Top 5 Things About Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Debuting Tomorrow

It has been developed on a Suzuki platform but will be manufactured at Toyota’s Bidadi plant in Karnataka


Update (01/07/22): The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder has broken cover in India.

Toyota is all set to unveil its proper crack at the intensely competitive compact SUV segment, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Developed on a Suzuki architecture, the compact SUV is set to come with plenty of firsts for India and it’ll also have a non-identical twin from Maruti Suzuki. Here’s a five-point guide on what Toyota’s newest entry in India will boast:


Muscular Presence


Judging by the teasers and earlier leaks so far, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder boasts a bit of muscle starting with that beefy bonnet. There’s also a bit of Glanza inspiration thanks to split LED DRLs connected via a chrome strip, and a massive air dam. Other notable bits we’ve noticed so far are wrap-around tail lamps with C-shaped LED light guides being connected via a chrome strip and a hybrid badge on the front doors. 


Premium Cabin Feel


It looks like we’re set for a premium cabin look from the sole teaser video of the cabin, courtesy of a soft-touch leather section on the dashboard, chrome accents on the door trims, as well as a dual-tone black and chocolate brown layout. The centre console seems simple, yet functional with buttons all over, and no rotary knobs or touch-sensitive bits.


Features Galore


The Urban Cruiser Hyryder is slated to come with a slew of features including a 9-inch Suzuki touchscreen infotainment system, a 360-degree camera, automatic climate control and connected car tech. Also, expect a wireless phone charger, head-up display and a sunroof.


A Lot Of Firsts


As the header suggests, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder will come with a lot of firsts starting with a segment-first 1.5-litre 116PS strong hybrid petrol engine. There’ll also be a 1.5-litre 103PS mild-hybrid petrol motor option. A 6-speed manual and an automatic gearbox options are for the mild-hybrid engine, while the strong hybrid will get an e-CVT gearbox. Another first in the segment will come in the form of all-wheel drive (AWD) for the mild-hybrid variants while the strong hybrid will be a front-wheel drive model.

It’s Arrival And Rivals


Series production of the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder will commence in August at Toyota’s Bidadi plant in Karnataka, which suggests a launch sometime in early September. Select dealerships have also commenced unofficial bookings across the country. Prices should start from Rs 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom) and the compact SUV should take on the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and the MG Astor.


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