A partnership inked earlier this year between Maruti Suzuki and Toyota will bring Baleno to be cross-badged between 2 companies. In 1st year, around 20,000 to 25,000 Maruti Suzuki Balenos will be shipped off to Toyota Motor Corporation. According to a report by Mint, through this annual exchange, Toyota will sell these Balenos through their own dealership network.
To cross-badge a car essentially means launching the same car under a different brand with some minor alterations that are, more often than not, only superficial. Even with the Baleno, plans indicate that the car will undergo some interior and exterior changes that could include alterations to the head lights, tail lamps and the front grill of the car.