Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor launched in India, prices start at 7.73 lakh

The new Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor is based on the Maruti Suzuki Fronx but gets its own identity with distinctive new styling and more. It is also mo
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Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor
Toyota has launched its most affordable SUV in the Indian market. It is called Urban Cruiser Taisor and it is based on Maruti Suzuki Fronx. So, both SUVs share a lot of parts with each other.
Toyota offers Taisor is offered in five variants. There is E, S, S+, G and V. The prices start at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7.73 lakh and goes up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13.03 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. 
The interior is identical to the one found on the Maruti Suzuki Fronx. So, it comes with a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, analogue dials with a digital display and much. 
There are front LED headlamps in the front with a new grille and Toyota badging. The grille is in line with other Toyota models that are currently on sale in the Indian market.
There are three powertrain options to choose from. There is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine and a CNG powertrain as well. As standard, all three engines get a 5-speed manual gearbox. 
The naturally aspirated engine will also come with a 5-speed AGS whereas the turbo petrol will get a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The CNG version only gets a manual gearbox. 
The naturally aspirated engine puts out 88 bhp and 113 Nm whereas while running on CNG, the power and torque output falls to 76 bhp and 98.5 Nm. The turbo petrol engine puts out 99 bhp and 148 Nm. 
The touchscreen infotainment on duty is the same one that is doing duty on the Maruti Suzuki vehicles. It comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well. 
For safety, there is hill hold control, ABS with EBD, six airbags, cruise control, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control and a 360-degree parking camera. 
In terms of features, there is automatic climate control, LED lighting, wireless phone charging, cruise control, heads-up display and much more.
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Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor gets a revised front end when compared to the Fronx.
Toyota has launched its most affordable SUV in the Indian market. It is called Urban Cruiser Taisor and it is based on Maruti Suzuki Fronx. So, both SUVs share a lot of parts with each other.
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Toyota has launched its most affordable SUV in the Indian market. It is called Urban Cruiser Taisor and it is based on Maruti Suzuki Fronx. So, both SUVs share a lot of parts with each other.
Toyota offers Taisor is offered in five variants. There is E, S, S+, G and V. The prices start at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7.73 lakh and goes up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13.03 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. 
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Toyota offers Taisor is offered in five variants. There is E, S, S+, G and V. The prices start at 7.73 lakh and goes up to 13.03 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. 
The interior is identical to the one found on the Maruti Suzuki Fronx. So, it comes with a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, analogue dials with a digital display and much. 
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The interior is identical to the one found on the Maruti Suzuki Fronx. So, it comes with a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, analogue dials with a digital display and much. 
There are front LED headlamps in the front with a new grille and Toyota badging. The grille is in line with other Toyota models that are currently on sale in the Indian market.
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There are front LED headlamps in the front with a new grille and Toyota badging. The grille is in line with other Toyota models that are currently on sale in the Indian market.
There are three powertrain options to choose from. There is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine and a CNG powertrain as well. As standard, all three engines get a 5-speed manual gearbox. 
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There are three powertrain options to choose from. There is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine and a CNG powertrain as well. As standard, all three engines get a 5-speed manual gearbox. 
The naturally aspirated engine will also come with a 5-speed AGS whereas the turbo petrol will get a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The CNG version only gets a manual gearbox. 
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The naturally aspirated engine will also come with a 5-speed AGS whereas the turbo petrol will get a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The CNG version only gets a manual gearbox. 
The naturally aspirated engine puts out 88 bhp and 113 Nm whereas while running on CNG, the power and torque output falls to 76 bhp and 98.5 Nm. The turbo petrol engine puts out 99 bhp and 148 Nm. 
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The naturally aspirated engine puts out 88 bhp and 113 Nm whereas while running on CNG, the power and torque output falls to 76 bhp and 98.5 Nm. The turbo petrol engine puts out 99 bhp and 148 Nm. 
The touchscreen infotainment on duty is the same one that is doing duty on the Maruti Suzuki vehicles. It comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well. 
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The touchscreen infotainment on duty is the same one that is doing duty on the Maruti Suzuki vehicles. It comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well. 
For safety, there is hill hold control, ABS with EBD, six airbags, cruise control, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control and a 360-degree parking camera. 
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For safety, there is hill hold control, ABS with EBD, six airbags, cruise control, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control and a 360-degree parking camera. 
In terms of features, there is automatic climate control, LED lighting, wireless phone charging, cruise control, heads-up display and much more.
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In terms of features, there is automatic climate control, LED lighting, wireless phone charging, cruise control, heads-up display and much more.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has introduced its most accessible SUV in the country in the form of the new Urban Cruiser Taisor. The new Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor is priced from Rx 7.73 lakh onwards (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is a subcompact SUV based on the Maruti Suzuki Fronx. Both models share the same underpinnings with the latter being a badge-engineered offering but Toyota has given the UC Taisor an identity of its own with new styling.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: Styling

The new Urban Cruiser Taisor is identical to the Fronx in proportions but get a new front for a distinctive new look. The coupe-styled subcompact SUV gets a new and bolder honeycomb mesh grille finished in gloss black, new twin LED DRLs with the imposing Toyota logo in the centre.

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The SUV also gets tweaked LED taillights that connect via a light bar on the boot, while there are also restyled alloy wheels on the model. The Taisor retains the raked rear windscreen that gives the model its stylish appearance.

Toyota Taisor
Toyota Taisor will be offered with three powertrain options.
Toyota Taisor
Toyota Taisor will be offered with three powertrain options.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: Interior

The cabin remains largely identical to the Maruti Suzuki Fronx with the 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a twin-pod instrument console with a MID unit in the centre. The cabin gets a new dual-tone treatment while nearly all other features have been carried over. On the feature front, the Taisor comes equipped with an automatic climate control system, connected car technology, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 360-degree camera, head-up display, cruise control, automatic LED headlamps with DRLs, and more. The subcompact offering also gets a six-speaker sound system, push-button start/stop, and rear AC vents to keep things comfortable.

Variants1.2-litre CNG1.0-litre BoosterJet engine1.2-litre petrol engine
E 8.7 lakh (MT)NIL 7.74 lakh (MT)
SNILNIL 8.60 lakh (MT)/ 9.13 lakh (AMT)
S+NILNIL 9 lakh (MT)/ 9.53 lakh (AMT)
GNIL 10.56 lakh (MT)/ 11.96 lakh (AT)NIL
VNIL 11.48 lakh (MT)/ 12.88 lakh (AT)NIL

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: Engine Specifications

The new Toyota Taisor is offered with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated and 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine options. The 1.2 motor produces 89 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque, while the turbocharged unit develops 99 bhp and 148 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual with both power mills, while the naturally aspirated motor gets a 5-speed AMT and the turbo petrol gets a 6-speed torque converter. There is also a CNG powertrain available.

 1.2-litre engine1.0-litre BoosterJet1.2-litre CNG
Power88 bhp99 bhp76 bhp
Torque113 Nm147 Nm98.5 Nm
Gearbox5-speed MT/5-speed AGS5-speed MT/6-speed AT5-speed MT 

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Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: Rivals

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor will compete against a host of subcompact SUVs including the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, and the Fronx. Just for comparison, prices for the Maruti Suzuki Fronx start from 7.51 lakh, going up to 9.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

First Published Date: 03 Apr 2024, 11:34 AM IST
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