With aim to tap the growing mid-size SUV segment, Toyota Kirloskar Motor will bring in a new model in the coming months. Internally known as D22, the new Toyota SUV will make its debut in June and its launch will happen before this year’s festive season. Interestingly, it will be the first production model that will be designed and developed under Toyota and Suzuki partnership. While the carmaker remains tight lipped about the upcoming SUV, a fresh media report claims that it will be named Toyota Hyryder.
Designed for the specific markets, the Toyota Hyryder is reported to be offered with the 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine borrowed from the global-spec Yaris Cross Hybrid. The motor will be paired to a battery pack and a 59kWh electric motor. Its combined power output will stand around 114bhp. While the petrol unit will deliver torque around 120Nm, the electric motor will return 141Nm. It can run on both hybrid and pure EV modes.
On Toyota Yaris Cross, the hybrid powertrain delivers a claimed fuel efficiency of over 26kmpl. The new Toyota SUV will also be made available with the 1.5L petrol engine. Both manual and automatic gearboxes are likely to be on offer. The Toyota Hyryder SUV will underpin the heavily localized version of the brand’s TNGA platform that will help achieve competitive pricing. Its production will take place at Toyota’s Bidadi plant near Bengaluru. Read: New 2022 Toyota Innova – Shorter, Petrol-Hybrid Engine, No Diesel
The carmaker might equip its new mid-size SUV with lots of advanced goodies including connected car tech, a 360 degree camera, Head-Up Display (HUD), wireless smartphone charging, a sunroof, wireless charging, a digital instrument cluster and more. Rumour has it that the new Toyota SUV could be offered with ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) suite.
Design-wise, the new Toyota Hyryder SUV will look different from Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming mid-size SUV. Though, both models will share platform and design elements. In fact, the powertrain setup will remain the same.