Toyota and Maruti Suzuki will become OEM suppliers as a part of their joint venture.
Suzuki and Toyota have joined hands to collaborate and this joint venture will soon see the manufacturing of Toyota and Maruti Suzuki rebadged vehicles. Not only rebadging, but the vehicles will also get the respective styling from the manufacturers. Toyota will be selling rebadged versions of the Vitara Brezza, Baleno, Ciaz and Ertiga by giving their own styling touches. We had rendered the Toyota versions of the Brezza and Baleno earlier, now it’s time for the Ciaz and Ertiga.
The render shown above shows the Toyota rebadged Ciaz. At the front, the vehicle gets the signature style Toyota grille with new headlights. The bumper is also restyled and now it looks more in line with a Toyota. Chrome treatment is given to the grille as well as to the door handles. The windows also get strips of chrome work running along the borders. The alloy wheels also look different from the Ciaz and now they are wearing a Toyota logo in the centre.
The Maruti Ciaz facelift is a 5-seater sedan which currently comes with two engine options. A 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine making 88 BHP and 200 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine delivering 103 BHP and 138 Nm of torque. It gets both manual and automatic gearbox options as well. The updated version of the Ciaz is also expected to launch soon with a new 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Apart from the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is also imagined in the Toyota rebadged avatar. From the front, the grille and the headlights remind of the Toyota Rush. The grille also gets chrome treatment along with the chrome strips under the windows and the door handles. The front bumper gets a new housing design for the fog lamps as well. The Toyota Ertiga also gets roof rails in the rendering. The wheels are again diamond cut alloys which get the signature Toyota logo.
The current Ertiga gets the same engine options as the Ciaz. The Ertiga will also come with the 1.5-litre diesel engine that is developed in-house by Maruti. Expect the engines to remain the same even after these vehicles are introduced in the Toyota line-up. While the 1.5-litre diesel engine won’t get SHVS, the petrol engine gets it.
– Toyota to sell rebadged Ciaz and Ertiga
– Both vehicles will get a restyled design
– Mechanicals are likely to remain the same