Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co (AAB) launched the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser 2023 year model at an exclusive launch event attended by CEO Abdulghani Nasser al-Abdulghani, COO Abdo Sweidan, key customers and other dignitaries, a statement said.
Addressing the guests, al-Abdulghani said: “The Toyota Urban Cruise is a compact SUV designed to offer superior performance , reliability, and style to meet the evolving needs of today’s drivers."
The 2023 Toyota Urban Cruiser sports a sleek, crossover SUV-like design.
The five-seater vehicle exudes style and sophistication and features a spacious and roomy cabin with ample space for both passengers and their luggage.
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 major step on our journey toward carbon neutrality and making sustainable mobility solutions available to all, ensuring that no one is left behind.”
The vehicle owes much of its smooth acceleration and dynamic on-road performance to the new Neo Drive Powertrain, a first in the Toyota lineup. It features a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder gasoline engine and Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) that functions as both an electrified generator and motor. Combined with a compact Lithium-Ion battery, the powertrain delivers 102 hp and 135 Nm of torque, with an average fuel consumption of 19.8 km/l and is paired with six-speed automatic transmission that offers enhanced performance during low-speed and stop-start conditions.
The 2023 Urban Cruiser’s highly-rigid body and suspension, along with a 5.4m turning radius for greater maneuverability, all contribute to its outstanding handling, stability, and ride comfort. The vehicle boasts MacPherson strut-type front suspension, ensuring a smooth and secure ride with direct and linear driving dynamics. The back is fitted with a torsion beam suspension system, which provides greater stability even when cruising at high speeds or taking sharp turns.
The 2023 Urban Cruiser’s exterior is characterised by a unique crystal acrylic upper grille with premium chrome garnish. The resulting modern, advanced appearance is further enhanced by a wide lateral bar that flows from each DRL and crosses through the Toyota emblem. A wide, trapezoidal lower grille embodies the vehicle’s toughness, while the side view reveals a distinctive character line runs from the front to the rear, expressing length and presence that is complemented by 17-inch alloy wheels.
At the back, a chrome garnish connects the two combination lamps to create an advanced impression.
The new Urban Cruiser’s spacious cabin is designed for greater comfort and convenience. An outstanding field of view also immensely enhances the driver and passenger experience. Its wide instrument panel, with soft padding present throughout the interior, exudes refined elegance. The vehicle’s head-up display, 4.2-inch colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) multi-information display, along with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel equipped with audio system and vehicle operation controls, complete the driving experience .
Other impressive features include a dual-sliding panoramic roof, a 7-inch or 9-inch multimedia screen with seamless Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM integration, and a wireless smartphone charging system. Additionally, the interior offers three USB ports, a six-speaker sound system, a powerful automatic air conditioning system with rear AC vents, and 60/40 split reclining rear seats.
As with any Toyota model, the new Urban Cruiser comes complete with a comprehensive array of safety features. These 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), 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 Warning System (TPWS), and many more.
The vehicle comes in seven exterior colours - Pearl White, Metallic Silver, Metallic Grey, Pearl Red, Pearl Black, Brown Family Colour, and Speedy Blue.
Further personalisation 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 an equally stylish colour scheme. The new Toyota Urban Cruiser also comes with 17-inch wheels.