Toyota Urban Cruiser Icon SUV to Make Global Debut on May 15, Will it Come to India?

In order to diversify its Urban Cruiser lineup globally, Toyota has announced the introduction of yet another SUV, the Urban Cruiser Icon. It will first go on sale in Indonesia before debuting in other regions.

By Reetika Bhatt | on May 12, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Toyota will unveil the brand-new Urban Cruiser Icon SUV for overseas markets in an effort to strengthen its position in the compact SUV industry. On May 15, it is expected to make its debut on a worldwide scale. It is a completely new SUV with no ties to the discontinued Urban Cruiser subcompact SUV as well as the Urban Cruiser Hyryder marketed in India. The Japanese automaker's new Icon SUV is anticipated to be equipped with a wide variety of high-tech features to compete with rivals like the Hyundai Creta. Further, powertrain options might include both petrol and petrol-hybrid models. It should be noted that only a few foreign markets, like South Africa, receive the made-in-India Urban Cruiser Hyryder. There are no ASEAN nations as of now that sell it.

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Toyota Urban Cruiser Icon SUV: What We Know So Far?

Toyota Urban Cruiser Icon SUV, codenamed D03B, will be built on the Daihatsu DNGA framework. Currently, vehicles like the Toyota Avanza and the Toyota Raize are built on this platform. Other variants, some of which are offered in ASEAN areas like Indonesia and use the Daihatsu DNGA platform, are also available. It won't come as a surprise to learn that Urban Cruiser Icon has taken hardware and features from both the Avanza and the Raize. When the SUV is introduced in Indonesia, it could be called the "Yaris Cross." However, that would be a little unexpected considering that Toyota already offers the 'Yaris Cross' SUV in a few overseas countries. Since it is built on the TNGA-B platform, it is not the same.

Coming to the dimensions, it is anticipated that the Toyota Urban Cruiser Icon would be around 4.3 metres long, the same length as the Hyundai Creta. The 4-metre-long Raize SUV will be underneath the Urban Cruiser Icon in the company's lineup. Moreover, the Icon's wheelbase is predicted to be 2,655mm, the same as the Avanza's. Hyundai's Creta, in contrast, has a 2,610mm shorter wheelbase. According to certain industry reports, the Urban Cruiser Icon will be roomier than its direct competition, the Creta.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Icon SUV: Powertrain Details

The Raize and other Toyota vehicles that are supported by the DNGA platform may serve as inspiration for the powertrain options for the Toyota Urban Cruiser Icon SUV. In the Philippines, the Toyota Raize has two different petrol engine options: a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. Toyota's 1.5-litre gasoline engine may also be used in the Urban Cruiser Icon SUV. With this engine, both conventional and hybrid alternatives could be available.

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Toyota Urban Cruiser Icon: Will the SUV Come to India?

Toyota is placing a lot of faith in its alliance with Suzuki for both domestically and internationally marketed cars in the Indian market. The brand-new SUV, which will make its debut in Indonesia, will share a lot of similarities with Toyota and Daihatsu models offered in the ASEAN market, but it won't share any similarities with the Toyota India lineup, therefore it won't be made available here. The growing demand for the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, the Innova Hycross, and the recently reintroduced Innova Crysta in India, on the other hand, has Toyota India already stretched thin. For the uninitiated, the waiting periods for the majority of these models range from about 6 months to a year.


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