Toyota Hyryder Design: The exterior design of the Urban Cruiser Hyder is actually quite different from other SUVs in this segment. It gets some design elements that remind you of Toyota SUVs sold abroad.
Toyota Hyryder Price in India: Toyota has finally unveiled its new mid-size SUV Urban Cruiser Hyryder for the Indian market. This is Toyota’s first mid-size SUV in India. Toyota has not revealed the prices of the Hyryder SUV but they have officially started booking the all-new Hyryder. Customers can book by visiting the nearest dealership or online.
The booking amount is Rs 25,000. Here we will talk about everything that we now know about the Hyryder SUV. It will compete with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Tata Harrier in the SUV segment.
Toyota Hyryder Exterior
The exterior design of the Urban Cruiser Rider is actually quite different from other SUVs in this segment. It gets some design elements that remind you of Toyota SUVs sold abroad. The first thing you will see in front is the grille. At the front, it gets a unique crystal acrylic grille with a chrome garnish. The Toyota logo is right in the middle of the grille.
The SUV gets chrome garnished twin LED DRLs which have been installed at both the ends.
The bumper of the Hyryder SUV has been given a bold and muscular design at the front.
Different styled projector LED headlamps have been installed on the bumpers of the SUV and the trapezoidal grille with honey comb design element at the bottom of the bumper. A silver colored skid plate is also visible on the lower part of the bumper which completes the front look.
The side profile has a distinctive character line that starts from the front and goes all the way to the back. There are square wheel arches and the SUV gets a boxy design as well. There is thick black cladding all around the wheel arches and the lower part of the car.
The Toyota Hyryder comes with 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels which match well with the overall design of the SUV.
There are also split LED tail lamps at the rear, roof mounted spoiler, chrome garnish on the tailgate. Reverse lamps and turn indicators are provided on the bumper as well as the rear bumper skid plate.
Toyota Hyryder Interior
The Toyota Hyryder gets a premium looking cabin. The company has used a brown and black dual-tone theme for the cabin which adds to the upmarket feel. There is soft touch material on the dashboard and door pads.
The first thing that will be noticed in the cabin is the touchscreen infotainment system.
This is the same unit that we have seen on the Maruti Baleno and the recently launched Maruti Brezza. Why is this? Well, Toyota and Maruti have jointly developed this SUV. Maruti’s version of the Hyryder will also be unveiled soon. Both the SUVs have some features and this is the reason why the Toyota Hirayer has a touchscreen from Maruti.
The Hyryder also gets climate control switches borrowed from the new Maruti cars. Other features include a heads-up display, multi-function steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustments, leather seat covers, ventilated front seats, cruise control, wireless phone charging, ambient lights, 360-degree camera, etc. Toyota is offering a panoramic sunroof for the first time in its model in India. The Hyryder comes with a fully digital instrument cluster and also comes with connected car features.
Toyota Hyryder Engine & Transmission
Toyota is offering the Urban Cruise Rider with two petrol engine options. There is a stronger hybrid version and a mild hybrid engine. This is the first Toyota model in India to get a robust hybrid system. The stronger hybrid version of the Hyrider uses the 1.5-litre TNGA Atkinson cycle engine. Which generates torque of 92 PS and 122 Nm.
This engine is coupled with an electric motor. Which generates power of 79 PS and torque of 141 Nm. The engine along with the electric motor generates a combined power of 115 PS. The Toyota Hyryder has claimed a range of 25 kms in electric mode only. This engine is mated to Toyota’s e-drive transmission. The Hyryder will also get the AWD variant with drive modes.
The next engine offered with the Hyryder is the Neo Drive engine which is basically the 1.5 liter K15C engine from Maruti Suzuki. This engine comes with Smart Hybrid System. The engine generates 103 PS and 137 Nm of torque. It will be offered with 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options.
Toyota Hyryder Variants & Safety features
Toyota is offering the Rider in E, S, G and V variants. Most of the features given here will be offered only with the top end variants. In terms of safety, Toyota is offering the Urban Cruiser Rider with features like TPMS, six airbags, hill-hold assist, hill descent control, all-wheel disc brakes etc. The price has not been disclosed by the company yet.