Toyota Urban Cruiser

Toyota Urban Cruiser ( since 2009)

The Toyota Urban Cruiser is a car model of the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota, which is designed with a length of 3.93 meters as a small sport utility vehicle. The available since 2007 models of the Toyota is the second generation of the Scion xD are almost identical. Technically, the five-door hatchback share a floor assembly with the Toyota Yaris / Toyota Ractis. The Urban Cruiser is positioned since its launch on April 25, 2009 in Europe below the RAV4. The main competitors in this segment are the Daihatsu Terios and Suzuki SX4.


As early as 2006 a study by the same Toyota's European Design Centre presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Striking fact is the matte, bright green paint, strongly curved wheel arches, two glass roof elements and accommodated in the wide C-pillar rear door handles. High Points and with the rear window visually matching tail lights, dual exhaust tips and an indicated underride protection at the front and rear are additional features. In the interior there is a patch, green center console and an irregularly shaped steering wheel. Two years later, Toyota also introduced in Geneva a very near-series concept car, which hardly differed at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris presented series model from 2008.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Concept 2008

Rear view

Design and equipment

Optical accepts the five-seat Urban Cruiser from the first study, flared wheel arches, the wide C-pillar and the shape of the headlights. The rear lights are now below and the side view is traversed by a light edge above the door handles. Technically, there is by default a front-wheel drive, a four wheel drive system from the RAV4 is offered at an additional cost. This is designed stresses, and drives front only when necessary, the rear wheels of up to 50 % of the available engine power. In the interior there is an unusually designed instrument cluster and a round main instrument with electro- chromatic pointers for speed and speed. The silver center console stands out in color and form, from the dashboard and acts freely floating. The variability differs depending on the drive. The front-wheel drive has a movable and folding rear bench seat and a boot volume 305-749 liters. The back seat of the four-wheel version can be folded in two stages, but not move, and the maximum volume is 656 liters here.


As a diesel engine, the revised 1.4 D- 4D comes with a particulate filter from the Yaris used. This makes 66 kW (90 hp) and has a maximum torque of 205 Nm at 1800-2800 min -1. The average consumption is 4.9 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions amounts to 130 g / km. The diesel is combined with the all-wheel drive and gets a six-speed manual transmission. The newly developed gasoline engine has 1.33 liter engine, front-wheel drive and variable valve timing (Dual VVT -i). It delivers 74 kW (101 hp) and has a maximum torque of 132 Nm at 3800 min -1. The comparatively low consumption of 5.5 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 129 g / km are achieved thanks to a six-speed circuit and standard start-stop system.