Toyota will soon launch the all-new Urban Cross that will become the most affordable SUV from the brand in India. The all-new Urban Cross is based on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza facelift, which was launched earlier this year. Toyota’s performance racing department, which is known as Toyota Racing Department or TRD also works on the brand’s mass-segment cars to launch more aggressive and in some cases, more powerful variants. Since the Urban Cruiser will launch soon in the market, here is a speculative rendering of the Urban Cruiser TRD.
The rendering image is based on the teaser image released by Toyota. Since the manufacturer is yet to officially reveal the vehicle. This rendering image shows what the all-new Urban Cruiser in TRD form may look like if that ever becomes a reality. The rendering image has been made by Shoeb R. Kalania for IAB.
The Urban Cruiser will have a lot of similarities with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Toyota will add a new grille and new bumpers to make it look different from the Brezza but overall, the structure of both the vehicles are the same.
The TRD variant of the Urban Cruiser will get a few blacked-out parts that will make it look more aggressive on the roads. The rendering image also shows black alloy wheels and dual-tone colour of the upcoming SUV. It also gets the TRD stickers on the side.
The all-new Urban Cruiser will become the most affordable SUV from Toyota in India when launched. This will be the brand’s second rebadged product in the Indian market after launching the Maruti Suzuki Baleno as the Glanza. The Urban Cross will get the same 1.5-litre SHVS engine that is available with the S-Cross. However, it is unknown if Toyota will offer SHVS with the manual transmission option. Maruti Suzuki currently offers the 1.5-litre engine with mild-hybrid SHVS system with the automatic variants only. The manual transmission version does not get any SHVS hybrid system.
Toyota is also likely to keep the cabin similar to the Vitara Brezza apart from a few changes. Overall, the all-new Urban Cruiser will have more chances than Glanza-Baleno. Toyota also offers a longer warranty period than Maruti Suzuki, which can be another reason for preferring the Urban Cruiser over the Vitara Brezza. The price for the Urban Cruiser will be slightly higher than the Vitara Brezza, as we have already seen in the Balen0-Glanza case.