Japanese automotive giant, Toyota has filed a trademark for its ‘Urban Cruiser Hyryder’ nametag in India. Since the Toyota Urban Cruiser is a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Hyryder variant could be the crossover’s new variant. The new variant is likely to make its debut in 2022. Meanwhile, a cosmetic refresh on the interior and exterior of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is also expected.
Based on leaked spy images, the upcoming Vitara Brezza sports a redesigned front fascia with a slim front grille and revised headlamps. Reports also suggest that the 2022 Vitara Brezza will feature a larger touchscreen infotainment system, connected car tech, and six airbags. The same could be applied to the Urban Cruiser Hyryder when the car launches under the Toyota badge.
2021 Toyota Urban Cruiser – Design & Price Highlights
Toyota Kirloskar Motors offers customers the current-gen Urban Cruiser in three variants- Mid, High, and Premium. The base ‘Mid’ variant costs INR 8.72 lakh (ex-showroom), and the top-spec ‘Premium’ costs INR 11.40 lakh (ex-showroom). At the front, the Urban Cruiser features a distinct chrome grille and LED projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs.
Differentiating itself from the Vitara Brezza, the Urban Cruiser sports a faux skid plate underneath the bumper with LED fog lamps. Additionally, the sub-compact SUV sports LED tail lights, gun-metal grey roof rails, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Toyota offers the Urban Cruiser with six monotone standard colours and three dual-tone colour options. These include Sunny White, Suave Silver, Groovy Orange, Iconic Grey, Spunky Blue, and Rustic Brown.
2021 Toyota Urban Cruiser – Technical Specs Highlights
Powering the Urban Cruiser is the same BS6 compliant, ‘K-Series’, 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine borrowed from the Vitara Brezza. Paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission, the engine produces 105 PS and 138 Nm. The engine on the Urban Cruiser also sports an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) motor that’s paired to a lithium-ion battery. This allows the Urban Cruiser to provide a torque-assist function along with a Brake Energy Regeneration Function.
2021 Toyota Urban Cruiser – Features Highlights
Toyota offers the Urban Cruiser with a whole host of features which include dark brown upholstery and dual-tone brown interiors. The compact-SUV sports a 7-inch Smart Playcast touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and steering-mounted controls. Additionally, Toyota offers cruise control, Push Button Engine Start/Stop, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and a reverse parking camera. Other safety features include dual airbags, hill hold assist, anti-pinch driver’s window, and ABS with EBD.