After months of speculations, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has finally released the first teaser image of its first-ever compact SUV for India. Christened the ‘Urban Cruiser’ as we previously revealed, it will slot in the sub-four-metre SUV space to compete against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and Honda WR-V.
The teaser image shows the presence of a shadowed Urban Cruiser with the hint of its 16-inch alloy wheels and Toyota badge grafted on to the twin horizontally slated front grille shown. It will resemble the Vitara Brezza in terms of dimensions and thus the ground clearance of 198 mm will likely be retained. The upright stance and tall pillars will remain similar to the Vitara Brezza.
As for the interior, the Toyota Vitara Brezza will boast of features such as a large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, cloud-based functions, multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, automatic climate control and so on. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder K15B BSVI petrol engine with SHVS technology. It develops a maximum power output of 104.7 PS and 138 Nm of peak torque, and is paired with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Expect the price range of the Toyota Urban Cruiser to hover around Rs. 7 lakh to Rs. 11 lakh (ex-showroom).