Toyota has announced pricing for all the variants of Toyota Hyryder ranging from Rs 10.48 lakh-17.19 lakh (ex-India showroom). Pricing for the powerful hybrid model and the top-spec V automatic mild hybrid model was announced on September 9th. Hyryder already has a reservation for Rs 25,000.
Comparing the prices of the Hyryder and Grand Vitara by variant, Toyota’s mild hybrid manual variant is Rs 3,000-50,000 more expensive, and the mild hybrid automatic variant is Rs 8,000-20,000 more expensive. However, Hyryder’s powerful hybrid variant is cheaper than the Grand Vitara with a flat price difference of Rs 50,000.
This price fluctuation is due to each brand taking the price advantage of its own technology, along with Suzuki’s mild hybrid system and Toyota’s powerful hybrid system.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: Design
The mild-hybrid and strong-hybrid variants of the Toyota Hyryder look identical to each other, but have ‘hybrid’ badges on the doors and tailgate. Hyryder’s dashboard is similar in layout to other new Maruti Suzuki and Toyota models such as the Baleno, Glanza and Brezza. Toyota has opted for an all-black interior theme for their mild hybrid models, while the powerful hybrid models use a black and brown scheme.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: Mild Hybrid Powertrain
Hyryder’s mild-hybrid variant uses Maruti Suzuki’s 1.5-liter K15C engine, which is also seen in models such as the new Brezza, XL6 and Ertiga. Dubbed ‘Neo Drive’, the motor produces 103 hp and 137 Nm of torque and is paired with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is only available as an option on the top-spec V trim of the Mild Hybrid with a 5-speed manual transmission. While not the first midsize SUV to have AWD (the now-discontinued Renault Duster had an AWD option for a while), it now comes second in its class with the Maruti Grand Vitara.
Derived from Suzuki’s AllGrip Select, Hyryder’s AWD system offers four driving modes: Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock, plus descent control. In automatic mode, two-wheel drive (front wheels) is standard and transmits power to the rear wheels in case of skidding. Sport mode not only activates throttle response, but also transmits power to the rear wheels for better handling. In snow mode, the system transmits a measured amount of power to all wheels to maintain stable driving conditions. Lock is a subset of Snow and can only be used with the latter. It transmits power to all four wheels with a front-to-rear distribution ratio of close to 50:50. You can read more here.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: trim and equipment
The Hyryder is available in four trims: E, S, G and V. A mild hybrid powertrain is available in all four trims, while a powerful hybrid powertrain is only available in the S, G and V trims. As mentioned earlier, AWD is available exclusively with a mild hybrid V manual variant as an option.
In the highest specification, Hirider is equipped with features such as a panoramic sunroof and a 360-degree camera. Click here for a detailed breakdown of variants and features.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: Warranty Details and Competitors
The Toyota Hyryder comes with a 3-year/1,00,000 km warranty, extendable to 5 years/2,20,000 km. The Japanese automaker also offers an 8-year/1,60,000 km warranty on its powerful hybrid battery.
Toyota Hyryder’s main rivals are the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor and Nissan Kicks.