Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder mid-sized SUV leaked ahead of July 1 debut
The new Toyota mid-sized SUV has been leaked ahead of its official debut in India on July 1. The leak also confirms that the new SUV will be called the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, aside from revealing the frontal styling of the Hyundai Creta rival.
Toyota D22 Hyryder mid-sized SUV exterior
The leaked image shows that the Toyota Hyryder, codenamed the D22, will carry quite an aggressive design. The general theme is derived from global Toyota SUV offerings like the RAV4 and the Corolla Cross but has been made more expressive for Indian tastes.
You have the chrome-belted Toyota logo set in a gloss black panel which flows into the wide DRLs in a two-part grille design. There's a large air dam below this as we'll quite discreet blacked-out LED headlamp clusters. The bumper gets a similar clawed treatment as the latest Glanza and is finished in a brushed grey colour.
Toyota D22 Hyryder SUV interiors
The interiors of the new Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder haven't been seen but is expected to see a layered dash layout with quite a bit of tech. There should be the new 9.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, a HUD, digital instrument cluster, cruise control, sunroof and so on. The Toyota and Maruti Suzuki version may be differentiated by different coloured trims and upholstery materials.
Toyota D22 Hyryder SUV engine, specifications
This Toyota-Maruti Suzuki SUV's USP is expected to be the hybrid powertrain it will pack under the bonnet. This drivetrain has already debuted in the Euro-spec Suzuki Vitara and is a development of the 1.5-litre K15B petrol already available here. This hybrid system pairs the petrol motor with a 140V lithium-ion battery pack, and an electric motor. Another lithium-ion battery and a lead-acid battery are used to handle all auxiliary functions like like and air-conditioning.
In this iteration, power from the 1.5-litre motor has increased by 10PS to 115PS while torque is at 138 Nm. The electric motor adds another 33PS and 60Nm and is paired with a six-speed automatic. Base versions may continue with just the petrol motor and a manual gearbox.
Toyota D22 Hyryder SUV expected price, launch date
The new mid-sized SUV is expected to be built by Toyota at its Bidadi facility which will then be supplied to Maruti Suzuki. The SUV should be priced between Rs 11 to 17 lakh for both versions and is expected to launch a month or so after its debut.
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