Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider: A hybrid SUV with high demand and long waiting period

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider

New Delhi: Hybrid cars are becoming more popular in the Indian automobile market, as they offer better fuel efficiency and lower environmental impact than conventional petrol and CNG cars. Hybrid cars are now available on a budget of Rs 11-12 lakh, but some of them have a very high demand and a long waiting period. One such car is the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider, a hybrid SUV that was launched in the Indian market last year.

What is the waiting period for the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider?

According to the official website of Toyota, the waiting period for the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider is 5-6 months. That means, if you book this SUV today, you will have to wait for at least 5 months to get it delivered from the showroom. This shows the popularity and demand of this SUV among Indian customers, who are looking for a hybrid car with good features and performance.

How does Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider compare with its competitors?

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider competes with the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, another hybrid SUV in the Indian market. However, the Urban Cruiser Hyrider has an edge over the Grand Vitara in terms of design, features, and mileage. The Urban Cruiser Hyrider has a sleek and stylish exterior, a spacious and comfortable interior, and a host of advanced features that make it a desirable SUV. The Urban Cruiser Hyrider also boasts of a high mileage of up to 27.97 kmpl, thanks to its strong hybrid engine.

What are the engine options and features of the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider?

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider comes with two petrol powertrain options, a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid engine and a 1.5-litre strong-hybrid engine. The mild-hybrid engine produces 103 bhp of power, while the strong-hybrid engine produces 116 bhp of power. The SUV can also run in a fully electric mode, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions. The SUV offers both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options, but the all-wheel drive is only available with a manual gearbox. The SUV also has a CNG option with a mild-hybrid engine, which gives a mileage of 26.6 km/kg.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider is loaded with features that make it a premium and smart SUV. Some of the features are:

  • 9-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with smartphone and smartwatch connectivity
  • Ventilated front seats with ambient lighting and paddle shifters
  • Head-up display and wireless phone charger
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, TPMS, VSC, all-wheel disc brake and 360-degree camera
  • ISOFIX child seat anchor
  • 8 years standard warranty on the battery
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider

What are the price and variants of the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider?

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider is priced between Rs 10.86 lakh and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV is available in four variants, E, S, G, and V, with different features and specifications. The SUV is a 5-seater car with ample space and comfort for the passengers. The SUV competes with other mid-size SUVs in the Indian market, such as Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, and Honda Elevate.