Toyota Urban Cruiser will compete with the likes of Maruti VItara Brezza, Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon. It will become the most affordable SUV from the Japanese carmaker
It is being reported that Toyota Kirloskar Motor will officially launch the Urban Cruiser in August this year. In fact, if the situation allows, the carmaker might launch the new sub-compact SUV by the end of July 2020. While the Toyota Glanza is simply a rebadged Maruti Baleno, we expect the automaker to offer subtle cosmetic changes to make the Urban Cruiser look a bit different from the Vitara Brezza.
The new Toyota Urban Cruiser will be powered by a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine
A few soft parts like front and rear bumpers along with the grille could make the upcoming Toyota SUV look a bit unlike the Brezza. However, the Urban cruiser will use the same sheet-metal and alloy wheels as that of the Brezza. Inside, the new SUV could feature a lighter interior colour to make the cabin feel more premium and upmarket.
Mechanically, the upcoming sub-4 meter SUV will derive power the Brezza’s K15B 1.5-litre VVT gasoline engine, which churns out 104.69 PS of peak power at 4,400 rpm and 138 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The motor will come mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, depending on the option you choose. Just likes the Brezza, a mild-hybrid system will also be offered with the new Toyota SUV. The major difference here will be that while only the AT trim of the Brezza is offered with the smart-hybrid system, both the MT and AT options of the Toyota Urban Cruiser will be offered with this system.
The manual Toyota Urban Cruiser is expected to be more efficient than the Brezza manual, which is rated to offer 17.03 kmpl of mileage. On the other hand, the AT trim of the Maruti SUV offers a fuel efficiency of 18.79 kmpl, which will be the same as what the Toyota SUV will deliver. Once launched, the Toyota Urban Cruiser will compete with the likes of Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue and Ford EcoSport. Toyota will also offer a warranty coverage of 3 years/1,00,000 km with the new compact SUV.