One of the biggest announcements in the automotive universe in 2018 was Suzuki and Toyota tying up to share certain models in India. It was a bit of a surprise, but not entirely unexpected following their alliance in 2017 for the development of electric vehicle technology. The tie-up aims to create a win-win situation for both companies – Suzuki receives technology, while Toyota receives popular mass-market products that its India line-up sorely lacks. Now, Toyota has confirmed that the first of the shared products – the Maruti Suzuki Baleno – will go on sale at its dealerships in the second half of 2019.
Toyota-badged Baleno confirmed for launch in 2019