody sharing sure fashions throughout the globe. In India, the primary shared mannequin might be Toyota’s model of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The Toyota hatchback (codename: A11) will go on sale in India on June 6, 2019.
As reported, the Toyota will primarily be a badge-engineered model of the Baleno with pricey beauty modifications saved to a minimal. It’s anticipated that many tender components such because the grille and bumpers might be totally different however the two vehicles will primarily be the identical. Nevertheless, sources inform us that the Toyota A11 will come solely with a single petrol engine possibility and won’t be supplied in diesel type just like the Maruti Baleno is. Moreover, folks within the know additionally inform us that Toyota will launch the automobile in solely in larger trim ranges, most definitely an equal to the higher-spec Baleno Zeta and Alpha variants. This is able to, in flip, lead to a relatively larger beginning value for the Toyota A11 in our market.
The next value for primarily the identical automobile may not assist the A11’s case vis-à-vis the Baleno. Nevertheless, so as to add some distinction to its hatchback, Toyota is anticipated to supply an extended guarantee. The A11 is prone to include an ordinary Three-year/100,000km guarantee, much like what’s supplied on different Toyota fashions in India. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno, for reference, comes with an ordinary 2-year/40,000km guarantee. The Toyota’s guarantee will equal Hyundai’s guarantee on the i20, although it’s the Honda Jazz that goes one up on the others with a Three-year/limitless kilometer guarantee.
Toyota can be prone to supply prolonged guarantee plans with the A11 premium hatchback, together with Toyota’s five-year True guarantee package deal that may be opted throughout the interval of ordinary manufacturing guarantee, and the seven-year Toyota Timeless Guarantee package deal, which will be bought after the usual guarantee is over.
The Baleno is among the first shared fashions between Toyota and Suzuki. This JV can even see re-badged Maruti Suzuki models like the Ertiga, Ciaz and the Vitara Brezza retail via Toyota dealerships in India, and some different worldwide markets.