Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches its much-awaited compact SUV in India, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser

  • All-new compact SUV is powered with new powerful K-Series 1.5 litre, four-cylinder Petrol Engine with choice of seamless Manual Transmission (MT)/Automatic Transmission (AT)
  • All AT variants equipped with Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery with Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) comprising Torque Assist Function, Idle Start Stop Function, Brake Energy Regeneration Function for enhanced fuel efficiency
  • Distinct and dynamic Two-Slat Wedge Cut Front Grille with Chrome Surrounds & Grey Finish with trapezoidal bold fog area and R16 Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels for a wide and strong SUV presence
  • An LED light package comprising dual-chamber LED Projector Headlamps with dual-function LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) cum indicators, LED Fog Lamps, LED Rear Split Type Tail Lamps and LED High-mounted Stop Lamp to provide great looks and safer drive
  • Dual Front Airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Advanced Body Structure for ensuring the utmost safety of passengers
  •  Alluring and plush dual-tone Dark Brown Premium Interiors, ergonomically laid out and wide spacious cabin for added comfort
  • Complete entertainment and connected experience with Smart Playcast touchscreen audio with Android Auto/Apple Carplay and Smartphone-based Navigation and reverse parking camera
  • Rain Sensing Wipers, Cruise Control and Electrochromic Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM) to add to amazing comfort and convenience
  • In addition to top-end features, smart entry with an engine push start and stop button and Auto AC are standard features across all variants
  • All-new Urban Cruiser available in exclusive to Toyota mono-tone colour of Rustic Brown and special dual-tone colours – Rustic Brown with Sizzling Black Roof and Groovy Orange with Sunny White Roof
  • Also available in a range of other eye-catching mono-tone colours – Suave Silver, Groovy Orange, Iconic Grey, Spunky Blue and Sunny White and exciting dual-tone Spunky Blue with Sizzling Black Roof
  • Price ranges from Rs. 840,000 to Rs. 11,30,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
  • Dual Tone, available only in the premium variant of both MT & AT options, are priced at Rs. 998,000 and Rs. 11,55,000 respectively
  • The best-in-class Petrol fuel efficiency of 18.76 kmpl for the Automatic variant
  • The Urban Cruiser is backed by a superior warranty of 3 years or 1 lakh km, whichever comes earlier

MT AT GRADE Mid MT High MT Premium MT Mid AT High AT Premium AT PRICES Rs. 840,000 Rs. 915,000 Rs. 980,000 Rs. 980,000 Rs. 10,65,000 Rs. 11,30,000

Key Features of the All-New Toyota Urban Cruiser

Performance Features:

  • All-New K-Series 1.5 L, 4 Cylinder Gasoline Engine
  • Choice of MT or AT on all grades
  • All AT variants equipped with advanced Lithium-Ion Battery with ISG comprising Torque Assist Function, Idle Start Stop Function, Brake Energy Regeneration Function for enhanced fuel efficiency
  • Superior Fuel Efficiency of 17.03 kmpl (MT) and 18.76 kmpl (AT)*
  • Advanced Body Structure to ensure superior crash resiliency, higher rigidity and better Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) performance

Exterior Features:

  • Dual Chamber LED Projector Headlamps with Chrome Accents
  • Two-Slat Wedge Cut Front Grille with Chrome Surrounds & Grey Finish
  • Dual Function LED DRL & Turn Indicator in Headlamps
  • Split LED Rear Combination Lamps
  • Front LED Fog lamps with Chrome Accents
  • 16-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Gun Metal Grey Finished Roof Rails
  • Stylish Dual Tone Exterior

Safety & Security Features:

  • Dual Front Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • AdvancedBody Structure
  • Electrochromic IRVM
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Reverse Parking Camera with Display in Audio
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System
  • Anti-Pinch Driver Side Power Window

Interior Features:

  • Dual Tone Interior
  • New 17.78 cm Smart Playcast T
  • Audio (with Android Auto/Apple Carplay) and Smartphone-based Navigation
  • Premium Dark Brown Fabric Seats
  • 4 Door Speakers and 2 Tweeters
  • Front Centre Sliding Armrest with Storage
  • Combimeter Vibe Lights (5 colours)
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Upper Cooled Glove Box

Comfort & Convenience:

  • Smart Entry with Engine Push Start/Stop button
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Auto AC
  • 60:40 Split Rear Seats and Rear Seat Flip and Fold
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Outside Rear-view Mirror Electric Adjust / Electric Retract & Auto fold on Lock

Chennai , September 23, 2020: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched its youngest SUV, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser to fortify its offerings in the segment and further cater to its growing number of young customers. The Toyota Urban Cruiser is the second model to be launched in India under the global Toyota-Suzuki alliance following the emphatic success of the premium hatchback, the Toyota Glanza.

The #UrbanCruiser is designed for today’s young achievers who are aspirational and believe in the concept that #RespectStandsTall. The much-awaited compact SUV was launched in a stellar event today graced by TKM Managing Director Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura, Mr. Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President, Sales and Service and Mr. Tadashi Asazuma, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. The special guest of honour, youth icon and popular Indian superstar and singer Mr. Ayushmann Khurrana, also took part in the launch event and spoke about his inspiring journey from being a Radio Jockey to a successful actor.

The all-new Urban Cruiser will feature the new powerful K-Series 1.5 litre four-cylinder Petrol Engine and will be available in a choice of Manual Transmission (MT) and Automatic Transmission (AT) with a superior fuel efficiency of 17.03 kmpl and 18.76 kmpl respectively. The compact SUV offers all the high-end features that customers today seek in their cars. Moreover, it offers an early entry into the Toyota SUV family for the young and comes with Toyota’s famed global standards of sales and after-sales service. As always, safety is a top priority for Toyota – the Urban Cruiser offers Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD, Advanced Body Structure, Electrochromic IRVM, Hill Hold Control, Reverse Parking Camera with Display in Audio and ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System.

Sharing his views on the launch of Toyota Urban Cruiser, Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director, TKM said, “Our entry into the compact SUV space comes at a time when the segment has gained much popularity due to its body type and superior road presence thereby garnering greater connect and appeal among today’s youth. At TKM, the focus is always on delivering the best products and services to our customers who have remained loyal to the brand over the years while looking for ways to welcome more customers, particularly the youth, to the Toyota family. The launch of the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser is an important step in that direction. It is our ambition to enable more people to buy and experience a Toyota vehicle and our renowned after-sales service, which is a differentiator for us in this segment. We will continue to emphasize on introducing ever-better cars, better technologies and environment-friendly products and services. Our alliance with Suzuki allows us to surge ahead on that path while building a self-sustaining local ecosystem of suppliers and partners.”

Lanson Toyota Fortuner- Off Road Camp

How do you gauge off-road ability just by looking at the brochure? Nobody can, and that’s the whole premise of the Toyota Off-Road Camp. Off-roading can only be experienced from behind the wheel and so Lanson Toyota has pitched a 2 day camp in Chennai, at “The Farm”, in the expansive Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chemmanchery and invited their customers to have a go and experience the true go-anywhere potential of their Fortuners and Land Cruisers. After all you might not spend your days off-roading but when you do get into a traffic jam on the highway or you get stuck in the potholes filled rainy roads, it is good to know that you can take a hard left and off-road your way out of the jam or wade through three feet of water and get home even in the floods.

At the Toyota Off-Road Camp, customers and guests will be treated to a specially carved out track with a few strategically placed obstacles. And to show the drivers how to tackle the obstacles in and climb up and down everything in its way they will take the wheel and drive the Fortuner around the specially built course. This course will involve navigation and testing of the special capabilities of the SUV, some of which are highlighted here: Axle twister – which is a series of ramps that would test the suspension articulation and Active Traction Control.

If the Fortuner has one of its wheels in the air, the Active Traction Control would feed power to the wheels that are in contact to the ground.

After the kiddie stuff, the drivers had to take on the big mound, which is a 15 feet high m 40 degree incline. It’s an almost vertical climb followed by a similar descent. Here the Fortuner proved its mettle. With oodles of torque from just 1200rpm, Hill Hold Assist and Downhill Assist, the drivers could easily take on this obstacle despite looking at only the sky through the windscreen. When the drivers stopped mid-way during their climb the Hill Hold Assist held the brakes for four seconds and the instructors pointed out that we didn’t have to wrestle with the handbrake or slip the clutch to get going again. Once we got up the mound, there was another halt to engage Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and select first gear (on the automatic gearbox) in sequential.

SPECIAL FEATURE: TOYOTA OFF-ROAD CAMP mode. Mr. Arun Prasad, who is our instructor, strictly asked us to keep the foot off the brakes while going down. The Downhill Assist slowed us down and let the Fortuner descend gently without us having to worry about modulating the brake, once again demonstrating what all the tech mentioned in the catalog actually did in the real world. No splashing around The water wading trench was a test of the driver’s patience and the Fortuner’s water wading capacity, which is a massive 700mm. The big SUV was gently lowered into the water with care so as to avoid water rushing into the intake. Wade through the water slowly with a light throttle. Once we got the SUV out, we were asked to stop to let the water drain out before we set of for the Slush Pit. No particular instructions here, the key was to keep going and experience the traction of the Fortuner. Desired results for the day were achieved – big smiles and a very dirty SUV.

The machines What they meant by ‘capable’ was this. Under the Fortuner’s massive hood sits a 2.8-litre diesel mill that churns out 176bhp and 450Nm of torque available from as low as 1500 rpm. Double wishbone suspension at the front and 4-link lateral rod at the rear meant that the Fortuner could deliver a plush ride and generous amount of articulation for challenging terrain. It is equipped with Downhill Assist Control and Hill Hold Assist but what was overwhelming was to watch the Toyota Active Traction Control that sent power to the wheels that were on the ground, helping it keep moving even with one or two wheels in the air. With its 29 and 25 degree approach and departure angles, 700mm of water wading depth and a ground clearance of 220mm this is a very capable SUV. No wonder there are over one lakh customers of Toyota’s premium SUV.

Lanson Toyota Executive Director Mr. Shivanka Lankalingam who is instrumental in bringing this Off-road experiential driving to Chennai along with Ms. Vijayalakshmi – Joint Dealer Partner, Lanson Toyota ; Mr. Suresh Puloor – Regional Head South I, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., from Bangalore and Mr. Mani Narayanan – Vice President (Sales & Marketing) while addressing the gathering said :
“We are happy to share that Lanson Toyota & Toyota India has been organising new Toyota Off-Road Multi-city Camp events. Through these on-ground events, we want our customers to experience the off-roading ability of their Toyota Land Cruiser and Fortuner SUVs. Highly trained instructors accompany our customers and push them to discover the depth of capability and extreme situations that the Toyota SUVs can handle.

In the event scheduled for today and tomorrow (August 17 & 18, 2019), we have axle articulation, water wading, steep inclines, deep and slushy mud and huge potholes for customers to experience technology like Active Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist and Downhill Assist Control and the ease with which the Toyota SUVs can tackle difficult terrain. We also have Fortuners available in manual and automatic air transmission for invitees to experience the Toyota DNA and gene pool.

I take this opportunity to thank our Fortuner customers for making the Toyota SUV into the best selling and most loved vehicle in its segment.”