The Toyota Urban Cruiser High Rider mid-size SUV is set to launch in India on August 16, 2022. Toyota launched it in the market to compete with the Hyundai Creta, which is currently dominating the segment. Also, it will compete with Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushak, Volkswagen Taigun, MG Aster and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara in the segment. Bookings for Toyota Haider have already started at Rs 25,000. It is co-developed under the partnership of Toyota and Maruti Suzuki.
1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine
Toyota’s Urban Cruiser Highrider will get the segment’s first mild-hybrid petrol engine. It is the first model in the segment to get all-wheel-drive in the mild-hybrid variant. The High Rider is powered by a 1.5-litre engine mated to an E-Drive transmission. Its engine output is 68 kW and it is capable of generating 122Nm of peak torque. Its motor output can generate 59 kW of power and 141Nm of torque. Both motors together are capable of producing 85 kW of output.
Exterior of Toyota Highrider
Talking about the exterior of this compact SUV from Toyota, it has been given a dual-tone color. That is, you will be able to buy it in red + black or blue + black combination. It is likely that it will be available in many color options at launch. It gets a larger bonnet, chrome strip, split LED DRLs and a larger air dam. Wraparound tail lamps are found at the rear. The SUV gets an all-new design of dual-tone alloy wheels. It is longer than the typical urban cruiser.
Interior of Toyota Highrider
Talking about the interior of the car, it will get a dual-tone finish. The dashboard features soft-touch leather. You will find features like free-standing touchscreen infotainment, HUD and panoramic sunroof in this mid-size SUV. Also included are rear AC vents, climate control, wireless Apple CarPlay and touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, power driver’s seat, digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, connected car technology and 360-degree camera. Urban Cruiser.. Just like we saw the new Brezza which was launched a day ago.
Toyota Highrider Safety
The Toyota Urban Cruiser Highrider gets 6 airbags, ABS traction control with EBD, hill hold and hill start assist. Besides, 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounting points, three-point seat belts for both rows and adjustable headrests also come as safety features. Almost the same features are offered in New Brezza as well. The company is yet to reveal its price, but according to reports it will be priced between 10 and 16 lakh.