For some time, Toyota has been teasing its gonna be launch car, Toyota Urban Cruiser. The Japanese car manufacturer could launch its latest SUV to take on the likes of the Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, and many others that will come in this price segment. Toyota says that Urban Cruiser is primarily targeted towards a younger demographic. “Toyota Urban Cruiser offers an early entry into the Toyota SUV family and comes with Toyota’s global standards of sales & after-sales services,” a press statement on the theme of the car’s launch campaign informed.
In March 2018, Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp (SMC) had shaken hands for exchanging hybrid and other vehicles in the Indian market. The first of this unique collaboration is Toyota Glanza, which is based on the Baleno. Around 25,000 units of Glanza were sold in the last one year. While the Urban Cruiser is based on Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Specifications And Features
Toyota Urban Cruiser is expected to get the same BS6-compliant, 1.5-litre, petrol engine that powers Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The motor generates a maximum power of 104 PS and peak torque of 138 Nm. The transmission options include 5-speed MT and 4-speed AT. At present, only the automatic trims in the Vitara Brezza come with a smart hybrid system. In Urban Cruiser’s case, we might see a smart hybrid system with both manual and automatic variants.
On the exterior, the Urban Cruiser will not be drastically different from the Vitara Brezza. However, a renewed front fascia is expected in the Urban Cruiser with a new grille, projector headlamps, fog lamps, and bumper. You might see a tweak or two at the rear as well. From the teaser released by Toyota Kirloskar Motor, it seems the Urban Cruiser has the same set of 16-inch alloy wheels that we see in the Vitara Brezza. At the interior, we are expecting features like automatic climate control, multifunction steering wheel with audio and voice controls, and touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatibility.
Overall, the Urban Cruiser manages to differentiate itself from its Maruti twin quite nicely, and the resemblance to the Fortuner looks subtle. As for the interior, we expect absolutely no changes to the design or the feel of the cabin, except for the new Toyota badge on the steering wheel.