Toyota launched its second rebagded product in the Indian market – the Urban Cruiser earlier this year. Based on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Urban Cruiser gets a lot more many more cosmetic changes compared to the Baleno-Glanza models. While most of us are aware of the changes offered by the Urban Cruiser compared to the Vitara Brezza, here is a first drive review of the all-new car from Toyota. Here are the details.
The video is made by Fuel Injected channel and shows the Urban Cruiser getting driven around. The video first explains the car from all around and shows what all features are available with the Urban Cruiser. However, this video also tells us about the drive experience of the new Urban Cruiser.
Now talking about the engine and transmission options in the Toyota Urban Cruiser, they remain the same as the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. It gets the same 1.5-litre K-Series naturally-aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 104 Bhp and peak torque of 138 Nm. You can choose between a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission options. Mechanically it remains same as the Vitara Brezza.
The video says that the 1.5-litre engine is extremely responsive and it has a great pick-up too. The review also mentions that the steering weighs up with speed but it does not have proper feedback. The person seems to be enjoying the NVH of the Urban Cruiser.
Before you move to the other parts, you should know that the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Urban Cruiser have exactly identical platform, engine, transmission and everything else. The changes between both vehicles are only cosmetic. Even the cabin of both the vehicles looks exactly the same except for the dark brown theme of the Urban Cruiser, which has been updated from the all-black theme of the Vitara Brezza!
Between the two, Toyota offers a longer official warranty package with the Urban Cruiser compared to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. However, Toyota’s Urban Cruiser is priced a little higher than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
In the future, Maruti Suzuki and Toyota will launch a lot of new rebadged products. Toyota’s next rebadged product from Maruti Suzuki is expected to be the XL6, which will allow Toyota an entry into the affordable MPV segment. In the coming years, Toyota will offer its expertise to Maruti Suzuki when it comes to full-fledged hybrid systems.