Toyota teases new SUVs to take on Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, production to begin this year

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Just hours after Toyota and Maruti Suzuki announced that they are working on two new SUVs (same car with different branding), Toyota has revealed the first teaser of the new SUV. The new SUV will take on popular compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Tata Harrier. Earlier reports suggested that Toyota will name the SUV ‘Hyryder’ and now the new teaser seems to almost confirm it.

Toyota released a tweet with a video of the new SUV. The short clip doesn’t make you much but we do get a glimpse of the front grille of the SUV. Apart from this, we also get a good look at the taillights. Going by the previous reports, we understand that the Toyota Haider will come with a hybrid powertrain, which also inspires the ‘Hi’ in Haier.

In the tweet, Toyota India said, “HY There. Wouldn’t you agree that this is #HYTime, our drive to keep up with the times? Stay tuned.
#HybridLife #ToyotaIndia #ItsHYTime”

The headlamp cluster of the Hyryder will be placed below the daytime running LEDs. The DRLs are quite sleek and are placed high on the front. Toyota also highlighted the ‘hybrid’ badge under the ORVMs.

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At the rear is a thick chrome bar that runs horizontally from one end to the other. The tail lamps form an inverted Cs at the rear and rest neatly on the tailgate.

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota announced that they will be introducing the next car under their partnership in India. This will be the third pairing after Baleno-Glanza and Brezza-Urban Cruiser. However, this new model will be developed at Toyota’s Bidadi plant. Its production will start in August.

Companies will play a bigger role on the hybrid part. The SUV is expected to be launched in two hybrid variants. The cheaper variants will get a mild-hybrid setup from Maruti Suzuki, while the top variant will get Toyota’s full hybrid setup. The hybrid offering is expected to encourage buyers to shift their focus away from SUVs like the Creta, Seltos and Harrier. We can expect more details about the car before it is revealed.

Toyota teased new SUVs to rival the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, production to begin this year first appeared on BGR India.



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