Toyota Kirloskar is going to launch the new Urban Cruiser HyRyder in the mid-size SUV segment and it will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun in the market. At the same time, Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming Vitara SUV is also going to compete with this car.
Interestingly, the Urban Cruiser HyRyder will share its platform, design elements, features and engine with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara. For information, let us tell you that both these models have been developed by Suzuki and Toyota under their joint venture.
Got sporty design
It gets large full LED headlamps and crystal acrylic grille with piano black finish and the front fascia is quite aggressive with corner-to-corner chrome separators. The grille has been given a black finish and merged with double layers of LED DRLs.
The front bumper has a long air dam, which is surrounded by LED headlights. The ‘hybrid’ badge just below the wing mirrors signifies its powertrain options. The Toyota Hyryder SUV gets 17-inch alloy wheels, black colored A-pillars and a floating roof.
Coming to the rear, there are C-shaped taillamps that extend to the upright tailgate along with dual C-shaped LED parking lamps. There is a clear chrome stripe at the centre, merging the Toyota logo with the taillamps.
Luxurious interiors and attractive features
In terms of interiors, the dashboard of the new Urban Cruiser HyRyder SUV looks similar to the Maruti Baleno and the all-new 2022 Maruti Brezza. It has a soft-touch leather finish with subtle use of chrome. The 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and steering wheel have also been borrowed from the Maruti Baleno.
Talking about the features, this SUV gets dual-tone seats, connected car tech, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, front ventilated seats, wireless charger, 360-degree camera and a multi-info display. This display gives details like fuel consumption and rear timing status of the robust hybrid system.
Apart from this, the higher trims of this car will get great features like heads-up-display (HUD), leather seats, sunroof, cruise control, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, hill descent control and vehicle stability control.
Will get hybrid engine
The new Urban Cruiser HyRyder will be powered by Maruti’s 1.5-litre K15C petrol engine with mild hybrid (for the lower variants) and strong hybrid system (for the higher variants). Its mild version will churn out 103 Bhp of power and 137 Nm of torque, while the stronger hybrid setup will make 116 Bhp of power.
With this both manual and automatic gearbox options will be available. It is being claimed that this SUV offers the best fuel efficiency in the segment. The Toyota Hyryder is set to be the first car in its category to come with an AWD (all-wheel-drive) system.