The SUV space under 4 meters will have a new competitor in the week since the Kia Sonet was launched on September 18.
Urban Cruiser is the second product of the Toyota-Maruti partnership.
It will be available in three variants: Medium, High, and Premium.
It is based on the Maruti Vitara Brezza but features a slightly revised front end.
Toyota introduces the Urban Cruiser with the same 1.5-liter petrol engine that powers the donor SUV.
Its price is expected to range from Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 11.65 lakh (Ex-showroom).
The SUV segment under 4 meters recently saw the addition of the Kia Sonet. It’s about to get even bigger with Toyota’s Urban Cruiser scheduled to launch tomorrow. The Urban Cruiser is the second product to come out of the Toyota-Maruti alliance after Baleno-based Glanza and will be available in three variants: Medium, Tall, and Premium.
Toyota did a slight overhaul of the Urban Cruiser’s front fascia compared to the donor SUV. You get horizontal slats on the front grille flanked by vertical chrome strips that give it a Fortuner-like look. Inside, it comes with a slightly modified cockpit where you get a two-tone design compared to the Maruti Vitara Brezza’s all-black theme.
All three Urban Cruiser variants will have the same feature set as the VXi, ZXi, and ZXi + variants of the Maruti SUV that are based on them. Notable features include LED lighting, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
The addition of Urban Cruiser will bring the total number of SUVs from 4 million to seven. Toyota is expected to price the SUV from Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 11.65 lakh (Ex-showroom). You will fight with its donor SUV, the Maruti Vitara brezza, as well as the recently launched Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, and Kia Sonet. Renault-Nissan will also join the party with Kiger and Magnate in the coming months.