Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicle new Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder launched in Kolkata

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor showcases the brand-new Urban Cruiser Hyryder in Kolkata
The first and the only ‘Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicle’ in the B SUV segment in India

  • The Urban Cruiser Hyryder to be equipped with several ‘first in segment’ features, including a Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric powertrain that delivers best in class fuel efficiency
  • Marks the entry of Toyota’s globally acclaimed Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicle (SHEV) technology in the mass segment in India, thereby fueling Toyota’s efforts of ‘Mass Electrification’

Product Highlights

• Available in two powertrains- Neo Drive and Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric powertrain the Urban Cruiser Hyryder delivers exemplary performance and best in class fuel efficiency
• The Urban Cruiser Hyryder also boasts of other best in segment features including an All-wheel Drive powertrain, Panoramic Sunroof, 17” Alloys, Wireless Charger, Heads Up Display (HUD) & 360-Degree Camera and Connected car features.
o Offered in 7 exciting Monotone & 4 Dual tone exterior colours: Monotone colours are Cave Black, Sportin Red, Speedy Blue, Enticing Silver, Cafe White, Gaming Grey, and Midnight Black. Dual tone colour option (with Black roof) is available with Cafe White, Sportin Red, Enticing Silver and Speedy blue
• Dimensionally, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder measures 4365mm in length, 1795 mm in width & 1635 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2600mm
• Bookings are open across all Toyota dealerships at Rs. 25,000. Customers can either book the car online (https://www.toyotabharat.com/online-booking/) or visit their nearest Toyota dealership
Key features of The Urban Cruiser Hyryder
I. A sense of Prestige
a. The Urban Cruiser Hyryder’s looks boast of Toyota Global SUV lineage, with bold and sophisticated styling
b. Advanced convenience features:
i. Loaded with Panoramic sunroof, Head-up Display (HUD) & a 360-degree Camera for an awesome driving experience
ii. i-Connect, Complete entertainment and smart device connected experience with 9-inch new Smart Play cast and Wireless charging
c. Upgraded Safety features:
i. 6 airbags, Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force
ii. TPMS, Cruise Control, Front Seat PT/FL, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Advanced Body Structure, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent, Rear 3-point Seatbelt and All Wheel Disc Brake
II. Toyota i-Connect- Intelligent way to stay connected
i. Loaded with Toyota i-Connect’s 55+ features
ii. Smartwatch connectivity and advanced voice control
iii. Equipped with Remote Vehicle Ignition Start/Stop, Remote AC Control, Find My Car, Stolen Vehicle Tracking, Remote Mobilizer and Vehicle Health

III. Performance features

The Urban Cruiser Hyryder is equipped with:

  • A Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric grade that comes with 1.5-litre Engine with THS (Toyota Hybrid System) & e-drive transmission, delivering engine output of 68kW & torque of 122Nm and a Motor output of 59kW & torque of 141Nm.
    Engine and Motor combined power output is 85Kw
  • With this dual power source, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder delivers ‘best in class’ fuel efficiency
  • Neo Drive grade comes with a 1.5-litre K-series engine with Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) technology, delivering an output of 75kW & torque of 135Nm
  • Neo Drive grades which are equipped with a ‘First in Segment’ All Wheel Drive (AWD), will also have an option of 5 Speed Manual Transmission & 6 Speed Automatic Transmission to choose from

IV. Technologically Loaded

Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric Technology Highlights: As a powerful and eco-advanced technology, it offers a silent and smooth drive with instant power which has numerous advantages, as listed below:
a. Ability to run on EV mode*
b. Delivers a very high fuel efficiency
c. Emission levels that are well below the specified limit
d. Advantage of no external charging required
e. Responsive power & a quieter yet sustainable drive

Kolkata 11thJuly 2022: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today premiered its recently unveiled new Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Toyota’s first Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric SUV and the first of its kind, in the B SUV segment in India. As one of Toyota’s sustainable mobility offerings, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder inherits Toyota’s global SUV lineage with its bold and sophisticated styling and advanced tech features, making it a perfect choice in the segment. The new model delivers top performance and best in class fuel efficiency along with a luxurious quiet cabin, making the new SUV a perfect match for the diverse needs of the Indian car buyer.
Showcased at a very special viewing in Kolkata, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder is based on the Advanced Body Structure and has been designed for a greener future, delivering a unique combination of exemplary dynamic performance, best in class fuel economy, quick acceleration, lower emissions, and a smooth drive.
This special viewing was graced & inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Mr. Firhad Hakim, Honorable Minister in-Charge, Department of Transport, Housing, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal. Also present at the occasion was the Guest of Honor, Shri. Dilip Mondal, Honorable Minister of State for Transport, Govt. of West Bengal, Mr. Vikram Gulati, Executive Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mr. Varinder Wadhwa, General Manager Associate, Strategic Business Unit, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, amongst other dignitaries from the Govt. of West Bengal.
Apart from the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, the special premier also showcased a range of electrified vehicle technologies, including Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric, Plug-in Hybrid Electric, Fuel Cell and Battery Electric Vehicle technology.
In-line with its global philosophy of shifting rapidly towards sustainable mobility, the latest offering from Toyota in India will be powered by an e-drive transmission with 2WD. Being a Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicle, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder is capable of running 40% of the distance and 60% of time on electric (EV) or zero emission mode*. The new model is also available with a 1.5-liter K-series engine with Neo Drive (ISG), 5 Speed Manual Transmission & 6 Speed Automatic Transmission with 2WD & a first in the segment, 4WD option.
Over the years, Toyota has constantly worked towards advancing electrified vehicle technologies in India with a focus on local procurement of electric powertrain parts, aligning with the “Make in India” initiative promoted by the Government. The company has a strong focus on rapidly embracing the shift towards sustainable mobility by bringing practical solutions, that best meets the customer needs and energy mix of the country. This in turn can result in the widespread acceptance of environment friendly technologies to create a positive impact and enhancing energy security of the country.
Sharing his thoughts at the event, Mr. Vikram Gulati, Executive Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We are proud to add yet another milestone product to our line-up of electrified vehicles in India. Over the last 25 years, Toyota in India has continuously worked towards meeting the mobility needs of consumers. Today, with over two million satisfied customers, our focus in India continues to be the introduction of advanced products that are safer and cleaner and a good match for the energy mix of the country. Achieving ‘Carbon Neutrality’ has always been the biggest challenge before us. Towards which, fighting against carbon will require multiple technology pathways and our latest offering is another step in that direction. The Urban Cruiser Hyryder offers a Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric powertrain which truly reflects Toyota’s advanced green technology. For the first time as a part of Toyota’s global alliance with Suzuki, this model will be manufactured at TKM’s plant in Karnataka. We strongly believe, this vehicle will provide a world-class motoring experience to all our customers.”
Speaking about the segment and the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Mr. Varinder Wadhwa, General Manager Associate – Strategic Business Unit, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “At Toyota, we always bring in models based on our studies on consumer preferences and industry trends. The Urban Cruiser Hyryder, the first of its kind Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicle in the segment, is aimed at delivering exemplary performance, best in class fuel efficiency, quick acceleration, and a smooth drive. Over the years, Toyota’s share has grown substantially in the SUV segments. The dominance of our premium offerings like the segment leading Toyota Fortuner, the Legender, and good acceptance of the Urban Cruiser are due to their bold and sophisticated styling backed by design inspired by Toyota’s global SUV lineage. We are confident that the Urban Cruiser Hyryder will create substantial excitement and further reinstate our presence in the coveted B-SUV segment in India with its several ‘best in segment’ features like the AWD (All Wheel Drive), Panoramic sunroof, 17” alloy, wireless charger, Heads Up Display (HUD) & 360-degree camera and connected DCM (Data Communication Module), making it the ideal choice for all automobile enthusiasts.”
On the exterior, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder boasts of LED Project Headlamp, Twin LED Daytime running lamp, side Turn Indicator, Sporty Rear Skid Plate, Wide Trapezoidal Lower Grille, Dual Tone body Colour, Unique Crystal Acrylic Upper Grille with Chrome Garnish, Sleek& Dynamic R17 Alloy wheels and LED Tail Lamp.
Dimensionally, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder measures 4365mm in length, 1795 mm in width and 1635 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. The Urban Cruiser Hyryder will be available in 7 monotone and 4 dual tone colours Cave Black, Sportin Red, Speedy Blue, Enticing Silver, Cafe White, Gaming Grey, and Midnight Black. Dual tone colour option (with Black roof) is available with Cafe White, Sportin Red, Enticing Silver and Speedy blue.
The interiors are beautifully crafted to perfectly suit the bespoke experience offered by Toyota. The new SUV in Self-charging Strong Hybrid Electric grades, have a stunning black and brown interior and Neo Drive grades boast of an all black interior, which combine to provide a stellar experience.
The front interior features come with 9” smart play cast audio, drive mode switch, Wireless charging, Leather seats with Ventilation, 360-degree camera & view, Ambient Light, Door Spot + IP Line, Head-up Display, Cruise Control, Tilt and Telescopic Steering, Hello Google & Hey Siri Voice Assistant and a Soft Touch instrument panel with premium switch. Other additional features include Reclining Rear Seats, Rear AC Vents, 60:40 Seat Split and USB Rear Points. To make the ownership experience even more awesome, Toyota offers a customised range of 66 accessories designed exclusively for the Urban Cruiser Hyryder.
Furthermore, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder is bundled with unmatched value proposition in the segment. The new B SUV offers the renowned Toyota experience through a warranty of 3 years/100,000 kilometers and an option of extended warranty of upto 5 years/220,000 kilometers, 3 years free roadside assistance, attractive financial schemes and 8 yrs/160,000 kilometers warranty on Hybrid battery.

Bookings have begun from 1st Jul 2022, for an amount of Rs. 25,000. The Toyota virtual showroom (https://www.toyotabharat.com/virtual-showroom/urbancruiserhyryder.html) enables customers to experience the ‘Urban Cruiser Hyryder’ from the comfort of their home. Now customers can seamlessly get a 360-degree external and internal view and check out all the available variants and colors, and experience the key features, including a variant-wise comparison online. It also allows customers to e-book at the click of a button through (https://www.toyotabharat.com/online-booking).

  • Under specific test conditions for SHEV
    Overview of TKM
    Company name Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
    Equity participation TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Systems Limited (Mr. Vikram S. Kirloskar): 11%
    Number of employees Approx. 6,000
    Land area Approx. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
    Building area 74,000 m2
    Total Installed Production capacity Up to 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant:
Established October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location Bidadi
Products Innova Crysta, Fortuner & Legender manufactured in India. Vellfire imported as CBU

Installed Production capacity Up to 1,00,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant:
Start of Production December 2010
Location On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Bidadi
Products Toyota Camry Hybrid & Hilux
Installed Production capacity Up to 2,10,000 units

About Post Author

Suman Munshi

Founder Editor of IBG NEWS (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018). Recipient of Udar Akash Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain Award 2018. National Geographic & Canon Wild Clicks 2011 jury and public poll winner. Studied Post Graduate Advance Dip in Computer Sc., MBA IT,LIMS (USA & Australia), GxP(USA & UK),BA (Sociology) Dip in Journalism (Ireland), Diploma in Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu Shastra & Feng Sui 25 years in the digital & IT industry with Global MNCs' worked & traveled in USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh & many other countries. Education and Training advance management and R&D Technology from India, USA, UK, Australia. Over 30 Certification from Global leaders in R&D and Education. Computer Science Teacher, IT & LIMS expert with a wide fan following in his community. General Secretary West Bengal State Committee of All Indian Reporter’s Association
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