2023 Toyota Urban Cruiser revealed in Saudi Arabia
Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, the authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia, unveiled the 2023 Toyota Urban Cruiser, the latest addition to Toyota’s growing compact SUV lineup in the Kingdom. The all-new five-seater compact SUV offers fuel efficiency, a spacious interior and advanced features.
Toyota Urban Cruiser engine specifications
The 2023 Urban Cruiser features a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a New Neo Drive Powertrain that supports decreasing fuel consumption with a fuel economy of 19.8 km/l (5.1 l/100 km) and an integrated starter generator (ISG), which functions as an electrified generator and motor.
The vehicle delivers 101 hp and 135 Nm of torque, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that offers enhanced performance during low-speed and stop-start conditions.
Mazin Ghazi Jameel, Managing Director of Toyota Marketing Operations, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, said, “We are proud to unveil the 2023 Urban Cruiser in Saudi Arabia, a meticulously crafted crossover SUV that addresses the growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles in the Saudi market. This launch will enable us to deliver value and exceed the expectations of our guests.”
The 2023 Urban Cruiser has a 5.4-meter turning radius for greater maneuverability. In addition, the vehicle boasts MacPherson strut-type front suspension, and the back is fitted with a torsion beam suspension system, which enhances stability.
Kei Fujita, Chief Representative, Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, commented: “The Middle East launch of the new Urban Cruiser marks the arrival of yet another premium vehicle with all the advanced features and adaptability Toyota’s customers have come to expect.
“The versatile Urban Cruiser can effectively cater to any number of unique driving experiences, all while guaranteeing dynamic performance and greater fuel efficiency thanks to the new Neo Drive Powertrain. This eco-friendly powertrain represents another important step on our journey toward carbon neutrality and making sustainable mobility solutions available to all, ensuring that no one is left behind.”
Fujita added: “I would like to express my gratitude to our customers in the region, whose constant support serves as a powerful motivation to create ever-better cars.”
The exterior of the compact five-seater is characterized by a unique crystal acrylic upper grille with premium chrome garnish. The design is further enhanced by a wide lateral bar that flows from each daytime running lamp (DRL) and crosses through the Toyota emblem.
The trapezoidal lower grille is reminiscent of the Fortuner, and a distinctive character line runs from the front to the rear. The vehicle’s 17-inch alloy wheels complement its overall appearance, while a chrome garnish at the back connects the two combination lamps.
Toyota Urban Cruiser interior features
The spacious cabin offers comfort and convenience, with a good field of view. It gets a wide instrument panel with some soft padding throughout the interior. In addition, the vehicle’s head-up display, 4.2-inch colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) multi-information display, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel equipped with an audio system and vehicle operation controls all make for a seamless driving experience no matter where the road takes you.
With a dual-sliding panoramic roof and a 7-inch or 9-inch multimedia screen, the vehicle comes with seamless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and a wireless smartphone charging system. The interior offers a dual-sliding panoramic roof with three USB ports, a six-speaker sound system, a powerful rear AC vent and 60/40 split and reclining seats.
The 2023 Urban Cruiser also comes in seven exterior hues: Pearl White, Metallic Silver, Metallic Grey, Pearl Red, Pearl Black, Brown Color, and Blue. Further personalization is made possible with the addition of several dual-tone variants – Pearl Black can be combined with Pearl White, Metallic Silver, Pearl Red or Speedy Blue.
The vehicle’s interior features mono-tone Black and dual-tone Black, and Bordeaux options. The new Toyota Urban Cruiser also comes with 17-inch wheels.
Safety features include six SRS airbags (front airbags for the driver and passenger, side airbags for the front seats, and side-curtain airbags for the front and rear seats), 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts for all, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control (TRC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Rear Parking Sensors, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and many more.