Latest teaser of Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder reveals exterior design elements, gets all-round LEDs
Toyota, for the first time, has officially teased its upcoming Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUV that is set to make its global debut on 1st July. This along with the undisguised front-end that got leaked earlier give us more hints about how the upcoming SUV is gonna look.
From the first glimpse, all we can see is muscle with chunky panels. The Hyryder in picture completely looks different from the sketch leaked many days ago except for the eyebrow DRLs. The twin-strip DRLs, fuse with the front bonnet lip.
The car 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 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, most probably, LED units have matte black 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.
At the rear, the SUV 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.
Interestingly, the Toyota logo gets a navy blue background indicating that it’s a pure hybrid. The tailgate strip ends in the U-shaped LED tail lights that offer a sporty look at the rear.
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.
Both cars will be manufactured by Toyota with majority of the component suppliers from Maruti Suzuki’s stable.
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 August with deliveries going full-swing by Diwali.