Maruti Suzuki & Toyota SUV Trail Production
The SUV is built on Toyota’s low-cost DNGA platform

Toyota Hyryder unveil is set to take place on 1st July, the hybrid SUV is likely to disrupt the D-segment

The unveil of the first mainstream hybrid car from Toyota, Hyryder (D22), will take place on 1st July. It will rival Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in the D-segment along with its brother from Maruti Suzuki codenamed YFG.

The much-hyped SUV, which is on test heavily camouflaged for quite a long time, will get a 1.5-litre petrol only engine with a mild and strong hybrid powertrain.

While the mild hybrid variants will get featured on the base variants, the stronger system will find its way on the top models.

The strong hybrid variants will also offer selectable drive modes unlike the recently launched Honda City e:HEV hybrid sedean. There would be 3 drive modes – pure petrol, hybrid drive, and pure EV.

In the pure EV mode, the car expected to run for about 80-100 km which is pretty decent for a hybrid. In addition, the overall fuel efficiency is expected to be upwards of 23 km/litre.

This project is a joint effort of Maruti Suzuki and Toyota wherein the partners will make 2 premium SUVs 1 for each with segment-best features and strong-hybrid powerplant to take the fight against Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

Both cars will be manufactured by Toyota with majority of the component suppliers from Maruti Suzuki’s stable. The unofficial production-ready sketch of the ‘Hyryder’ pictured above got leaked online a just few days back.

At the front, there’s a typical Toyota design language with a large grille taking the shape of a trapezoid but with curved edges. A slit on the bumper can be seen at the top.

Toyota D22 Spotted Spotted
The SUV is on extensive tests now

The LED drls look razor sharp and gel well with the bonnet chrome strip that runs at the center. The spoke alloy wheels provide a pleasant look at the side.

The Hyryder will very well be a proper SUV measuring more than 4.3 metres in length providing ample space on the inside like the Creta. It will also sport bulbous dimensions for good road presence.

With the commencement of trial production of both the cars, their launch might happen in July end with deliveries going full-swing by Diwali.

The SUVs are built on Toyota’s low-cost DNGA platform that does duty on many Toyota and Daihatsu cars abroad. The SUVs will be completely localised for keeping costs in check.

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