Toyota’s Urban Cruiser Compact SUV based on Maruti Brezza: Like it like this?

Maruti Suzuki recently announced that its board has approved to start supply of their sub-4 meter compact SUV – Vitara Brezza – to Japanese car manufacturer Toyota. Just like it did with the Glanza, Toyota will be launching a re-badged version of Brezza in the Indian market and will sell it through its dealership chain. It is likely that Toyota will be calling the rebadged Brezza by the name Urban Cruiser, and we have already seen a couple of speculative renders on what the SUV might look like when it is launched. Here we have another render that shows what the Toyota Urban Cruiser could look like when launched in India later this year.

The render has been created by Kleber Silva who is an artist based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new render is based on the older version of Brezza, which used to come with a diesel engine. The updated BS6 gets a different bumper and the turn indicators are also integrated with the headlamps. Unlike the Glanza, Toyota is expected to make small but significant changes to the Urban Cruiser in terms of exterior design.

The render shows a slightly redesigned front. The render gets a new grille with Toyota badging on it and the headlamps are also all LED. Apart from that, no major changes can be seen at the front. The alloy wheels get Toyota badging instead of that of Suzuki’s. At the rear, the tail lamp has also been slightly tweaked. This is again a speculative render and there is no guarantee that Urban would look exactly like this.

The Urban Cruiser will be based on the facelifted Brezza and it is likely that Toyota might give it a new grille but the chance of replacing the projector headlamps for LED units is very low. The Urban Cruiser will be powered by the same petrol engine that’s offered on the facelifted Brezza. The compact SUV from Toyota will use the 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine generating a maximum power of 103 Bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque.

Just like the Brezza, the Urban Cruiser will get 5 speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearbox options. Toyota is expected to launch the rebadged Brezza or Urban Cruiser in the market later this year. The SUV is likely to be priced close to the Brezza. It’ll take on the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300 in the hotly competitive sub-4 meter SUV segment.