Toyota Urban Cruiser will soon be launched in the country to rival its competitors. Toyota might also launch the TRD Sportivo edition of the SUV, and here's how it would look like.
Toyota and Maruti have a signed a JV globally, under which the carmakers will share products with each other. In this umbrella, Toyota first launched the Maruti Baleno as Glanza in the country and would now be following the suite with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, and it will be called Urban Cruiser. Toyota has already released a teaser of the sub-4m compact-SUV on its website and the car is likely to go on sale by festive season this year. While the Indian audience is still wondering, how the Urban Cruiser will look like, our in-house rendering specialist – Shoeb R. Kalania has created a digital rendering of the sportier iteration of the SUV – TRD Sportivo.
Since Toyota has launched the TRD Sportivo avatars of various other products from its line-up, the Urban Cruiser TRD Sportivo is also expected to be on the cards. It can be seen in the pictures that the Urban Cruiser TRD Sportivo get a sportier bumper at the front with numerous creases, chamfers, and fillets. It gets pronounced fog lamp housings and black effect for the radiator grille with ‘TRD’ embossed in red colour. From the sides, one can see that it now gets a set of 6-spoke alloy wheels that for sure look sporty with a grey finish. The side cladding gets body-coloured insert with a red highlight that accentuates the side profile of the Urban Cruiser TRD Sportivo furthermore.
In comparison to the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser will get more features as standard. Most likely, the base trim of the Urban Cruiser will be the mid-variant equivalence of the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Talking of the engines, the Urban Cruiser will get the same 1.5L K-series motor from the car it is based on. The 4-cylinder naturally aspirated setup will put out a peak power output of 103 HP and 138 Nm of max torque.
However, in the Urban Cruiser, it will get the 48V mild-hybrid system as standard fitment across the range to offer improved performance and fuel efficiency as is the case with the Maruti S-Cross petrol. The transmission options on the Urban Cruiser will include a 5-speed MT and a 4-speed AT. Once launched, Toyota Urban Cruiser will rival the likes of Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue, and upcoming compact-SUVs like Kia Sonet and Nissan Magnite.