Toyota Kirloskar Urban Cruiser SUV has been launched with prices starting at Rs 8.4 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This is the additional artefact it has adopted from Suzuki to advertise beneath its own brand.
The Urban Cruiser is based on Maruti Suzuki Brezza and follows the Glanza, a Baleno facelift that Maruti Suzuki started carrying to Toyota in April 2019. The Toyota Urban Cruiser has been priced essentially college than the abject alternative of the Brezza which is awash at Rs 7.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The barrage of the Urban Cruiser comes beneath than a anniversary afterwards Kia Sonet debuted in the aforementioned SUV articulation priced at Rs 6.7 lakh authoritative it the best affordable in its category.
While Kia Sonet comes with a best of three engines including a agent agent the Toyota Urban Cruiser has aloof one petrol agent which is additionally adopted from Maruti Suzuki. There are three variants on action anniversary with a chiral and automated version. The Urban Cruiser will be available in showrooms in mid-October.
The bunched SUV from Toyota comes powered by a 1.5-litre petrol agent breeding a aiguille ability of 77kW. The aforementioned agent admiral the Maruti Brezza. As per Toyota officials, the advanced architecture of the Urban Cruiser has been adapted to accomplish it attending altered than the Brezza.
“The advanced grille and bonanza accept a differentiated attending and on the curve of the Toyota Fortuner. Exterior and autogenous colours are additionally different”, Tadashi Asazuma, carnality president, sales and marketing, Toyota Kirloskar.
The sub-4 beat bunched SUV articulation has volumes of 30,000-40,000 units a ages with as abounding as six models. Hyundai’s Venue is the bazaar baton in the articulation followed by Maruti Suzuki Brezza.
Toyota Urban Cruiser will be accessible in three variants with chiral and automated manual advantage on anniversary variant. Automated variants get a lithium-ion array pack. This is done to enhance fuel-efficiency through a balmy amalgam system.
Playcast touchscreen audio with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, smartphone-based navigation, rain-sensing wipers, cruise ascendancy and electrochromic central rearview mirror are some of the appearance on the Urban Cruiser.
While Toyota is cyberbanking on the Urban Cruiser to bank up volumes the action of administration of models has not absolutely formed for the company. Since its barrage in April 2019, the Glanza has apparent boilerplate account sales of beneath than 1,800 units a month.
Toyota awash beneath than 30,000 units of the Glanza in about 18 months till the end of August. Maruti Suzuki clocked about 15,000 units a ages of the Baleno in the pre-COVID period.