Toyota Urban Cruiser: First Impression

Toyota Urban Cruiser: First Impression

Toyota is all set to introduce a new compact SUV, called the Urban Cruiser. Currently, the car is limited to the Indian market, but with Toyota's strong presence in the local market, it won't be wrong to expect the Urban Cruiser's arrival in Singapore. Whether or not it makes it to our market, it is always exciting to know about a new offering (given that we are an enthusiast).

Toyota India has opened the bookings for the Urban Cruiser, and the compact SUV's arrival is expected any day now. The Japanese automaker is up in the game promoting the car on various digital platforms, given the pandemic situation and gatherings restrictions. Without further adieu, let's dig in Toyota Urban Cruiser's first impression.

Toyota Urban Cruiser DESIGN

Toyota Urban Cruiser Design

The Urban Cruiser, like its name, features a very urban, upscale look. At some angles, especially from the front, the compact SUV reminds us of the Fortuner. Part of the exterior design and functionality kit are following -

  • Two-slat wedge cut dynamic grille
  • Dual-chamber LED projector headlamps
  • Dual function LED DRL-cum-indicator
  • LED fog lamps with chrome & trapezoidal case
  • Split LED tail lamps
  • LED high-mounted stop lamp
  • 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels

So, a full LED lighting kit, bling wheels, and so much more. All enough to make it a true head-turner, and it has a strong SUV aura around it.

Toyota Urban Cruiser exterior colour options: Sunny White, Iconic Grey, Suave Silver, Rustic Brown, Spunky Blue, Groovy Orange, Rustic Brown With Sizzling Black Roof, Groovy Orange With Sunny White Roof, and Spunky Blue With Sizzling Black Roof.

Toyota Urban Cruiser CABIN

Toyota Urban Cruiser Interior

Recently the Japanese automaker revealed the Urban Cruiser's cabin that in pictures looked quite comforting. The seats and door trim are wrapped in dark brown fabric upholstery, which we believe are fine. It features the standard Toyota steering wheel with controls for media, volume, cruise control, etc. The dashboard features dark textured plastics and silver trims; the same setup appears on the door panels.

Toyota Urban Cruiser features

Toyota Urban Cruiser features

Toyota made sure that the Urban Cruiser is decently equipped with even the entry-level trim packed reasonably well. Included in Urban Cruiser specs list are following standard features -

  • Push-button engine start/stop
  • Keyless entry
  • Automatic air-con system

Also, part of the offering are -

  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Auto engine stop-start (available in hybrid trim)
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPay connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • Steering mounted phone and audio controls
  • Power adjustable and foldable ORVMs
  • Front and rear armrests
  • Monochrome MID instrument cluster
  • Front charging ports

Toyota Urban Cruiser engine

Toyota Urban Cruiser Engine

Toyota's latest compact SUV will sport a powerful K-series 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. The said unit can be paired with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, depending on the variant. Also, all the Urban Cruiser models offer superior mileage for a power-packed performance.

Toyota Urban Cruiser gearbox

Further, the AT variants will come equipped with advanced Li-ion batteries with ISG.

That's all the information we have right on the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser, and its first impression is surely impressive. Stay tuned with Oto Singapore for more updates on Toyota's latest compact SUV.

Also Read: 2020 Toyota Vios launched in the Philippines

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