The Toyota Urban Cruise is available in three variants – Mid, High and Premium – and even the entry-level variant comes decently well equipped with features corresponding to the second-in-line variant of the Vitara Brezza.
After the Kia Sonet, the latest entrant in the sub-compact SUV segment has been the Toyota Urban Cruiser. Although the Urban Cruiser is not making quite as headlines as the Sonet, it has everything that’s good about the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and then it brings some additional value from Toyota. Toyota launched the Urban Cruiser with its price starting from Rs 8.40 lakh and going up to Rs 11.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The sub-compact SUV is available in three trim levels – Mid, High and Premium.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is actually available in four variants – LXi, VXi, ZXi, ZXi+. The three variants of the Urban Cruiser thus correspond to the higher VXi, ZXi and ZXi+ variants of the Vitara Brezza. This means that even the base-spec Mid variant of the Urban Cruiser will come decently equipped with features that are not on offer on the base-spec Brezza. Take a detailed look at the highlight features on offer with each variant.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Mid (MT: Rs 8.40 lakh; AT: Rs 9.80 lakh)
- LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs
- LED tail lamps
- 16-inch steel wheels with covers
- 2-DIN audio system with USB, aux and Bluetooth
- Keyless entry and go
- Automatic air conditioner
- Tilt steering
- Dark brown fabric upholstery
- Hill-hold assist (AT only)
- Power adjustable and foldable wing mirrors
- Manually dimming internal rear-view mirror
- 4 speakers
- Rear parking sensors
- Rear defogger
- ABS with EBD
- Dual airbags
- Isofix child seat mounts
Toyota Urban Cruiser High (MT: Rs 9.15 lakh; AT: Rs 10.65 lakh)
In addition to Mid trim
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- SmartPlay 7-inch touchscreen infotainments system with USB, aux and Bluetooth
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Cruise control
- Rear armrest
- Rear wiper-washer
- Driver seat height adjust
- 60:40 split-folding rear seats
Toyota Urban Cruiser Premium (MT: Rs 9.80 lakh; AT: Rs 11.30 lakh)
In addition to High trim
- Dual-tone paint shade (optional)
- LED fog lamps
- Auto headlamps
- Leather wrapped steering
- Rear parking camera
- Rain sensing wipers
- Front armrest
- Auto dimming inside rear-view mirror
As we can see, even the base trim of the Urban Cruiser gets features like full-LED headlamps with LED DRLs, auto climate control and keyless entry and go. Stepping up the mid-spec ‘High’ variant should cover all the necessities which includes the 16-inch alloy wheels and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Toyota will also be offering the option of both manual and automatic gearboxes on all three variants of the Urban Cruiser.
Toyota is offering six single-tone color option on the Urban Cruiser – Sunny White, Iconic Grey, Suave Silver, Rustic Brown, Spunky Blue and Groovy Orange. There are also three dual-tone color options – Rustic Brown/Black, Spunky Blue?Black and Groovy Orange/White. Although the changes in design from the Brezza are only to the ‘soft’ plastic parts, it brings about a noticeable difference in the look of the car. Overall, the Urban Cruiser looks a little more SUV-ish than the Brezza, clearly because of its Fortuner-influence. The Urban Cruiser also gets a dual-tone dark brown finish to the upholstery compared to the Brezza’s grey and black layout.
Under the hood, the Urban Cruiser will be powered by the same engine as the Brezza. It will thus have the 1.5L, naturally aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 104 PS and 138 Nm of peak torque. Gearbox options will include the same 5-speed MT and 4-speed torque converter automatic. Toyota will also offer the mild-hybrid system with both the transmission options on the Urban Cruiser. In case of Brezza, only the AT variants get the SHVS technology. Expect prices to be in the region of Rs 8.5-11.5 lakh (ex-showroom). In addition to the Brezza, the Urban Cruiser also competes with the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue and the recently-launched Kia Sonet.