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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder | Hybrid Highness

Toyota aspires to position itself firmly with its first-in-class hybrid technology


Efficiency,Ride Comfort


Performance , Boot Space


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Toyota has managed to keep the design language of the Hyryder quite minimalistic yet distinctive; perhaps that will lure the family-centric audience. On the front, it gets a rather different sporty element with a carbon fibre-like finish, with twin-LED DRLs infused beside it to give it a peculiar look. The LED projector headlamp is mounted on the lower portion of the bumper, which eliminates the need for extra housing for the fog lamps. Well, we haven’t driven it at night, so I would keep my judgment on the lamps’ effectiveness.

Toyota has managed to excel with its rivals in terms of dimensions. It is one of the longest in its class, with 4365mm in length. However, it is not the widest. It sits somewhere in the middle when it comes to width. However, the wheelbase of 2600mm is slightly less than its competitors. Looking from the sides, you won’t find any cuts and crises, but you will admire the big rear quarter glass and a chrome strip running across the window panels. The roof rails are non-functional, and black cladding runs across the length of the car, giving it a rugged look. The alloy wheels of 17-inch look decent and give the Hyryder a proportional stance.

The rear section is quite unique and elegant. It gets dual C-shaped LED tail lamps and a large thick chrome section running across the length of the tailgate. Just like the front, the reverse parking indicators and reflectors are mounted on the lower section of the rear bumper. All-in-all, the Hyryder SUV looks imposing and stylish, especially in this dual-tone blue-black colour.

TopGear Magazine May 2024