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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Showcased: Toyota’s Hybrid For The Masses?

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder was recently showcased to the Indian consumers. The new mid-size SUV has been jointly developed with Maruti Suzuki, a version of which is due to be launched later this year. The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder will go on sale next month but is now available for booking through Toyota’s website and dealerships.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder gets two engine options. The Hybrid models get a 1.5-litre TNGA Atkinson cycle petrol engine. It produces 92hp and 122Nm of torque, while the paired battery and motor produce additional 79hp and 141Nm of torque. Combined, it produces 115hp. The Hyryder Hybrid packs a 177.6V li-ion battery with a range of 25kms in pure EV mode. These models will get an eCVT automatic gearbox.

The Japanese manufacturer is also offering a Neo Drive model line that also gets a 1.5-litre K-series petrol engine with a mild-hybrid system from Maruti Suzuki. Along with an Integrated Starter Generator, it develops 103hp and 137Nm of torque. Buyers of Neo Drive models will get to choose from either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Design-wise, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder gets Toyota’s design language on SUVs sold abroad. It gets double-layer LED DRLs that merge into the front grille — finished in what Toyota calls Crystal Acryalic. A chrome strip runs across the grille, dividing the DRLs. The headlamps are further down, placed in the bumper. The Maruti Suzuki version is expected to have similar styling. At the back, the mid-size SUV features thin LED taillamps, a thick chrome grille, and a faux skid plate. In profile, it gets a Hybrid badging on the respective models and 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.

Inside, it gets dual-tone interiors and the dashboard has a similar design to new Maruti Suzuki and Toyota vehicles like the Brezza, Baleno, and Glanza. It gets a brown and black theme with the dashboard sporting soft-touch material and some chrome accents. Other elements from the Maruti Suzuki parts bin include AC vents, AC controls, and the 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Higher end models will get a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degrees camera, wireless charging, head-up display, and connected car technology.

The prices for the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder will be announced in the near future. However it is confirmed that it will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and its Maruti Suzuki cousin.


[Featured Image Credit: Toyota]