Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder has been unveiled today and a detailed comparison with the Kia Seltos is warranted.
This is a detailed comparison between the newest product in the mid-size SUV segment, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and the veteran Kia Seltos. The segment is currently dominated by Creta and Seltos and the Toyota-Maruti partnership has spawned its first product in the segment to challenge that Korean dominance. The bookings for the Hyryder are at Rs 25,000. Let us see how these SUVs measure up against one another in various aspects.
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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs Kia Seltos – Specs Comparison
In terms of specifications, the Seltos comes with every conceivable powertrain, while the Hyryder comes with two petrol hybrid engines and no diesel engine. In a segment first, there is an option of choosing between a 2WD or an AWD setup which lends the Hyryder some off-roading capabilities. There is no option for 4WD in Seltos.
|Specs||Toyota Hyryder||Kia Seltos|
|Engine||1.5-litre mild hybrid;|
1.5-litre strong hybrid (petrol)
1.4-litre turbo petrol
|Power||102 PS / 115 PS||115 PS (P) / 115 PS (D) / 140 PS (P)|
|Torque||135 Nm / 141 Nm||144 Nm (P) / 250 Nm (D) / 242 Nm (P)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT / 6-speed AT / e-Drive||6-speed MT / 6-speed AT / CVT / DCT|
|Drivetrain||2WD / AWD||2WD|
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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs Kia Seltos – Dimensions Comparison
As far as the dimensions go, the Hyryder is marginally longer than the Seltos, but the latter is larger in terms of every other parameter. So, this segment clearly goes to the Seltos.
|Parameter||Toyota Hyryder||Kia Seltos|
|Length||4365 mm||4315 mm|
|Width||1795 mm||1800 mm|
|Height||1635 mm||1645 mm|
|Wheelbase||2600 mm||2610 mm|
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The Hyryder boasts a ton of modern features including a 9-inch Smart Play Cast Infotainment System, Toyota’s i-Connect with over 55 features, Wireless Smartphone Charging, Leather Ventilated Front Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, 360-degree Surround View Camera, HUD (Head Up Display), Drive Mode Switch, Ambient Light, Door Spot + IP Line, Hello Google & Hey Siri Voice Assistant, Reclining Rear Seats, Smartwatch Connectivity and much more. On the safety aspect, the Hyryder comes with 6 airbags, All-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS, EBD, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Ascent and Hill Descent Control, etc.
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The Kia Seltos is known for being equipped with comfort and convenience features up to the brim. The long list includes features like a 10.25-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch Digital Colour Instrument Display, an 8-inch Head-up Display UVO Connected Car Tech, Smartwatch Connectivity, BOSE premium 8 speaker system with dynamic speed compensation, Bluetooth Connectivity, Voice Recognition, Steering Mounted Audio Control, Blind View monitor, Driving rearview monitor, Ventilated Front Seats, Wireless Smartphone Charging, Smart Pure Air purifier, Traction and Drive Modes (AT and DCT only), 8-way Driver power seat, Ambient LED mood lighting and much more.
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On the outside, the Hyryder comes with LED Project headlamps, twin LED DRLs, a trapezoidal lower grille, crystal acrylic upper grille with chrome garnish, dynamic 17-inch alloy wheels, LED taillamps, rugged skid plates at front and rear. The side profile exposes the sheer length of the SUV along with its upright SUV stance. The wheel arches are prominent and side skirting makes the SUV look more rugged. Hyryder certainly brings Toyota’s modern design language to the masses in India after a long time.
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The Kia Seltos is a muscular bold and modern SUV that is warmly welcomed by the customers after its arrival. Having already known the Indian sensibilities, Kia made sure that the exterior appearance of the Seltos does make it look blingy and grand. Therefore, the front facia features the LED headlamps along with an LED strip and LED DRLs, that run across the width of the car on the nose, a large signature Tiger Nose grille with chrome outlines, and vertical LED fog lamps on the bumper and skid plates. On the sides, the 17-inch Crystal Cut Alloys with red brake callipers and floating roof rails make the car look sporty. On the rear, the most striking features include a chrome bar that connects the two LED heartbeat Tail lamps, Rear Spoiler, Shark Fin Antenna and much more.