Japanese Carmaker Toyota is all set to add another rebadged car to its India line-up. The first one being the Toyota Glanza which happens to be the rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
And now it’s the rebadged version of Maruti’s badass sedan, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz which has been slightly tweaked and rebadged, the Toyota Belta.
This has been made possible due to an agreement that allows both the carmaker to share certain models. With that said, Toyota has already rebadged the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Brezza in the form of the Toyota Glanza and the Urban Cruiser.
It is also been speculated that the Toyota Belta will replace the recently discontinued Toyota Yaris and will be direct competition to the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna. And with the launch nearing the brand has also stated the export of its rebadged compact sedan.
Will it receive a new engine?
- The Toyota Badged Ciaz will retain the same 1.5L K15B petrol engine boosted with Suzuki’s SHVS mild-hybrid technology.
- This engine makes 104bhp and 138Nm of torque while mated to a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic.
Anything new on the feature end?
- Apart from minor cosmetic updates like the Toyota banding on the front grille, a new set of alloy wheels and some new colour options, everything else is expected to remain the same.