After increasing the prices in April 2023, Toyota has increased prices of HyRyder SUV once again in May 2023
Armed with first-in-segment strong hybrid tech, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara have emerged as popular options in compact SUV segment. While Grand Vitara has raced to the second spot beating Kia Seltos, Hyryder has taken a lead over Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and MG Astor. Hyundai Creta continues to be the segment leader.
High demand for Hyryder could be another reason why Toyota may have implemented the higher pricing. Hyryder currently has waiting period of up to 20 months. Toyota also provides Grand Vitara to Maruti, which puts additional pressure on supply. Toyota is working to increase production at its manufacturing facility in Bidadi, Karnataka. Across its portfolio, the company has bookings of more than 1.20 lakh units (end-March 2023).
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder new prices – May 2023
Toyota Hyryder base-spec variant has become costlier by Rs 25,000, which is also the highest price hike of any variant. With the upward price revision, the base-spec E Neo Drive variant is available at a starting price of Rs 10.73 lakh. Top-spec V Hybrid variant continues to be priced same as before, at Rs 19.74 lakh.
Hyryder new prices are now closely aligned with that of its sibling, Maruti Grand Vitara. Base-spec Vitara Smart Hybrid Sigma 1.5L 5MT is available at a starting price of Rs 10.70 lakh. Top-spec Vitara Intelligent Electric Hybrid Alpha+ 1.5L CVT variant is priced at Rs 19.79 lakh. This makes it slightly costlier than top-spec Hyryder.
With almost similar pricing, consumers have more freedom to choose the brand they might prefer. Price will have a limited role to play in terms of whether a buyer chooses Hyryder or Grand Vitara. Available features, sales and service experience and dealer-level offers will now have a larger role in influencing purchase decisions.
Latest price hike for Toyota Hyryder does not bring about any updates for the SUV. Powertrain options include a 1.5-litre K-series petrol motor with smart hybrid tech. It generates 103.06 PS of max power and 136.8 Nm of peak torque. Transmission choices include 5-speed manual and 6AT. The smart hybrid system utilizes a 12V – 6Ah lithium-ion battery pack.
Hyryder strong hybrid variants are equipped with a 1.5-litre TNGA petrol motor that makes 92.45 PS and 122 Nm. It has a 177.6 V lithium-ion battery pack that supplies power to an AC Synchronous Motor. It generates 80.2 PS and 141 Nm. Total system max power output is 115.56 PS. Hyryder strong hybrid variants offer best-in-class fuel efficiency of 27.97 kmpl. This is one of the key reasons for the popularity of Hyryder and Grand Vitara strong hybrid variants.
Hyryder is available with a CNG option as well. It uses the 1.5-litre K Series engine. When running on petrol, power and torque output is 100.6 PS and 136 Nm. When using CNG, the numbers drop to 87.8 PS and 121.5 Nm. Hyryder CNG has fuel efficiency of 26.6 km/kg when running on CNG.