Toyota Urban Cruiser launched at Rs 8.40 lakh

Toyota Urban Cruiser has become the latest sub-compact SUV to hit the Indian markets in a segment that remains robust despite challenges aplenty facing the Indian automobile industry.

While most would jump to point out that Urban Cruiser is a rebadged version of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza - much like Glanza is a spin-off of Baleno, the latest Toyota does seek to put forth a unique identity.

Urban Cruiser has been launched at a starting price of Rs 8.40 lakh (ex showroom) and the figure goes up to Rs 11.30 lakh (ex showroom) for the top-end Premium-Grade variant. In all, there are three variants available - Mid, High and Premium, on the lines of the VXi, ZXi and ZXi+ on the Brezza.

The Brezza ZXi+ is priced at Rs 10.88 lakh (ex showroom) while the ZXi+ AT dual tone costs Rs 13.12 lakh (ex showroom).

On the inside, Urban Cruiser gets upholstery done in brown while the upholstery in Brezza is all black.

Mechanically speaking, Urban Cruiser gets only the 1.5-litre petrol engine which produces 103bhp of max power. One can choose between a five-speed manual or a four-speed auto gearbox. The auto version - much like in the Brezza - gets a mild-hybrid system. Asianet Online