If you are not living under a rock, chances are that you might have heard about the upcoming Toyota Belta sedan, which is basically a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The Belta follows the suit of the Toyota Glanza/Maruti Baleno, Toyota Urban Cruiser/Maruti Brezza multi-million strategic deal between Toyota and Maruti Suzuki. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at 8 things that you need to know about the Toyota Belt.
Launching in August 2021
There is no official announcement as of now, but speculations are that the Toyota Belta will be launched sometime in August 2021. This makes sense given the current Pandemic condition because of which many carmakers are postponing their much-awaited launched
Will Replace the Yaris in India
Yes, the Toyota Belta will be replacing the Yaris in India. The Yaris in itself was not much of a seller and did little to nothing for Toyota in India. Partly because of its rivals had a much better hold in the C-Segment sedan category. It looks like a wise move from Toyota to replace the Yaris with the Belta.
Minimal exterior & Interior changes
As expected, the Toyota Belta being a rebadge Ciaz, will boast the same design on the inside as well as outside, very similar to the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, except of course the badge.
Same 1.5L Mild-Hybrid Engine
The Toyota Belta will have the same 1.5L Mild-Hybrid Petrol engine under the bonnet as the Ciaz. The Suzuki 1.5L K15B Petrol Engine produces 1.5PS and 138NM of peak torque mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed Torque Converter Automatic.
Similar price, No base variant
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in India starts at 8.51 Lakhs (for the Sigma 1.5) all the way up to 11.49 Lakhs (for the Alpha 1.5). The Belta will also share the same price bracket. However, it is expected that Toyota is going to skip the base model for the Beta, as it did for the Glanza. (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi)
Possibly a better warranty package
It is very likely that Toyota will be providing a better Warranty Package with the Belta.
The “Belta” name
Did you know? the name “Belta” is a shorter form of words for “Beautiful People”. The Belta sedan is known as the “Yaris” in American and Australian markets and as the “Vios” in certain Asian markets.
Top rivals in the segment
Very similar to the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the Toyota will have the same roster of rivals such as the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and of course the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
So, these were 8 things you need to know about the upcoming Toyota Belta. Follow The GoMechanic Blog on Google News to stay updated with everything automotive.