The upcoming Toyota Belta mid-size sedan has formally been unveiled for the Middle-Eastern markets earlier than its India launch. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz primarily based sedan made by Maruti Suzuki for Toyota beneath the worldwide partnership of the 2 manufacturers will exchange the Yaris sedan which was lately discontinued in India. Ahead of Belta launch in India, which is scheduled in 2022, Toyota has already launched Baleno primarily based Glanza and Vitara Brezza primarily based Urban Cruiser for the home prospects.
Toyota, beneath the Suzuki-Toyota partnership has changed the mass merchandise with Suzuki made merchandise in an act of consolidation and solely sells Innova and Fortuner as Toyota-made merchandise. Rest all are Suzuki made merchandise being assembled at Suzuki’s Gujarat primarily based plant.
As seen from the pictures, the Toyota Belta is predicated on the Ciaz with solely the badging being modified, very like Baleno-Glanza duo the place no bodily look adjustments have been made. The Urabn Cruiser, which was the primary product, had vital adjustments on the entrance as in comparison with the Vitara Brezza. The Belta will get the identical dimensions, total profile just like the Ciaz. However, speculations are new color choices might be offered in Belta as in opposition to Ciaz.
Inside the cabin too, the beta will get an analogous format because the case with the same set of options together with 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel, auto local weather management system, analogue dials with colored MID amongst others. Reports recommend that Toyota will rejig the variant lineup to promote Belta as a extra premium providing than Ciaz like within the case of Glanza.
Under the hood, the Belta will get the identical 1.5-litre Ok-series petrol engine because the Ciaz that generates a most energy of 105 PS and a peak torque of 138 Nm. While Toyota may ditch the guide transmission altogether within the Middle-Eastern international locations to supply solely a four-speed computerized with the Belta, the Japanese carmaker will provide a five-speed guide transmission as properly in India.
Toyota will export the Belta to different international locations from India and is predicted to launch in early 2022 as Toyota would not have a mid-size sedan anymore. The anticipated price ticket might be between Rs 10-15 lakh.