Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) is gearing up to launch the new Toyota Urban Cruiser an Urban Compact SUV in the Indian market. The Japanese brand opened pre-launch bookings on the Toyota Urban Cruiser in India on 22nd August 2020 but revealed only a few details about the compact SUV.
It is no more a secret that the Toyota Urban Cruiser is based on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and features a silhouette similar to the Vitara Brezza but the brand has not just changed the badge but to add differentiation from the Maruti Suzuki counterpart the Urban Cruiser gets its own unique radiator grille and according to a leaked brochure the Urban Cruiser also comes with a unique exterior paint option.
In terms of design, the Urban Cruiser is similar to the Vitara Brezza and features double barrel projector headlamps integrated with LED daytime running lights that double up as side turn indicators, split LED combination tail lamps, a high mounted stop lamp etc. But the leaked brochure document reveals that the Toyota Urban Cruiser features a different front bumper with trapezoidal fog lamp housings and a different front faux skid plate.
On the interiors, the Toyota Urban Cruiser is likely to get a dual-tone black and brown theme, an automatic climate control, smart keyless entry with push-button start/stop button, Smart Playcast touchscreen audio with Android Auto and Apple Carplay with Smartphone-based Navigation and also features an Electrochromic Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM), Rain Sensing Wipers and Cruise Control.
The leaked brochure also reveals that the Urban Cruiser will get 6 Monotone colour options – Silver, Orange, Grey, Blue, White, Brown and 3 Dual-Tone options – Brown with Black roof, Orange with White roof and Blue with Black roof.
While the documents did not reveal the engine specifications of the Toyota Urban Cruiser, the brand had officially revealed that the Urban Cruiser will be powered by a ‘K-Series 1.5 litre four-cylinder Petrol Engine’ with an ISG- Integrated Starter Generator motor coupled to a Lithium-Ion battery that provides torque assist. The SUV also features idle start/stop and regenerative braking to help recharge the lithium-ion battery pack.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser can be reserved by paying a booking amount of INR 11,000 from all Toyota dealership and alternatively from the brand’s contactless sales channel by logging onto the official website.