Find your fun in the Toyota Urban Cruiser

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It’s hard to find a car that has excellent manoeuvrability and a roomy interior, but this new vehicle was designed to offer both.

You like to play in the city during the week and travel to new destinations on the weekends, so you need a car that caters to both needs. With its compact exterior and spacious interior, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser was designed to fit perfectly into this type of lifestyle.

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Toyota Urban

This fun, affordable vehicle has a squared-off look and features rugged-urban-styling on the outside. On the inside, it’s all about comfort, excellent ergonomics and great exterior visibility. The upper fascia houses the large touchscreen infotainment system and ventilation outlets, and the lower section incorporates the climate control switchgear, a storage compartment and power/USB outlets.

The twin-hooded instrument binnacle features easy-to-read elliptical gauges and a multi-information display (MID). The silver trim inserts with a 3D cube-shaped motif add an element of brightness to the otherwise black interior, which includes black fabric seats.

Park and pack with ease

This vehicle’s design followed the ‘compact on the outside, spacious on the inside’ mantra. Its short overall length makes tricky city parking a breeze, yet its wider and taller body shape gives it a solid stance. The large rear tailgate provides a large aperture (to make loading items easier) and the 328-litre-litre luggage capacity can be expanded by the folding rear seats. A towing capacity of 400kg unbraked and 1100kg braked ramps ups the utility factor.

Under the hood

The Urban Cruiser is powered by a 1.5L naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine delivering 77kW and 138 Nm. Fuel consumption is 6.2L/100km, while CO2 emissions fall within the 145 to 147 g/km range. Top speed is between 165km/h (automatic) and 170km/h (manual). You have the option of a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic (depending on the grade), all driving the front wheels.

Suspension and chassis

A traditional MacPherson strut front suspension layout has been adopted with a Torsion Beam design in the rear. The vehicle is fitted with 16-inch wheels (steel versions on the entry model and alloy for the rest) that are shod with either 205-60-R16 or 215-60-R16 tyres.

Three-grade options to choose from

The entry-level Xi features:

  • Keyless entry with push start
  • Electric windows all round
  • Air-conditioning
  • Tilt-adjustable steering
  • Power-adjustable mirrors
  • LED headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Rear Park Distance Control (PDC).
  • A touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This allows you display navigation apps, for example Google Maps, Waze and Apple Maps, while streaming your music. The system can also read text messages aloud. 
  • Bluetooth, aux and USB inputs

The mid-tier Xs model adds:

  • Body-coloured door handles
  • Power retractable mirrors
  • Rear window wiper with demister function
  • Auto air-conditioning
  • Reverse camera
  • Secondary glove compartment
  • Rear armrest
  • 60:40 split backrest.

The top-of-the-range XR also has:

  • LED fog lamps
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Dual 12-volt power outlets
  • Front armrest
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Two tweeter speakers
  • A cooled storage compartment
  • Map reading lights
  • Glove box, footwell- and luggage compartment illumination.

Safety and security

These include:

  • ABS and EBD
  • Side protection beams
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • An alarm and immobiliser system.

Stay connected

All models come with the Toyota Connect telematics system which includes an in-car WiFi hotspot and complimentary, once-off 15GB data. You can also link your vehicle to the MyToyota App, which allows on-demand service bookings, vehicle information and history, tracking data, video- and music streaming and much more.

Pricing, warranty and maintenance

All models are sold with a 3-services/45 000 km service plan, and a 3-year/100 000 km warranty is also provided.

Urban Cruiser 1.5 Xi MT – R247 900

Urban Cruiser 1.5 Xs MT – R267 800

Urban Cruiser 1.5 Xs AT – R289 000

Urban Cruiser 1.5 XR MT – R294 500

Urban Cruiser 1.5 XRAT – R315 700

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