The latest Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder teaser reveals all-round LED lighting and exterior design elements
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.
There’s a large skid plate at the bottom of the bumper, which also functions as the bumper. An ash-colored finish is used for the skid plate. 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.
In contrast to the recently launched Honda City e:HEV hybrid sedan, the strong hybrid models will offer selectable driving modes. There would be 3 drive modes – pure petrol, hybrid drive, and pure EV.
It is expected that the vehicle will run for about 80-100 km in pure EV mode, which is quite good for a hybrid. In addition, the overall fuel efficiency is expected to be upwards of 23 km/litre.
Maruti Suzuki and Toyota are collaborating on this project to make 2 premium SUVs each with segment-best features and a powerful hybrid powertrain to take on Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
Both cars will be manufactured by Toyota with the majority of components coming from Maruti Suzuki.
Hyryder will be a proper SUV measuring more than 4.3 metres long with ample interior space like the Creta. Moreover, its dimensions will be bulbous for better visibility.
With the commencement of trial production of both the cars, their launch might happen in August with deliveries going full-swing by Diwali.