So I had a test drive of this car about a month ago and all the reviews on social media are half correct I feel.
So let's start with looks,
It looks stunning. Grand Vitara which is built for Suzuki is better looking than this but Toyota has a better interior. The colours inside feel premium. That brown-coloured interior looks superior. Touchscreen, music, digital cluster everything is nice and many soft touch material around the car. Of course, there are hard plastic bits but that can be ignored.
Now about the performance
Pick-up is amazing. Put your foot down and zoom. That combined power kicks in so good.
That 1.5Ltr 3 cylinder is a beast. At first, I thought that engine wouldn't perform but it's amazing how they've managed to win it so well. There's not much engine noise in the cabin. It doesn't have vibration like other 3-cylinder engine cars.
Electric power is used till 35-40 km/h after the engine kicks in. And it has regen braking and also it charges from the engine power.
Mileage on this is claimed to be 27 km/l but in reality, figures are around 25 km/l I assume. And highways around 27 km/l.
Fronts and back seats are nice and comfy and feel body-hugging.
Charging ports are everywhere, Ac vents for the back passenger, ventilated seats and panoramic sunroof, 360° camera, it's so well equipped.
The only issue o faced at the back was the headrest. I'm 6.4 feet but a 6-foot head will also touch the roof.
Boot space is also great even after putting battery packs below.
We own a Toyota and I Assure you that Toyota has the best buying and maintenance, servicing experience. That reliability they have is just amazing.
Beautiful car not much of cons.
My verdict- if you are scared to buy an EV right now because of the infrastructure than this car has you covered. No other brand has a strong hybrid at this price point.