Toyota has unveiled the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, its first midsize SUV, with prices beginning at Rs 15.11 lakh and rising to Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Only the prices for the top four variants—the strong hybrid variations and the highest-spec mild hybrid AT variant—have been released by Toyota thus far. Prices for the other mild-hybrid varieties will be revealed gradually.
Reservations for the new SUV are already being accepted for a nominal fee of Rs 25,000. The Grand Vitara, a midsize SUV manufactured by Maruti, is also anticipated to go on sale soon.
The Hyryder's thin double-layer Daytime Running Lights, which seamlessly integrate into the "Crystal Acrylic" grille from the front, is the most distinctive feature. Slim C-shaped tail lights with dual C-shaped LED components to extend into the tailgate. Toyota offers the Hyryder in four dual-tone and seven single-tone exterior paint colours.
The Hyryder’s dashboard is similar in layout to recent Maruti Suzuki and Toyota models like the Baleno, Glanza and the new Brezza. Toyota has gone for a black and brown theme for the interior, which looks refreshing and is a more practical alternative to the usual beige. However, the brown and black combo is offered only with the strong hybrid powertrain. The mild-hybrid models will get an all-black interior theme instead.
The mild-hybrid technology will be standard across the entire range of the Hyryder's four trim levels: E, S, G, and V. There are two engines available for the Hyryder. While the powerful hybrid is available on the S, G, and V trims. The top-tier V trim is the only one to have AWD.
A panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, and other goodies come standard on the Hyryder's highest specification.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is the first to have powerful hybrid technology for a midsize SUV. It is equipped with an eCVT gearbox and Toyota's 1.5-liter TNGA Atkinson Cycle engine, which has 92 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque. The engine is coupled with an electric motor with a combined output of 114 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque.
According to Toyota, the robust hybrid power plant boasts a claimed fuel economy of 27.97kpl and receives a 177.6V lithium-ion battery.
Maruti Suzuki will also provide a mild hybrid powertrain for the Hyryder. It is powered by the same 1.5-litre K15C engine found in the new Brezza, XL6, and Ertiga models. The 103 horsepower and 137 Nm torque "Neo Drive" motor is mated to either a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox or a 5-speed manual gearbox.
AWD is an option for the mild hybrid powertrain mated to the 5-speed manual transmission. It is now the sole SUV in its class to offer AWD while not being the first midsize SUV to do so (the now-discontinued Renault Duster had an AWD option for a period).