Toyota Urban Cruiser SUV launched in India: Based On Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
"The Toyota Urban Cruiser comes out as the second installment under the Toyota-Suzuki alliance in India."
Toyota on Wednesday launched the Urban Cruiser SUV in the Indian market. The company has announced that the deliveries of the new SUV will start from mid-October.
The Urban Cruiser has been launched in three variants - Mid-Grade, High-Grade and Premium-Grade.
The Urban Cruiser SUV comes out as the second installment under the Toyota-Suzuki alliance in India after the Glanza which is a rebadged Maruti Baleno. The Urban Cruiser is a spin-off of the Maruti Vitara Brezza and sports the same exterior design and styling.
Its color palette comprises 6 monotone color options - Blue, Brown, White, Orange, Silver, and Grey, and three dual-tone colors - Blue/Black, Brown/Black, and Orange/White.
The Urban Cruiser gets a new bold and dynamic grille, LED projector headlamp, and LED fog lamps. It rolls on diamond-cut 16-inch alloy wheels which look premium and lend it a sporty appeal. Some of its other highlights include a smart play-cast touchscreen, dual-tone premium interiors, rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control (standard across all variants), cruise control, and an electrochromic rear view mirror.
The Urban Cruiser also gets features such as torque assist, regenerative braking, and an idle start/stop system.
It runs on a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol powertrain with an advanced Li-on battery featuring ISG (integrated starter generator).The motor is capable of producing 104bhp and 138Nm of power figures and is mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp (SMC) signed an agreement in 2018 for supplying hybrid and other vehicles to each other in the Indian market. Toyota had already sourced Baleno premium hatchback from Maruti Suzuki India, which is retailed as Glanza.
The pricing for the entry-level Mid-Grade MT starts at INR 8,40,000 and extends up to INR 11,30,000 for the top-spec Premium-Grade AT variant.