Toyota is gearing up for the launch of its latest addition, the Urban Cruiser Taisor, anticipated to debut early next year. Positioned as the most budget-friendly SUV in Toyota's lineup, the Taisor is expected to differ from its Maruti counterpart in various aspects. Notably, unlike the Urban Cruiser based on the Brezza, the Taisor model isn't part of the latest Brezza release range.
Drawing its roots from the Maruti Fronx, the Urban Cruiser Taisor may house a 1.2L petrol engine, omitting the turbo boosterjet. It's speculated that the Taisor might exclusively offer the standard 1.2L petrol engine with options of Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and manual transmission, while the turbo boosterjet could remain unique to the Fronx. The Taisor is likely to showcase distinct styling cues compared to the Fronx, boasting alterations to the front-end design and potentially introducing new alloy wheels. However, these visual changes are expected to be more moderate compared to shifts seen between other models like the Grand Vitara/Hyryder, yet notably significant in comparison to the Glanza/Baleno variations.
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While the interior design is predicted to maintain its current form, there could be an introduction of a fresh interior color scheme. It's anticipated that the Urban Cruiser Taisor might offer fewer trim options in contrast to the Fronx lineup. In the Maruti Fronx series, the 1.2L petrol engine has enjoyed immense popularity due to its competitive pricing and value, establishing itself as one of the top-selling small SUVs alongside the Brezza.
Upon its launch, the Urban Cruiser Taisor is expected to be priced slightly higher than the Fronx, likely attributing to a nominal price increase. Toyota's recent introduction of the new Vellfire in India demonstrates the brand's diversification, while its collaborative venture with Maruti Suzuki emphasizes their significant presence in the mass market segment.