Toyota is developing a new seven-seater SUV inspired by its Urban Cruiser Hyryder, aiming to compete with popular rivals such as the Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector Plus, and Hyundai Alcazar. Here’s a detailed breakdown of everything we know so far about this exciting new vehicle.

Exterior Design

The upcoming Toyota 7-seater SUV is expected to have a strong resemblance to the Hyryder, especially in the front fascia. Key design elements include:

  • Front Fascia: A larger grille with slightly tweaked bumpers finished in carbon black.
  • Side Profile: An upright roof to accommodate a third row, increasing overall dimensions. It will also feature new 18-inch alloy wheels, thin wheel arches, and door claddings.
  • Rear Profile: New connected tail lamps, a flat tailgate, and a gloss black finished roof spoiler.

 

Interior Features

Inside, the SUV will likely share similarities with the Hyryder but with several updates:

  • Central Console: The manual handbrake will be replaced by an electric parking brake.
  • Displays: New 10.25-inch displays for both the infotainment system and the digital instrument cluster.

 

  • Seating and Upholstery: Refreshed leather seat upholstery, a dual-tone cabin treatment, and a panoramic sunroof. Third-row AC vents are expected to be positioned beneath the quarter window, with captain seats in the second row for added comfort.

 

Engine and Performance

The SUV is expected to offer engine options similar to those in the HyCross lineup:

  • 2.0 L Petrol Engine:
    • Power: 173 BHP
    • Torque: 209 NM
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual and 7-Speed CVT Gearbox

 

  • 2.0 L Petrol Hybrid Engine:
    • Power: 183 BHP
    • Torque: 206 NM
    • Transmission: eCVT Gearbox

 

Advanced Features

The new Toyota 7-seater SUV is anticipated to come packed with advanced features, including:

  • Front ventilated powered seats
  • Wireless charging
  • Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • 360-degree surround view camera

 

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Hill descent control
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Ambient lighting

 

Expected Launch and Competition

While specific details are yet to be confirmed, the SUV is expected to launch in India in 2025. With an anticipated price tag around ₹15 lakhs, it will compete with:

  • Hyundai Alcazar
  • Kia Carens
  • Tata Safari
  • MG Hector
  • Mahindra XUV700

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