Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder interiors get a stitched leather finish on the dashboard, connected car tech included
Toyota has teased the interiors of the Urban Cruiser Hyryder ahead of its global debut on 1st July and the pictures give us a lot of clue about how the inside is gonna look.
The biggest update is that the upcoming Toyota will feature nearly the same 9-inch free-standing infotainment system as the Glanza.
The Glanza’s display is intuitive and packs in a lot of features like connected car tech using Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 360 degree camera, average fuel economy, range, clock, custom wallpapers, etc.
The Urban Cruiser Hyryder’s HVAC controls also seem like they are a direct lift from the Glanza. The tiny display and buttons look exactly like that of the Glanza’s units. The car’s AC can be switched on and off from mobile using Toyota’s connected tech.
Coming to the overall design of the interiors, the dashboard features a premium-looking stitched leather finish while the hexagonal side AC vents get piano black surrounds. The leather finish is carried forward to the door pads as well.
The inside door handles get chrome finish and they are surrounded by a brushed silver element which also runs on both the sides of the centre console and horizontally at the centre of the dashboard.
On the outside, the SUV nearly lacks a top grille while the ventilation is fully taken care by the massive trapezoidal honeycomb grille at the bottom that also houses the number plate.
Above the bumper, the bonnet lip element is broad with a carbon fibre finish and a chrome line at the centre that also fuses with the DRLs. It holds the Toyota logo. The car will be offered the dual-tone shades.
Like the Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier among others, the headlamps are placed as separate units on the bumper and they are angular in shape though quite small in size. The LED projector units have black and chrome surrounds.
At the bottom of the bumper, there’s a large skid plate which also doubles up as the bumper element. It gets a metallic ash finish. There are black roof rails at the top.
At the sides, the ORVMs get integrated turn indicators and they also sport a dual-tone finish. The door handles are the usual pull-type ones. The front doors house the bold ‘Hybrid’ tags. The y-shaped dual-tone alloy wheels look like they are diamond-cut units.
The upcoming Hyryder will rival Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in the D-segment along with its brother from Maruti Suzuki named Vitara.
The much-hyped SUV will get a 1.5-litre petrol-only engine with a mild and strong hybrid powertrain. While the mild hybrid system will get featured on the base to mid variants, the stronger system will find its way to the top models.
The strong hybrid variants will offer selectable drive modes unlike the recently launched Honda City e:HEV hybrid sedan. 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.