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Toyota Urban Cruiser Officially Teased; Set To Be Launched Soon

Modified On Sep 23, 2020 01:07 PM By Rohit for Toyota Urban cruiser

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Though based on the Maruti Vitara Brezza, it will likely get an updated front end for differentiation

Update (23/09/2020): Toyota has launched the Urban Cruiser with prices beginning from Rs 8.40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Read more about it here.

  • Teaser image hints at a Fortuner-like two-slat front grille. 

  • Toyota has confirmed that it will be launched around the festive period.

  • Expected to get a revised front fascia, new alloy wheels and updated headlamps.

  • Toyota will offer the SUV with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine that powers the Maruti Vitara Brezza.

  • Expected to be priced between Rs 8.5 lakh and Rs 11.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

Toyota has released the first teaser image of its upcoming sub-4m SUV thereby confirming that it will be called the Urban Cruiser. It will be launched around the festive period with official bookings likely to begin in the second half of August.

As per the teaser image, it seems like the smallest Toyota SUV and will feature a two-slat grille as seen on the Fortuner. The Maruti Vitara Brezza-based SUV is expected to get a redesigned front fascia with updated headlamps, redesigned alloy wheels, and different colour options to set it apart from the donor vehicle.

Pictured: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza's 1.5-litre petrol engine

Under the hood, the Urban Cruiser will be powered by the Vitara Brezza’s 1.5-litre petrol engine that makes 105PS and 138Nm. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual as well as a 4-speed AT gearbox. As seen on the donor SUV, Toyota could offer its sub-4m SUV with Suzuki’s mild-hybrid tech for improved fuel efficiency.

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Toyota is expected to offer the Urban Cruiser with the same features seen on the Vitara Brezza. This includes auto AC, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), rain-sensing wipers and cruise control. However, it is unlikely to get connected car tech. Toyota could offer the Urban Cruiser with new upholstery and a dual-tone interior for further distinction.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Bookings Likely To Begin In Second-Half Of August

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The Urban Cruiser is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 11.5 lakh (ex-showroom) with well-equipped variants. Its key competitors will be the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Venue. It will also take on the upcoming Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.

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