The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUV has been introduced in India. Once launched, the car will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
Toyota has dropped unveiled the new Urban Cruiser Hyryder in India. Production for the new model will begin in August at Toyota’s facility in Bidadi, Karnataka. The car has been developed jointly with Maruti Suzuki and will enter the hotly contested B-SUV segment. Bookings for the car have opened at Rs 25,000, and the car will go on sale next month.
The Urban Cruiser Hyryder has a fresh design, with a few elements that are similar to those on the newer Toyota SUVs sold in foreign markets. The Urban Cruiser Hyryder comes with double-layer DRLs, which merge into a newly-designed grille. The car also gets new sporty bumpers with a tall air dam, flanked by a pair of large full-LED headlamps.
At the rear, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder gets slim C-shaped taillights. There is also a chrome strip that runs across the centre and merges into the taillamps, housing the Toyota logo.
Inside, the dashboard of the car looks quite similar to new Maruti Suzuki models like the Baleno and new Brezza. It gets a dual-tone interior with padded leather on the dash, along with some chrome and soft-touch materials on the door pads. It will share a few of its elements, like AC controls, AC vents, and the 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Maruti Suzuki.
The Hyryder is the first car in its segment to get strong hybrid powertrain options. Under the hood, there is Toyota’s e-drive fourth-generation hybrid tech, found in international products like the Yaris hatchback and Yaris Cross SUV. It has a 1.5-litre TNGA Atkinson Cycle engine, which produces 90bhp and 122Nm of torque. This engine is paired to an electric motor that makes 77bhp and 141Nm of torque.
The hybrid system on the Hyryder uses a 177.6 V Lithium-ion battery, which offers an electric-only range of up to 25km.
Notable features in the new Hyryder come in the form of a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, a wireless charger, a fully digital instrument cluster, a heads-up display, connected car tech, and voice assist with Google and Siri compatibility. In terms of safety, the car gets 6 airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system, ESP, hill-hold assist, 3-point seatbelts for all rear passengers, all-wheel disc brakes, and hill descent control.