Sales of Toyota Urban Cruiser
Sales of the Toyota Urban Cruiser fell to zero in October 2022, which also indicates that the compact SUV is no longer for sale. It is expected that the company will not have any plans to introduce a new generation model based on the new Brezza model. In addition, Toyota is said to be working on a new crossover based on the new Baleno / Glanza hatchback. The new crossover is expected to be launched sometime in 2023.
Maruti Suzuki will introduce a new crossover based on Baleno, internally called Maruti YTB, in the first quarter of 2023. The new Baleno Cross is scheduled to launch at the 2023 Motor Show and will be sold exclusively through the NEXA dealer network.
Toyota Cross will be an improved version of the upcoming Maruti YTB. However, the crossover will have a different front and rear design, and is likely to be inspired by the Toyota Yaris Cross.
Toyota also has a trademark on the “Taisor” nameplate in India. It is expected that the new designation will be used to name the upcoming intersection. Toyota has already begun testing the new crossover, which is expected to hit the market sometime early next year.
The new version of the Toyota Baleno Cross will be designed and developed on the lightweight Suzuki HEARTECT platform, which supports the new Baleno and Glanza.
The new Toyota crossover will likely be powered by Suzuki’s turbocharged 1.0-liter Boosterjet three-cylinder petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology.
This engine is expected to produce 100 hp and 150 Nm of torque. Transmission options will likely include a five-speed manual and automatic transmission. The crossover could also use a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with a manual gearbox and AMT.