Nowadays we want SUV in every segment weather it is of full size or compact size. Taking this into notice Toyota has launched a new sub 4 meter compact SUV( 2020 TOYOTA URBAN CRUISER | REIVEW |SPECIFICATION | MILAGE | ENGINE | PRICE ) or you can say that its another rebadge version offering (1st one is Toyota Glanza rebadged version of Maruti Suzuki Baleno) from the brand Toyota. This time they are rebadging the one of the most popular car of the segment which is Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and they put their name by taking inspiration from its super elder sibling and the name is URBAN CRUISER ( similar to LAND CRUISER ).
Firstly have a look why the company is launching the rebadged Maruti Suzuki cars:
The reason behind this was a pact between both the companies in which they decided to sell each other rebadged cars. They decided to do this because the 1st reason both are from japan and both are well good in international markets as well.
But the main problem with them was that they were facing issue with their sales number in some segment—in lesser price segment Toyota wasn’t good (Liva and Etios are few examples) where as in premium segment Maruti Suzuki fails (Kizashi and Grand Vitara are the examples). So in order to balance the sales number both the companies had chossen the path of rebadging and selling. This is going to be a 2nd rebadged car from Toyota after the Glanza which the rebadged of Baleno. Since the Glanza are now achieving good numbers people are choosing the vehicle so with the Urban Cruiser their will be a hope that it will also do well.
So in this article you are going to read a detail variant wise specification of the newly launched Urban Cruiser:
Engine and Transmission
Firstly talking about engine and transmission because all the variants will get the same engines and same transmission (Manual and Automatic)
- Engine-1.5 litre, 4cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine
- Power and Torque- 105bhp@6000rpm and 138Nm@4400rpm
- Transmission– 5speed manual and 4speed automatic (torque converter). Automatic versions also gets hybrid system.
- Milage- company claims between 17.03kmpl (manual variants) & 18.76kmpl (automatic variants)
Its dimensions will be somewhere closer to Vitara Brezza as its an rebadged product but still we will show you the list
- Length: 3995mm
- Width: 1790mm
- Height: 1640mm
- Wheelbase: 2500mm
- Ground clearence:198mm
Its offered in 3 variants mid, high and premium.
- Lets talk about the base variant known as Mid variant 8.40 lakhs ex-showroom add 1.40 lakhs for automatic model:
- LED projector head lights,DRLs and tail lights.
- Power adjustable and foldable ORVMs
- Hill-hold assist (automatic only)
- Dual airbag, ABS with EBD
- Rear parking sensor and defogger
- Iso child seats
- 4 speakers audio system
- Tilt sterring and AC
Now talking to the middle variant which is named as High Variant price is -9.80ex-showroom Add 1.50 lakhs for automatic :
All features of MID variant and
- Alloy wheel (same wheel size )
- 7 inch touchscreen with android auto and apple car play
- Driver seat height seats
- Rear wiper and washer
- 60:40 rear spilit seats
- Cruise controls
- Rear arm rest
Now to talk about the high end variant which is named as Premium Variant: 9.80 lakhs and 1.40 lakhs for the automatic
Here you will get all the features of MID variants and HIGH variants and other than that
- LED fog lamps
- If needed dual paint
- Auto IRVMs
- Auto head lights and rain sensing vipers
- Front Armrest .
Its main competitor will be its parents or Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia sonnet, Tata nexon, Hyundai Venue and many more as this segment is now a days becoming more popular. To watch the comparision between the compact SUVs click down below
Now its verdict and to choose the best variant among these:
If u ask me I will suggest the manual transmission High variant ( basically the 2nd variant ) because the feature you are getting in the top variant they can be easily be installed aftermarket at almost half the price at which company is offering you.