Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder sports chunky panels on the side, window line trim gets chrome finish
In its latest teaser, Toyota India has slightly revealed the side view of the upcoming Urban Cruiser Hyryder that will make its global debut on 1st July. In addition, the Japanese manufacturer has also teased some other bits of the upcoming SUV.
On the outside, the sides have large chunky panels and the overall silhouette looks like Toyota’s SUVs abroad. The window line trim gets a chrome finish and the B pillars are blacked out for a cohesive design.
The ORVMs get integrated turn indicators and they 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. At the bottom, a large matte black cladding runs throughout the perimeter of the SUV, even through the wheel arches.
At the front, the Hyryder 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 in 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 rear, the SUV features a hunchback design like the all-new Celerio. It gets a large chrome tail gate strip that also holds the Toyota logo. There’s a trapezoidal recess below the tail gate strip with a body colour surround for housing the rear number plate.
The tailgate strip ends in the double C-shaped LED tail lights that offer a sporty look at the rear. On both the sides of the number plate, there seems to be something like a recess which could sport the reflectors and reversing light.
The rear bumper features bold creases with a silver lining at the centre. The overall detailing at looks busy and might be striking when seen in flesh.
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.