This compact crossover is also available with the more power – 100bhp from the 1.3-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine. This variant is equiped with stop/start technology which helps maximise fuel efficiency. When the vehicle is stationary, perhaps at traffic lights, the engine switches off. It then automatically springs to life when the clutch is engaged.
The Urban Cruiser is only available with a single equipment grade. Specification includes 16-inch alloy wheels, bluetooth connectivity, six-speaker audio system, leather steering wheel, reclining rear seats, automatic air conditioning, keyless entry, push-button start, rear privacy glass, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
Toyota aim to sell 2,500 vehicles in the UK during the first year. The target demographic is motorists in their 30's and 40's who 'combine an active lifestyle with a high level of environmental awareness'. In other words, fashion conscious town dwellers who can't justify the enormous Land Cruiser.
Prices for the Toyota Urban Cruiser range from £14,500 to £16,400.