Toyota has been crossover crazy this 2020. So far, the Japanese automaker has already launched three new models: the Yaris Cross, the Corolla Cross, and the Venza/Harrier. The thing is, they're not quite done with launching more of them just yet. The Japanese automaker is set to reveal another crossover this year – the Urban Cruiser.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser will be making its global debut in India and will go up against the likes of the Nissan Magnite and the Kia Sonet. That being said, it will be a compact crossover, similar to the Yaris Cross launched earlier this year.
At the moment, Toyota India has not confirmed details about the Urban Cruiser just yet. Meanwhile, the lone teaser photo only shows the crossover’s silhouette and the Toyota badge on the grill. However, reports from Indian news sites do say that it will essentially be a rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. For reference, the Vitara Brezza was recently updated last April, giving it a more modern styling complemented by sportier design cues.
For reference, the Vitara Brezza in India measures in at 3,995mm long, 1,790mm wide, and 1,640mm tall with a 2,500mm wheelbase. Under the hood, it uses a 1.5-liter gasoline engine which produces 105 PS and 138 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission. Should the Urban Cruiser be a rebadged Suzuki, expect it to feature the more or less the same specs.
There is no word as to when the Toyota Urban Cruiser will debut. However, they did say more details about the small crossover will be announced when the car launches in the days or weeks to come.
With the Urban Cruiser set to debut in India, the question now is will the Philippines get it as well. We already learned that the Corolla Cross will debut in the Philippines later this year. However, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has no true B-segment crossover offering just yet. The question now is whether we will get the Urban Cruiser or the Yaris Cross. What do you think TMP should bring in?