Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) has finally entered the CNG powertrain segment in the country with the launch of the Glanza E-CNG and Urban Cruiser E-CNG models in the Indian market. The new powertrain option will increase the flexibility of choice for customers and will be available on the S and G trims. The starting price of the Toyota Glanza E-CNG hatchback is Rs 8.43 lakh (ex-showroom) for the S trim. Online bookings are also open for both the hatchback and the SUV model at the token amount of Rs 11,000.
The new Toyota Glanza E-CNG is up to Rs 95,000 more expensive compared to the equivalent petrol-powered version. Glanza is the first model from Toyota and the second premium hatchback in the class to be equipped with the factory-fitted CNG kit.
Have a look at the price comparison between the standard Glanza and its new CNG version.
Toyota Glanza CNG Prices (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Toyota Glanza CNG: Powertrain Details
The premium CNG hatchback, Glanza is powered by the same 1.2-litre, four-cylinder engine, but makes a lower 77 bhp and 98.6 Nm. The system comes mated to only a 5-speed manual, while automatic options might come in later. Above all, Toyota car claims that the new Glanza CNG offers a claimed fuel efficiency of 30.61 km/kg.
Toyota Glanza CNG: Design and Features
Toyota Glanza CNG maintains the same exterior design as the petrol-powered version except for the CNG badging on the tailgate. Additionally, Toyota has also equipped the 55-litre CNG tank in the boot which significantly drops the luggage storage capacity compared to the petrol-powered version. The hatchback continues to provide a dual-tone interior scheme. The high-spec Glanza CNG G trim is equipped with features such as LED projector headlamps, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, 16-inch alloys, connected car tech with OTA updates, a voice assistant, six airbags, and a start/stop button.
Toyota Glanza CNG: Competitors and Price
The new Glanza CNG from Toyota competes with the recently launched Baleno CNG with a starting price of Rs 8.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Toyota Glanza CNG is also going to compete with other premium hatchbacks such as the Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, and Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder CNG: Details
Alongside the GLanza, Toyota also announced the arrival of CNG models to its latest launch, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder. The mid-size SUV will offer a CNG option on the 1.5-litre K-series Neo Drive variants. The new CNG will be the third powertrain option in the new SUVs line-up which includes petrol mild-hybrid and petrol strong-hybrid options currently. Like the Glanza, the only difference between the standard model and the new Hyryder E-CNG will be the addition of a large tank in the boot to hold the fuel.
Currently Toyota has kept the prices of the Hyryder E-CNG underwraps, but we expect it to be Rs 1,00,000 more expensive than the similar petrol powered variant.