Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder hybrid SUV unveiled, reservations open

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The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder has been unveiled to take on Hyundai Cretas, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq. Although the price of the Hyryder has not been revealed, reservations are now open and its launch is expected to take place in August 2022.

The Hyryder sports a split headlight and taillight configuration. It gets LED lighting up front and an LED taillight signature. Toyota will offer the next SUV with 17-inch alloy wheels and two-tone color options. In terms of size, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is 4,365mm long, 1,795mm wide and 1,635mm high. It has a wheelbase of 2600mm.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder gets 17-inch alloys in the top two trims. It sits on a 2,600mm long wheelbase.

Inside the cabin, the Toyota Hyryder SUV comes with features like a digital dashboard, 9-inch infotainment screen, automatic climate control, wireless charging, ventilated front seats, a head-up display, a rear air conditioning vent, a reclining rear seat, automatic IRVM dimming and much more. The feature list also includes Toyota i-Connet connected car features, including location-based information, remote engine start and AC control. There’s also a 360-degree camera view and a panoramic sunroof. There are, however, no electrically adjustable seats.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder gets a black and brown treatment for the cabin.

The biggest talking point is undoubtedly the powerful hybrid powertrain that the Toyota Urban Cruiser will be offered with. An electric motor combines a 1.5-liter gasoline engine to deliver a combined power of 116 hp. The engine has a power and torque of 92 hp and 122 Nm respectively, while the engine has an output of 80 hp and 141 Nm. The power is transmitted to the front wheels via an automatic gearbox. The other option is a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre K-series petrol engine borrowed from Maruti Suzuki with mild-hybrid technology. It produces 102hp and 135Nm mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. This variant will be the one that will also have the option of an all-wheel-drive (AWD) configuration. The Hyryder hybrid variant is front-wheel-drive only. Exact fuel efficiency figures were not shared.

Turn signals, reversing lights and reflectors are positioned lower on the bumper.

Speaking about the segment and the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Tadashi Asazuma Executive Vice President, Sales and Customer Service, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “At Toyota, we always bring models based on our studies of consumer preferences and trends. Of the industry. The Urban Cruiser Hyryder, the segment’s first powerful self-charging hybrid electric vehicle, aims to deliver exemplary performance, best-in-class fuel efficiency, quick acceleration and a smooth ride. Over the years, Toyota’s share has grown significantly in the SUV segments. The dominance of our premium offerings like the segment-leading Toyota Fortuner, Legender, and strong acceptance of the Urban Cruiser are due to their bold, sophisticated styling supported by design inspired by Toyota’s global SUV lineage . We are confident that the Urban Cruiser Hyryder will create substantial excitement and further re-establish our presence in the coveted B-SUV segment in India with its several segment best features like AWD (All Wheel Drive), Panoramic Sunroof, the 17” alloy, wireless charger, head-up display (HUD) and 360-degree camera and DCM (data communication module) connected, making it the ideal choice for all car enthusiasts.

Reservations for the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder are now open and can be made with a deposit of Rs 25,000. Expect Toyota to announce its prices in August 2022. The hybrid Hyryder variant will likely cost around Rs 20 lakh, while the mild hybrid variants will obviously be cheaper.

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