New Delhi: Toyota has started working on a CNG version of its base model – the Glanza. Taking on the likes of Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the premium hatchback will be the only car in its segment to get a factory-fitted CNG option.
Toyota Glanza CNG: Powertrain, variants and equipment
The Glanza CNG will continue to be powered by the 1.2-litre engine, but power will drop from around 90bhp to around 77bhp for the CNG. Toyota promises a fuel consumption of 25 kpl for the CNG model. As with most CNG models, the Glanza CNG will only be available with a manual transmission, not an AMT.
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Of the four trims available for the Glanz, Toyota will offer CNG in the G, S and V trim levels, omitting the base E trim. In the top-spec V trim, the Toyota hatchback gets equipment such as a head-up display, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, connected car technology and six airbags.
As with most CNG models, the Glanza CNG will be more expensive than its petrol-only counterpart. We expect Toyota to charge around Rs 75,000 extra for the CNG version.
Toyota Glanza CNG: rivals
Currently, no premium hatchback comes with a CNG option. However, the CNG kit will be supplied to Toyota by Maruti Suzuki, and thus the twin Glanza – Baleno is likely to come with the CNG option as well. Earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki said it was going to offer CNG in its Nexa range and the Baleno is likely to be one of the first Nexa cars to get it.
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