Toyota finally unveiled their all-new mid-size SUV Urban Cruiser Hyryder for Indian market. The SUV will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier in the segment. It is the first mid-size SUV from Toyota in India. Toyota has not revealed the prices for the Hyryder SUV but they have officially opened bookings for the all-new Hyryder. Customer can make a booking by visiting a nearest dealership or online. Booking amount is Rs 25,000. In this article we would talk about all the things that we now know about the Hyryder SUV.
The exterior design of the Urban Cruiser Hyryder is actually quite different from other SUVs in the segment. It gets some design elements that would remind you of Toyota SUVs that are sold abroad. The first things one would notice at the front, is the grille. It gets a unique crystal acrylic grille at the front with chrome garnish in it. Toyota logo sits right in the centre of the grille. The chrome garnishes on this SUV meet the twin LED DRLs that are placed on either ends.
The bumper of the Hyryder SUV gets a bold and muscular design at the front. The uniquely styled projector LED headlamps are placed on the bumper of the SUV and lower part of the bumper gets trapezoidal grille with honey comb design elements in it. A silver colour skid plate is also seen on the lower part of the bumper which completes the front look.
Coming to the side profile there is a prominent character line that starts from the front and goes all the way to the rear. There are squared wheel arches and the SUV gets a boxy design too. There are thick black claddings around the wheel arches and lower part of the car as well. Toyota Hyryder comes with 17 inch dual-tone alloy wheels that go well with the overall design of the SUV. At the rear, there are split LED tail lamps, roof mounted spoiler, chrome garnish on the tailgate as well. The reverse lamp and turn indicators are placed on the bumper and there is a rear bumper skid plate as well.
Toyota Hyryder offers a cabin that looks premium. The manufacturer has used brown and black dual-tone theme for the cabin which adds to the upmarket feel. There are soft touch material on the dashboard and the door pads. First thing that one would notice in the cabin is the touchscreen infotainment sytem. This is the same unit that we have already seen in Maruti Baleno and recently launched Maruti Brezza. Why is that so? Well, Toyota and Maruti have jointly developed this SUV. Maruti’s version of Hyryder will also be unveiled soon. Both SUVs share some features and that is why Toyota Hyryder has a touchscreen from Maruti.
The Hyryder also gets climate control switches borrowed from latest Maruti cars. There are other features like Head-Up Display, multi-function steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustments, leather seat covers, ventilated seats for the front, cruise control, wireless phone charging, ambient lights, 360 degree camera and so on. For the first time, Toyota is offering a panoramic sunroof in their model in India. The Hyryder comes with fully digital instrument cluster and it also comes with connected car features.
Engine & transmission
Toyota is offering Urban Cruise Hyryder with two petrol engine options. There is a strong hybrid version and a mild hybrid engine. This is Toyota’s first ever model in India to get a strong hybrid system. The strong hybrid version of Hyrider uses a 1.5 litre TNGA Atkinson Cycle engine (92 Ps & 122 Nm). This engine is paired with an electric motor (79 Ps & 141 Nm ). The engine along with the electric motor generates combined power of 115 Ps. Toyota Hyryder has a claimed 25 km range in just electric-only mode. This engine is paired with Toyota’s e-drive transmission. Hyryder will also get drive modes with AWD variant.
The next engine offered with Hyryder is the Neo drive engine which is basically the 1.5 litre K15C engine from Maruti Suzuki. This engine comes with a smart hybrid system. The engine generates 103 Ps and 137 Nm of torque. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission options.
Variants & Safety features
Toyota is offering Hyryder in E,S, G and V variants. Most of the features that are mentioned above will be offered with the higher variants only. In terms of safety, Toyota is offering Urban Cruiser Hyryder with features like TPMS, Six airbags, Hill-Hold Assist, Hill Descent Control, All-wheel disc brakes and so on.