The Urban Cruiser made its official debut today at the Paris Auto Show. Sales will begin in May 2009 and Toyota hopes to sell 30,000 units a year.
The Urban Cruiser has a length of 3,930 mm, a wheelbase of 2,460 mm and cargo capacity of 314 litres or 749 litres with rear seats
It is offered in two versions: 2WD model equipped with sliding, reclining and fold-down mechanisms similar to the RAV4 seating system and AWD model featuring reclining seats and the double fold down system.
It will be launched with a choice of two extremely fuel efficient and clean engines: a re-engineered 1.4-litre D-4D engine (90 hp for both the AWD and 2WD versions) and a brand new 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine (100 hp) with Stop & Start system. Both drive a new 6-speed manual transmission that delivers an optimum combination of
driving pleasure and class-leading fuel efficiency.
Toyota introduces a new Stop & Start system with the launch of the Urban Cruiser, further enhancing its top-class environmental performance. This advanced Stop & Start system comes standard with the 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol unit. The 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol engine with Stop & Start system has a CO2 emissions level of just 130g/km.