2010 Toyota Urban Cruiser (European Version) review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 4 April 2009 , 13:04:21 byAngela

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Toyota Urban Cruiser (European Version)

Japanese Toyota developed a new model, the Urban Cruiser. Its dimensions are compact and urban-friendly, benefiting from state-of-the-art Toyota packaging know-how, honed in models such as iQ and Yaris. It has all the 5-seat spaciousness, practicality and load space flexibility of ingenious compact cars, reflecting the diverse lifestyles and requirements of the customers of the B-Segment from today. The new model will go on sale in May in the UK and Europe and the carmaker hopes to sell more then 25.000 units per year in Europe and 2.500 Urban Cruiser in the UK in the first full-year of sales. The new car was designed for customers who are dissatisfied with conventional B-Segment hatchbacks and want a vehicle that better expresses their individuality. The customers will include a significant number who combine an active lifestyle with a high level of environmental awareness, but who are not willing to compromise on style. The high quality interior provides 5-seat spaciousness, practicality, versatility and flexible load space, together with more comfort and refinement than is usual in the segment. Driving performance is agile, stable and firmly balanced, qualities that are further improved in the 1.4 D-4D model with AWD. The Toyota Cruiser is available with a choice of two highly efficient new engines. The first one is a 1.33-liter Dual VVT-I petrol one with Stop and Start technology capable of developing 100 BHP and the second one is a 1.4-liter D-4D diesel capable of generating 89 BHP. In terms of looks, the car features a high belt line, prominent lower doorsills and muscular wheel arches accentuate the robust stance. A body kit is available for the entire under body section. The car features a number of frontal design elements that instantly identify it as a member of the Toyota family, including a large horizontal bar integrated in the front grille, headlamps that are pulled back and outwards into the wings, a deep, sculpted front bumper with integrated fog lamps.