The Toyota Urban Cruiser’s launch marks the entry of the Japanese automaker into the highly competitive compact SUV segment in our market. Essentially a badge-engineered version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the sub four-metre model is the result of Toyota and Suzuki’s global alliance for sharing technology and products.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser is priced at Rs 8.40-11.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is available in three trim levels, with a single engine and two gearbox options. 

Urban Cruiser launched in three trim levels – Mid, High and Premium

All three variants get manual and automatic gearbox options

Even the entry-level Urban Cruiser is reasonably well-equipped  

Toyota Urban Cruiser engine details

Like most of its components, the Urban Cruiser shares its running gear with its Maruti Suzuki sibling and is powered by a 105hp, 138Nm petrol engine. The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated unit comes mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox. The automatic version also benefits from Suzuki’s fuel saving, mild-hybrid tech.  

Toyota Urban Cruiser price and features, variant wise

The Urban Cruiser has been launched in three trim levels – Mid, High and Premium – with each variant offering the choice of manual and automatic transmissions. The variants are based on the Maruti Vitara Brezza’s top three trims – VXi, ZXi and ZXi+ – and consequently, even the entry-level version of the Urban Cruiser is reasonably well equipped.

Here is a look at the variant-wise prices and features.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Mid (MT: Rs 8.40 lakh; AT: Rs 9.80 lakh)

LED projector headlamps

LED DRLs

16-inch steel rims with wheel covers

LED tail lamps

Power adjustable and foldable wing mirrors

Dark brown fabric upholstery

Manually dimming internal rear-view mirror

Hill-hold assist (AT only)

Rear defogger

ABS with EBD

Dual airbags

Rear parking sensors

Isofix child seat mounts

2-DIN audio system with USB, aux and Bluetooth

4 speakers

Keyless entry and go

Automatic air conditioner

Tilt steering

Toyota Urban Cruiser High (MT: Rs 9.15 lakh; AT: Rs 10.65 lakh)

In addition to Mid trim

16-inch alloy wheels

Rear wiper-washer

Smart Playcast 7-inch touchscreen infotainments system with USB, aux and Bluetooth

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Driver seat height adjust

60:40 split-folding rear seats

Cruise control

Rear armrest

Toyota Urban Cruiser Premium (MT: Rs 9.80 lakh; AT: Rs 11.30 lakh)

In addition to High trim

LED fog lamps

Dual-tone paint shade (optional)

Front armrest

Auto dimming inside rear-view mirror

Rear parking camera

Rain sensing wipers

Auto headlamps

Leather wrapped steering

Toyota Urban Cruiser competition

A shift in customer preference towards SUVs, especially sub-four-metre models, has seen most carmakers entering the compact SUV space in recent years. In addition to the Brezza, the Urban Cruiser faces stiff competition from the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue and the recently-launched Kia Sonet. Soon, it will also have to contend with the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite that are slated to arrive by next year.

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