With bookings set to open on 22nd August 2020, expect the Toyota Urban Cruiser to be launched by next month.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has officially confirmed that it will open its order books for the new Urban Cruiser compact SUV on 22nd August. While the booking amount is set at ₹11,000, the booking can be made either online on Toyota's website or at any authorised Toyota dealership across the country.
For the uninitiated, the Urban Cruiser is the second product of the Toyota-Suzuki alliance to get the cross-badge treatment. It's based on the current Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, but unlike the Glanza and Baleno, which were separated by only a handful of visual changes like the different grille design and the Maruti Suzuki/Toyota badges, the Vitara Brezza and Urban Cruiser are likely to get a few more visual changes to set the two apart.
The Urban Cruiser is likely to get a slightly reworked front fascia, which will carry over design cues from larger Toyota models like the Fortuner. Also, the Urban Cruiser is expected to get a revised design for its diamond-cut alloy wheels. Other than these changes though, expect the exterior of both cars to remain more or less the same.
As for the interior, the design/orientation will remain unchanged, but the Urban Cruiser will get a dual-tone dark brown theme, compared to the Brezza's black/grey colour scheme. As the equipment will also remain identical on both cars, expect the Toyota Urban Cruiser's pricing to be very close to that of the Vitara Brezza.
Mechanically too, the Urban Cruiser and Vitara Brezza will be identical. The former will also be powered by the same 1.5-litre K-Series petrol motor that develops 103bhp & 138Nm. Transmission options will be set between a five-speed manual and a four-speed torque converter automatic, with all automatic variants equipped with a Li-ion battery-powered Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) or, in simpler terms, mild-hybrid tech.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser will also get a unique brown exterior colour option, as well as a three-year/1,00,000km standard warranty. In comparison, all Maruti Suzuki models come with a two-year/40,000km standard warranty.