Toyota has filed a trademark for the nameplate, “Urban Cruiser Taisor”, which leads to a possibility that Toyota is looking to re-enter the Sub-Compact SUV Segment after exiting with the Urban Cruiser due to large demand that Toyota was demanding.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: What you need to know!
Toyota is expected to launch the Fronx-based SUV in November 2023 just before the festive season, and few days ago, Toyota had filed a trademarked for the “Urban Cruiser Taisor” and we believe this nameplate is for the Fronx-based SUV. If it turns out to be true, it could be the replacement for the Urban Cruiser that was discontinued in 2022. This will be the fifth model that’ll be rebadged after the HyCross was rebadged as Invicto for Maruti Suzuki.
As for the exterior design, we expect it have front change inspired from either the Hyryder, or it could take some design elements from the Glanza. The Interiors however will just be logo and software change and nothing else. In terms of Dimensions, the Toyota Taisor will measure the same as the Maruti Fronx, i.e, 3995mm in length, 1765mm in width, and 1550mm in height. It’ll feature wheelbase of 2520mm, ground clearance of 190mm, boot space of 308 litres, and Petrol Fuel Tank of 37 litres and Single CNG Cylinder of 55 litres.
|Engine||1.2-litre Dual Jet, Dual VVT||1.0-litre turbo BoosterJet Petrol engine||1.2-litre CNG|
|Power||87.29 bhp||98.69 bhp||76.43 bhp|
|Torque||113 Nm||147.6 Nm||98.5 Nm|
|Transmission Options||5-speed MT, 5-speed AMT||5-speed MT, 6-speed AT||5-speed MT|
When it comes to Powertrains, the Taisor will sport three options – Petrol, Turbo Petrol, and CNG. The 1.2-litre DualJet, Dual VVT petrol engine puts out 87.29 bhp and 113 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual and 5-speed Automatic Gearbox. The next is the 1.0-litre Turbo BoosterJet petrol engine which produces 98.69 bhp and 147.6 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. Last option is the 1.2-litre CNG producing 76.43 bhp and 98.5 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Gearbox only.
In Features, the Taisor will come with features like LED Projector headlamps, LED taillamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, analog instrument cluster, 9-inch infotainment system with Wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto, wireless charging pad, voice commands, 6-speaker Arkamy’s sound system, and height adjustable driver seat. Safety features include six airbags, 360-degree camera with rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps, heads-up display, Cruise Control, Traction Control, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Assist, ISOFIX anchorages, and Front Disc Brakes.
Lastly, the Urban Cruiser Taisor is expected to be priced from Rs. 7.8 Lakh for the entry-level variant.