The Toyota Urban Cruiser has gone on sale in India today and when you'll see it on the road, it won't take you long to guess that it's actually a Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza with a relatively new face. And of course! The Toyota badge will tell you which showroom to head to if it just might interest you. If you are an auto regular, you would remember that Toyota and Suzuki entered into a pact in 2019 which has provisions for both carmakers to share models, drivetrains and technologies in select markets. So just like the Glanza which is the re-badged Maruti Suzuki Baleno, even the Urban Cruiser will be retailed from Toyota dealerships. But this time around, Toyota has made a subtle attempt to give the Urban Cruiser its own identity. Well sort of! Here's is how different it actually will be from the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
So it gets a new face. Almost all changes on the outside of the Toyota Urban Cruiser are centred on its face. There's a new and bigger twin horizontal slat grille and a tweaked front bumper which make it look more imposing. However, other elements like the fog lamps and headlights along with DRLs among others are exactly what we get on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Facelift. The Profile and rear of the Urban Cruiser too remain similar to the Vitara Brezza, save for the 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels which look slightly different. In fact, the Toyota Urban Cruiser is actually what you would expect the Vitara Brezza Facelift to look like and that's not a bad thing.
Well, on the inside, the difference is merely limited to just the Toyota logo. The Urban Cruiser remains identical to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and has similar features. So the updated 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio 2.0 infotainment system has made way in the Urban Cruiser as well. The cabin too is finished in all black with silver inserts on the dashboard and doors, while the seats are draped in brown fabric.
The Urban Cruiser also gets the same 1.5-litre, four-cylinder K-Series BS6 petrol engine from the Vitara Brezza in the same state of tune, belting out 103 bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque. Just like the Vitara Brezza, the five-speed manual transmission will be standard while the four-speed torque converter unit will be optional. Even the Urban Cruiser is a petrol only model.
Safety features like dual-airbags, antilock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), rear parking sensors with rear view camera and ISOFIX child seat mounts among others is standard even on the Urban Cruiser, similar to the Vitara Brezza.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser is three variants both - Mid, High and Premium with manual and automatic gearbox while the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is offered in four variants- LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+. The automatic is offered only with the VXI, ZXI and ZXI+ trims. So the Urban Cruiser doesn't get the base variant. Prices for the Vitara Brezza start at ₹ 7.34 lakh while the VXI variant which is equivalent to base trim of the Urban Cruiser is priced at ₹ 8.35 lakh and the prices go up to ₹ 11.40 lakh for the range topping ZXI+ AT trim.
|Toyota Urban Cruiser||Prices||Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||Prices|
|N/A||LXI||₹ 7.34 lakh|
|Mid M/T||₹ 8.40 lakh||VXI M/T||₹ 8.35 lakh|
|Mid A/T||₹ 9.80 lakh||VXI A/T||₹ 9.75 lakh|
|High M/T||₹ 9.15 lakh||ZXI M/T||₹ 9.10 lakh|
|High A/T||₹ 10.65 lakh||ZXI A/T||₹ 10.50 lakh|
|Premium M/T||₹ 9.80 lakh||ZXI+ M/T||₹ 9.98 lakh|
|Premium A/T||₹ 11.30 lakh||ZXI+ A/T||₹ 11.40 lakh|
Interestingly, the base variant Urban Cruiser undercuts the base variant of the Vitara Brezza by ₹ 5000 being priced at ₹ 8.30 lakh while the range-topping Premium AT trim of the Urban Cruiser undercuts the top-end ZXI+ AT trim for the Vitara Brezza by ₹ 10,000 being priced at ₹ 11.30 lakh.