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Why Should You Buy Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Mild Hybrid Automatic? | V3Cars

Toyota have finally revealed the full prices of their first strong hybrid SUV, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder. The Hyryder price range starts from Rs. 10.48 lakh and goes to Rs. 18.99 lakh ex-showroom. The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder comes with 2 engine options – a 1.5L strong hybrid that offers a class-leading fuel efficiency of 27.97kmpl and a 1.5L mild hybrid that is already on offer in several Toyota cars. In this article, we help you decide whether you should buy the Urban Cruiser Hyryder Mild Hybrid manual or automatic.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Mild Hybrid Automatic

Here’s Why You Should Buy The Urban Cruiser Hyryder Mild Hybrid Automatic

The 1.5L mild hybrid petrol engine in the Urban Cruiser Hyryder comes with 2 transmission options — a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Urban Cruiser Hyryder mild hybrid manual variants are cheaper by Rs. 1.20 lakh than the automatic variants. However, if you have the budget, here’s why we think you should choose the Urban Cruiser Hyryder automatic over the manual.

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The 5-speed manual transmission gets shorter gear ratios and this helps the Urban Cruiser Hyryder offer peppy performance in the city. However, the shorter gear ratios have a shortcoming too. Out on the highway, the shorter gear ratios lead to the engine feeling quite strained at high speeds. At 100kmph, the 1.5L petrol engine revs a shade under 3000rpm with the 5-speed manual. A high revving engine not only leads to a loss of fuel efficiency but also refinement levels inside the cabin as well.

The 6-speed automatic, on the other hand, helps the Urban Cruiser Hyryder cruise with the engine spinning at 2250rpm. Hence, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder automatic offers a more relaxed driving experience on the highway while also returning impressive fuel efficiency.

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While most car owners these days prefer an automatic for city driving, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder mild hybrid automatic may not meet your expectations in terms of fuel efficiency. Like every other torque converter automatic transmission in the market, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder also gets fluid coupling that is not efficient in stop and go traffic. 

Hence, if you see yourself spending more time in city traffic than out on the highways, we recommend you to check out the Urban Cruiser Hyryder mild hybrid manual or the Urban Cruiser Hyryder strong hybrid. But for all other intents and purposes, the mild hybrid automatic should serve you well.

Also Read: Why Should You Buy Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Strong Hybrid?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.

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