After the last few weeks of exciting teasers and rigorous promotion, Toyota finally unveiled its midsize SUV offering, the Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder on July 1. Carrying forward the Suzuki-Toyota partnership, the HyRyder will share the platform, engine, and design features with the new Maruti Brezza. Both SUVs are set to rival the Hyundai Creta. The booking amount for the Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder is set at Rs 25,000, with the launch expected to be around August.
Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder: Design and Exteriors
The new Urban Cruiser HyRyder looks menacing at the front with massive LED headlamps seamlessly merging into the Glanza-like crystal acrylic grille. The LED DRLs are separated by a thick chrome bar in between. The chrome strip also makes an appearance at the rear with the Toyota logo studded at the centre, bridging the dual inverted C-shape LED light guides.
Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder: Interiors and Features
Inside the HyRyder, one can spot many similarities to its Maruti counterparts. The dual-tone dashboard comes with a premium leather finish, something we’ve seen in Maruti Baleno and are expected to see in Maruti Brezza. The HyRyder also gets a 9.0-inch infotainment screen and a digital instrument cluster.
Other features include wireless phone charging, panoramic sunroof, front ventilated seats, 360-degree camera, connected car tech, and much more. When it comes to safety, the Urban Cruiser HyRyder is equipped with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, hill descent control, and vehicle stability control.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: Engine
Perhaps the most anticipated aspect of the SUV, the HyRyder will be made available in two powertrain options – Neo Drive and self-charging strong hybrid electric. The Neo Drive comes in four variants, E, S, G, and V. The self-charging strong hybrid electric will come in three variants, S, G, and V.
The Neo Drive comes with Suzuki’s 1.5L K15C petrol engine that can generate a power of 101bhp and 135Nm of torque. The self-charging strong hybrid electric comes with a 1.5L engine with Toyota hybrid System. The petrol engine generates up to 91bhp power with 122Nm of torque, with the electric motor producing up to 79bhp power with 141Nm of torque.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder is available for booking across all Toyota outlets nationwide. It can also be booked online on the official Toyota website. The HyRyder is available in 7 monotone and 4 dual-tone colours. Expected to be priced between Rs 10-16 lakh, the Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder will compete against Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, and Skoda Kushaq.