Toyota’s New SUV Launched at Just ₹7.73 Lakhs, Waiting Period May Increase

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has introduced its new SUV, the Urban Cruiser Tejor, as the most affordable SUV in the country. The starting price for the new Toyota Urban Cruiser Tejor is ₹7.73 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). This model is based on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza but offers similar specifications. However, Toyota has given the Tejor a unique identity with its new styling. Let’s delve into its features in detail.

Distinctive Design

The new Urban Cruiser Tejor shares dimensions with the Vitara Brezza but comes with a new front look. It features a coupe-style compact SUV design in a striking black color, with a new and bold honeycomb mesh grille adorned with the attractive Toyota logo in the center and new twin LED DRLs. The SUV also sports updated LED taillights that connect through a light bar on the boot, along with new style alloy wheels. The Tejor retains the fixed rear windshield, adding to its stylish appeal.

Infotainment and Cabin Features

The cabin closely resembles the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, featuring a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a twin-pod instrument console in the center with an MID unit. The cabin has received a new dual-tone treatment, with nearly all other features included.

Key Features

The Tejor comes equipped with an automatic climate control system, connected car technology, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 360-degree camera, head-up display, cruise control, automatic LED headlamps with DRLs, and several other features. This compact SUV also offers a 6-speaker sound system, push-button start/stop, and rear AC vents.

Engine Powertrain

Toyota has introduced the new Tejor with options of a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated and a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine. The 1.2-liter engine produces 89bhp of power and 113Nm of peak torque, while the turbocharged unit generates 99bhp of power and 148Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox for both powertrains, while the aspirated motor gets a 5-speed AMT and the turbo petrol comes with a 6-speed torque converter automatic. CNG powertrain is also available.


In the Indian market, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Tejor will compete with several sub-compact SUVs including the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

This detailed overview highlights the features and specifications of Toyota’s new Urban Cruiser Tejor, offering customers a comprehensive understanding of what this affordable SUV brings to the table.

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