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    Toyota Urban Cruiser

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    Toyota Urban Cruiser Key Specifications

    Price₹ 8.50 Lakh onwards
    Mileage17.03 to 18.76 kmpl
    Engine1462 cc
    TransmissionManual & Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrol
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Summary

    Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota has marked its presence in the compact SUV segment with the Urban Cruiser. The vehicle is available in three variants – Mid, High and Premium, in both manual transmission and automatic transmission options. 

    Engine 

    Under the hood, the Toyota Urban Cruiser is powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic unit. All automatic variants receive an advanced lithium-ion battery and an integrated starter generator. The manual variant returns a fuel efficiency figure of 17.03kmpl, while the automatic variant has a fuel efficiency figure of 18.76kmpl. 

    Exterior 

    The Toyota Urban Cruiser is available in six monotone colour options – suave silver, groovy orange, iconic grey, spunky blue, sunny white, and rustic brown (Toyota exclusive colour). The dual tone colour options include – spunky blue with sizzling black roof, along with special dual-tone colours – rustic brown with sizzling black roof, and groovy orange with sunny white roof. 

    In terms of design, the compact SUV gets a dual chamber LED projector headlamps with chrome accents that are complemented by two-slat wedge cut front grille with chrome surround and grey finish. Additionally, the vehicle gets dual function LED DRLs and turn indicator in the headlamps. The LED fog lamps with chrome accents accentuate the fascia. The compact SUV rides on 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and features gun metal grey coloured roof rails.

    Interior 

    The Urban Cruiser gets dual tone interior and premium dark brown fabric seats. It gets front centre sliding armrest with storage, four-door speakers and two tweeters, upper cooled grove box and five-colour combimeter vibe lights. Additionally, the vehicle gets leather wrapped steering wheel and seven-inch Smart Playcast touchscreen audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and smartphone-based navigation.  In terms of safety, the Urban Cruiser offers dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, advanced body structure, electrochromic IRVM, hill hold control, reverse parking camera with display in audio, ISOFIX child seat restraint system and anti-pinch driver side power window.

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Price

    Toyota Urban Cruiser price starts at ₹ 8.50 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 11.55 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for Urban Cruiser ranges between ₹ 8.50 Lakh - ₹ 11.55 Lakh.

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    Urban Cruiser Mid Grade MT

    ₹ 8.50 Lakh
    1462 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.03 kmpl
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    Urban Cruiser High Grade MT

    ₹ 9.25 Lakh
    1462 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.03 kmpl
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    Urban Cruiser Premium Grade MT

    ₹ 9.86 Lakh
    1462 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.03 kmpl
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    Urban Cruiser Mid Grade AT

    ₹ 9.90 Lakh
    1462 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18.76 kmpl
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    Urban Cruiser Premium Grade MT Dual Tone

    ₹ 9.98 Lakh
    1462 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.03 kmpl
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    Urban Cruiser High Grade AT

    ₹ 10.76 Lakh
    1462 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18.76 kmpl
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    Urban Cruiser Premium Grade AT

    ₹ 11.36 Lakh
    1462 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18.76 kmpl
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    Urban Cruiser Premium Grade AT Dual Tone

    ₹ 11.55 Lakh
    1462 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18.76 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Toyota’s after-sales and service reliability 
      • Decently spacious and well-built cabin
      • Light and easy driving dynamics
    • Could be Better
      • Subtle looking compared to the competition
      • No diesel powertrain 
      • Not as feature-loaded as rivals

    Urban Cruiser Verdict

    Although a rebadged version, the Toyota Urban Cruiser has a lot going for it. Firstly, it’s got a name similar to the legendary Land Cruiser. But more importantly, it’s the badge it wears which is a synonym for solid reliability and good after-sales service. It’s currently offered as petrol only, with no scope for diesel offering anytime soon. But the powertrain is light and easy to live with, while the cabin is well-built as well. You won’t have to think twice if you plan on buying the Toyota Urban Cruiser. 

    Urban Cruiser Review

    Toyota is not new to the SUV segment and already has its big guns not just abroad, but in our country as well. Also the compact SUV it lacked is now here in the form of the Urban Cruiser. We shall now get into the details of what's to like and what's not to like about this SUV.

    Introduction

    Consider high riding SUVs, compact SUVs, or any of these beefed-up vehicles. There's no debate in saying SUVs are currently the most in-demand body style in India. Many buyers want to have one and hence quite a big chunk of car sales comes from this segment. No wonder every car manufacturer has now jumped on to the bandwagon and wants to have one in their line-up.

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    Toyota is not new to the SUV segment and already has its big guns not just abroad, but in our country as well. Also, the compact SUV it lacked is now here in the form of the Urban Cruiser. Yes, this is Toyota's iteration of a sub-four metre SUV. And hold on, before some of you start exclaiming that this looks like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza; yes it is the rebadged version of the same! Remember the Toyota Glanza, which is based on the Baleno. Similarly, this is the second product of Toyota and Maruti's collaboration.

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    And, this actually shouldn't be a surprise or a trgigger to any negative emotion as such, as this badge engineering is now quite a common phenomenon. Both the manufacturers leverage and benefit from this. Even so, Toyota-Maruti's partnership is a global one and shares products and technology. Earlier, Toyota entered the premium hatchback space by getting in the Baleno as the Glanza. And now, we have the Brezza-based Urban Cruiser as an entrant to the compact SUV space.

    Now that we have cleared these basics, we shall now get into the details of what's to like and what's not to like about this SUV.

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    Pros

    1. Good drivability

    Engine Shot

    We shall first straight get to the heart of this vehicle which is a 1.5-litre petrol engine that either comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox or with the option of an automatic transmission. Interestingly, this four-cylinder mill also gets the 48V mild-hybrid system, which is a standard affair on both transmission variants. Now to put some more real-world numbers to its performance, we put it through our V-Box tests. And in the acceleration test, it completing the 0-100kmph sprint in just 11.69 seconds hints how capable and quick it is. Yes, it’s not the quickest amongst its competition, but these figures are in the ballpark of the quickest ones.

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    This is a naturally aspirated petrol mill and it has enough grunt for your daily driving. The engine has got a good mid-range response and feels sufficient enough to keep up with the traffic. In fact, you will be able to push the SUV faster as the revs build over 2,500rpm, and continues to rev freely till its rev limit at about 6,500rpm. May be, it could have done with a little more pep, but there's good drivability nonetheless.

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    Even out on the highway, you might think this engine to feel feeble or powerless. But actually, it's not. I was doing about 50kmph and when I floored the accelerator pedal, it got to 70-80kmph without a fuss or any amount of delay. This means you won't have to worry much when you make a quick sprint or even while overtaking a long vehicle. So, when it came to the crucial test of drivability, the 20-80kmph run in kick-down was completed in 7.01 seconds, while the 40-100kmph run was done in 8.94 seconds. These are good figures, mostly owing to adequate power and relatively light kerb weight.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    At 1,160kg this is quite a lightweight SUV and so pulling off good fuel efficiency numbers will not be a big task. Well, it eventually all depends on your driving style and skills on how much mileage you can get from your car. But concerned buyers will be happy to know that the ARAI-rated fuel economy figure stands at 18.76kmpl, which, by the way, is quite good for a petrol automatic SUV. Then, the automatic engine-start-stop tech should only further help its case.

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    2. Convenience of an automatic

    Now, who doesn't want the convenience of an automatic without having to press the clutch pedal and shift gears? This one provides the same. The absence of the clutch-pedal and not having to shift gears constantly as in a manual is eliminated here. You just slot it in drive mode and can focus on the throttle, braking and steering inputs. The good performance in our V-Box tests is also due to this smooth torque-converter automatic which doesn't lag much in shifting gears, and also isn't jerky like the AMTs. And I must say, it complements this engine quite well.

    Gear Shifter/Gear Shifter Stalk

    3. Well-sorted ride

    Now, what this car does one thing very well is to deal with our road conditions. After all, having an SUV you will want it to deal with bumps effectively. Its suspension is great over the rough patches and broken roads. It's only when you hit a deep sharp-edged pothole that you hear a banging sound from the suspension. Well, but then, that's the only time when you’ll hear this. Otherwise, it's pretty silent, absorbs all shocks, and takes on the rough terrain without breaking a sweat. Even if you happen to miss a small bump, it takes it in its stride with ease.

    Left Side View

    All of this is also thanks to the good combination of 198mm ground clearance and the 215/60 section 16-inch alloy wheels. They give the vehicle a high stance, and with a well-damped suspension, you’ll confidently take that diversion or unknown pathway without thinking twice. And that said, it still remains to ride flat on the highways at triple-digit speeds.

    4. Practical cabin

    Dashboard

    Now let's get to the interior space and practical features of this SUV. And we start off with keyless entry. Many people still ask how this is used. Well, you just keep this key with you and without unlocking it, walk up to the car. Press this button and the car unlocks itself. The same thing can be done while locking it. Close the door and press the button. And no you don't have to double-check as it confirms this with this signal.

    Open Boot/Trunk

    Then, there's a decent space inside despite being a sub-four metre car. Yes, it does miss rear air vents but it’s got a powerful air-con system to cool off the cabin quickly. And since it's based on the Brezza, it gets a lot of storage and stowage places too. There are plenty of bottle and cup holders, and even though it doesn't have the largest boot, a 60:40 split arrangement adds to the versatility of luggage requirements that can be accommodated with ease.

    Infotainment System

    Even in terms of features and safety, it gets a fair share of equipment. Notable features in this range-topping Premium trim include diamond-cut alloy wheels, a rear parking camera, automatic LED headlamps and auto wipers, and even LED fog lamps. Then, there's a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the safety front, it has a four-star Global NCAP rating while dual airbags and ABS are offered as standard across all variants.

    Front Row Seats

    5. Toyota's after-sales and service reliability

    When it comes to Toyota vehicles and their ownership, it has already been proven that you can't go too far wrong with this brand. The carmaker has earned a lot of respect for its after-sales service and owners find it quite reliable. Hassle-free ownership and excellent after-sales service are also thanks to its wide dealer network that has managed to render consistent service quality. The good thing is that the Urban Cruiser shares the same parts as the Brezza, so there shouldn't be a problem in sourcing any part as it's not unique to this vehicle only. Any which way, it is sold with three years or one lakh kilometre standard warranty.

    Steering Wheel

    Cons

    1. No distinguishing elements

    Apart from just a logo, bumper, and a grille swap, there's no differentiating factor for the Urban Cruiser to stand out as such. And no, it's not a hideous vehicle to look at, but if it comes to exclusivity, as an owner you will have nothing unique to boast about. As mentioned earlier, the few changes like a new grille, bumper, and the Toyota logo have only managed to give this SUV a new name, but sadly no new identity!

    Tail Light/Tail Lamp

    Also, this becomes particularly very important when you look at the competition. We are now in a phase where our market is stormed in with so many SUVs. Even this compact SUV segment is packed with a long...long list of products. There's obviously the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, then the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite and even cars like the Honda WR-V and the upcoming Renault Kiger.

    2. Competition has moved ahead

    So today, like a prospective buyer, I have so many options to choose from. And well, there are not many things in particular that attract me towards this one. The cabin is the same old dated one that was first seen on the Brezza when it was launched in 2016. The design and layout are the same, continues with the hard plastics, and has no particular USP as such.

    Front Row Seats

    Also, for example, take the gearbox. People who really care about the transmission type will relate to this. This four-speed torque converter gearbox is quite okay in its response and people won't find many things to complain about it. But to a discerning eye, it's old technology and competition has moved way too ahead. Rivals are offering smoother, quicker gearboxes like the DCT in the Venue. Now even for that matter, the new Magnite gets a CVT.

    Rear Seats

    Then, buyers may now even complain about the absence of a fully digital instrument cluster, wireless smartphone charging, and maybe even a sunroof. So, it is adequately equipped for sure, but still not as feature-loaded as its rivals that now even offer six airbags, and heck even an air purifier! Another miss that Toyota gave this one is a turbocharged induction. And no, you can't have an oil-burner version of this one as there's no diesel option on offer at all.

    Grille

    Conclusion

    It would have been great if Toyota could have improved on what the Maruti Suzuki Brezza also fails to offer. But the good thing is, that it still has all the positive traits of its cousin. And after all, even if you do a quick reality check, it will only reiterate the fact that the case of 'Old wine in a new bottle' still works in the Indian market. And why not, if the wine is good enough to satiate your taste buds.

    So, all said and done, the Urban Cruiser with its mature styling and practical cabin with adequate features and good ride and drivability, is a no non-sense SUV.

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    Pictures by Kaustubh Gandhi

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    Urban Cruiser Colours

    Toyota Urban Cruiser 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Suave Silver
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    Toyota Urban Cruiser Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Petrol

    (1462 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)18.76 kmpl

    Petrol

    (1462 cc)

    Manual17.03 kmpl

    FAQs About Toyota Urban Cruiser

    Q: What is the on road price of Urban Cruiser?

    The on-road price of Urban Cruiser in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 9.55 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 13.32 Lakh.The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Urban Cruiser and Vitara Brezza?

    Urban Cruiser price start at ₹ 8.50 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1462 cc engine. Whereas Vitara Brezza price start at ₹ 11.40 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1462 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Urban Cruiser top model?

    Top model of Urban Cruiser is Premium Grade AT Dual Tone and the ex-showroom for Urban Cruiser Premium Grade AT Dual Tone is ₹ 11.55 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of Toyota Urban Cruiser?

    The Toyota Urban Cruiser mileage is 17.03 - 18.76 kmpl.

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    Toyota Urban Cruiser User Reviews

    • Please be careful, This car is not worth the money you pay.
      Not worth the money. Very cheap behavior from Harsha Toyota Chennai. Please inspect the car before you pay. They change tyres. Built quality is very cheap. Plastics used is of the cheapest grade. Car only looks good from outside. Inside it is all...
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      It is a very good car in segment D. Pleasing by their approach. I was thrilled in Driving this SUV. The hill assist is excellent. The performance and pick up are extremely superb. It looks are like fortuner. Service is really excellent. Pros: An...
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    • It's not Brezza vs Urban Cruiser, but Toyota vs Maruti. and it's Toyota any day for service quality.
      Last December 2020, I've bought Urban Cruiser Mid MT. I had very good experience buying from Toyota (I went to Maruti for Brezza, but didn't buy from Maruti only because of their behavior). I will definitely recommend Toyota as a brand. Riding...
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    • Cruise along with Urban Cruiser
      It was wonderful experience driving it. Awesome looks, style, great features and comfort ibside cabin. Cabin seating gives you excellent position and comfort in both rows. Driving is best with UC, really a cruise like experience. Most confident SUV...
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    • Good Value for money
      Really very good value for money, it is really very safety veicale for this segment i really like this car because what I am expecting from this car that really full fill with this urban cruiser. I love this car.
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    Toyota Urban Cruiser Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 9.82 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 10.19 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 9.55 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 9.97 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 9.82 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 10.06 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 9.48 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 9.89 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 9.37 Lakh onwards

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