2022 Toyota City Cruiser HyRyder debuts in India – B-SUV with 1.5L delicate and full hybrid powertrains
Toyota has launched the brand new Urban Cruiser HyRyder in India, and whereas it might share a part of its identify with the sub-four-metre SUV revealed again in August 2020, this B-SUV is one thing totally different. A mannequin to return out of Toyota’s partnership with Maruti Suzuki, the HyRyder shares its platform with the upcoming Grand Vitara.
As such, the HyRyder is a bigger car in comparison with the common Urban Cruiser, measuring in at 4,365 mm lengthy, 1,795 mm large, 1,635 mm tall and with a wheelbase of two,600 mm. In the meantime, the City Cruiser is 3,995 mm lengthy, 1,790 mm large, 1,640 mm tall and its wheelbase solely spans 2,500 mm. For additional context, the HyRyder is in regards to the dimension of a Proton X50 and the previous Honda HR-V.
Design-wise, the brand new Toyota SUV options slim twin LED DRLs with chrome trim that extends into the largely closed-off grille. Stated grille is a crystal acrylic piece with a piano black end and is essentially closed off, save for 2 slits at its base.
The principle headlamps, that are both bi-halogen or LEDs, occupy the corners of the decrease apron, flanking a big trapezoidal-shaped consumption. The sculpted bumper is accompanied by an off-coloured lip in addition to a butch-looking bonnet, whereas the perimeters characteristic black physique cladding as you’d count on of an SUV.
As for the perimeters, you’ll discover a blocky design with giant window sections and thick C-pillars, whereas the rear options two-piece taillights with C-shaped components that reach into the tailgate. Just like the entrance, there’s an off-coloured trim piece on the base of the bumper, and the corners home the reverse lights and reflectors.
Inside, the principle spotlight of the layered dashboard is the touchscreen infotainment system (seven or 9 inches), which sits on the very high above the centre air vents, air-conditioning controls, energy shops, a storage cubby and raised part for the gear lever selector. For the motive force, there’s a multi-function steering wheel and both a 4.2- or 7-inch instrument cluster show, relying on the grade.
Rear passengers get a 60:40 split-folding bench with reclining backrests in addition to rear vents and USB ports. Being a extra premium providing, the HyRyder additionally boasts facilities like leather-based upholstery, ambient lighting, an Arkamys-tuned sound system, a powered panoramic roof, a head-up show, automated air-conditioning with PM2.5 filter, cruise management, a wi-fi charger, keyless entry and begin, Toyota i-Join telematics/linked companies, six airbags and passive security programs – these are additionally variant dependant.
Toyota isn’t holding again in relation to puns associated to the HyRyder, with one among them being “it’s hy time to maneuver as much as the hybrid life.” Sure, that is an eco-friendly SUV, and there are two electrified powertrains supplied.
The primary is the M15A-FXE that’s at the moment used within the Aqua (Prius c) and hybrid variations of the Yaris, Yaris Cross and Mazda 2. The 1.5 litre Atkinson cycle three-cylinder unit places out 92.4 PS at 5,550 rpm and 122 Nm of torque from 3,800 to 4,800 rpm, paired with an e-Drive CVT.
The front-wheel drive setup additionally sees a lithium-ion battery energy an electrical motor rated at 80.2 PS (59 kW) and 141 Nm for a complete system output of 115.56 PS (85 kW). This self-charging powertrain is used within the Hybrid variant of the HyRyder, with three grades (S, G and V) out there.
The second powertrain a light hybrid system developed by Suzuki and dubbed NeoDrive by Toyota, which incorporates a K15C 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder push out 101.9 PS at 6,000 rpm and 135 Nm at 4,400 rpm, backed by an built-in starter generator (ISG) and a 6 Ah lithium-ion battery.
The NeoDrive powertrain comes with a five-speed handbook or six-speed automated transmission, together with a selection of front- or all-wheel drive – the latter is a primary within the mid-size SUV phase in India. 4 variants (E, S, G and V) can be found for the NeoDrive variant, which has a kerb weight of between 1,155 and 1,275 kg in comparison with the Hybrid that’s heavier at between 1,270 and 1,310 kg.
Each variants include MacPherson struts on the entrance and a rear torsion beam, together with 17-inch wheels (215/60 profile tyres) which might be both steelies or machined alloys. Seven monotone colors are supplied, with 4 dual-tone choices relevant on chosen grades.
Manufacturing of the HyRyder will solely begin from August and pricing will probably be introduced at a later date, though it’s estimated begin from a million Indian rupees (RM55,741). Toyota’s electrified SUV will compete in opposition to the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and its shut sibling, the brand new Grand Vitara