Toyota will offer the Urban Cruiser Hyryder CNG powertrain only in S and G variants. It will only be offered with a mild hybrid engine and manual transmission.
Toyota has announced that it will also launch its new mid-size SUV with a CNG powertrain. This means that the Urban Cruiser Hyryder will be the only SUV in the mid-size SUV segment to offer a powerful hybrid powertrain, a petrol engine and a CNG powertrain as well. Toyota says pricing for the Urban Cruiser Hyryder will be announced soon.
The factory-installed CNG mid-size SUV will be offered in two trim levels, S and G. These variants sit between the base E variant and the top-of-the-line V variant. So it can be expected that the feature list on CNG sites will be quite good. There will be no direct competitor to the Urban Cruiser Hyryder CNG as other mid-size SUVs are not equipped with CNG powertrains.
CNG variants of the Urban Cruiser Hyryder will be equipped with a 1.5-liter K-series engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. Toyota claims that the SUV will deliver a fuel efficiency of 26.1 KM/KG. This is the same engine that is working on a number of Maruti Suzuki cars such as the Ertiga, Brezza, XL6 and even the Grand Vitara with which the Urban Cruiser Hyryder shares the platform.
Maruti Suzuki has provided CNG power with this engine on some of their vehicles. While running on gasoline, the engine produces a maximum power of 103 Ps and a maximum torque of 137 Nm. On the CNG, power drops to 87.83 Ps and 121.5 Nm. It is expected that the power and torque figures of the Urban Cruiser Hyryder will be close to the same.
There won’t be any changes to the Urban Cruiser Hyryder other than the new CNG powertrain. Aesthetically, it will continue to come with project LED headlights, twin LED daytime running lights, a wide trapezoidal grille, LED taillights and 17-inch alloy wheels. Toyota offers a range of 66 accessories designed for the Urban Cruiser Hyryder.
First published date: November 10, 2022, 13:45 PM IST