Toyota India has announced that the Toyota Urban Cruiser will be the name of its all-new compact SUV for the Indian industry.
The Urban Cruiser is a challenger for Toyota in India’s ever-growing compact SUV market. Sometime next month the SUV will see a commercial introduction and will be focused on the Maruti Vitara Brezza SUV.
A few months earlier we were the first to announce the name of Toyota Urban Cruiser for the SUV for India. Maruti Suzuki would create the Urban Cruiser for Toyota – a similar deal for the Glanza hatchback, which is focused on the Baleno, that both companies already have.
While there’s barely any distinction between the hatchbacks, though, this new Toyota SUV should have its own more distinctive personality. The Toyota Urban Cruiser’s all-new front appearance would put it more in step with the older, wider Toyota SUVs.
That said, it’s necessary to remember that the Urban Cruiser and the Vitara Brezza SUV both share the same sheet metal, which means the two both look the same apart from bumpers, grilles, and other ‘simple’ plastic pieces.
Within, it is anticipated that the Toyota Urban Cruiser would use lighter-colored upholstery and trim as opposed to the Brezza’s gray and black style, but that’s where the distinctions stop.
The SUV will use the 1.5-liter Brezza petrol engine, which is good for 105hp and 138Nm as predicted. Reports inform us, though, that the Urban Cruiser would deliver the SmartHybrid mild-hybrid technology on all its gearboxes – manual and automatic, enabling Toyota to distinguish somewhat from the Vitara Brezza, which just gets the mild-hybrid software with the four-speed torque converter engine.
Very close to the Vitara Brezza, but we anticipate Toyota to market the SUV in fewer models than their rival Maruti Suzuki, as it does with the Glanza. Toyota will still anticipate getting the upper hand on ownership prices since the Urban Cruiser will be supposed to come with the brand’s 3year/1.00,000 km guarantee since opposed to the Vitara Brezza 2 Year/40,000 km.
The sub-four-meter compact SUV market is India ‘s fastest and most carmakers want to get a pie slice out of it. Toyota’s Urban Cruiser will face heavy rivalry from rivals including the Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Location, Mahindra XUV300, and Ford Ecosport. The Urban Cruiser will also have fresh competitors in the shape of the Kia Sonet, as well as the Renault Kiger, which are scheduled to be launched in the coming months.
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