Get ready for Toyota’s exciting new launches in India, from the Urban Cruiser Taisor compact SUV to the next-gen Fortuner
Toyota is gearing up to rock the Indian automotive scene with some exciting new launches. From compact SUVs to full-size SUVs, Toyota is leaving no stone unturned to meet the diverse needs of Indian car buyers and enthusiasts. The Japanese car giant has lined up a few gems for our market. Whether you’re eyeing a compact SUV, a luxurious minivan, or a rugged full-size SUV, Toyota has something special in store.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s coming our way:
1. Urban Cruiser Taisor
Toyota is planning to re-enter the sub-4-metre SUV market space soon, this time with a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Fronx. The Toyota-badged model is expected to be named “Urban Cruiser Taisor” based on a trademark filed by the manufacturer. Expect minimal exterior changes, a familiar dashboard, and upholstery tweaks.
Under the hood, you’ll find either a 1.0L turbo-petrol or a 1.2L petrol engine, both available with manual and automatic transmission options.
2. Next-Gen Toyota Fortuner
The iconic Toyota Fortuner is gearing up for a generation change, and the anticipation for the new model is extremely high. The upcoming third-generation Fortuner is expected to have its global unveil in 2024, and it will arrive in India soon after.
The big news is the introduction of a 48V mild-hybrid system to the 2.8L diesel engine, enhancing fuel efficiency by approximately 10%. With stricter emission norms in play, this electrified powertrain will be a game-changer.
3. Toyota Corolla Cross 7-seater
Toyota is set to introduce the Corolla Cross SUV in India but with a twist. Unlike its global counterpart, the Indian version will be a 3-row/7-seater SUV. To achieve this, Toyota will extend the wheelbase, currently at 2,640 mm. The TNGA-C platform will undergo modifications to accommodate this transformation, possibly accompanied by distinctive front and rear designs compared to the 5-seater model.
This move aims to introduce a new 7-seater SUV segment below the Fortuner, challenging models such as the Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, and Tata Safari. Engine options are expected to mirror the Innova Hycross, including a 2.0-litre petrol unit and a 2.0-litre strong hybrid petrol unit, while a diesel option remains unlikely.