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Meet the Toyota Fr…. erm, I mean, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor. With prices ranging between Rs 7.73 lakh to Rs 12.87 lakh (ex-showroom), the Urban Cruiser Taisor (damn these long names) is actually Rs 23,000 dearer than the car it is based on — the Maruti Suzuki Fronx. The Taisor enters a segment that’s already jam-packed, competing against the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, and of course, its badge-engineered sibling as well.

The grille is similar to the Rumion’s

So what’s different in the Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor? While the headlamps and DRLs appear to be the same, the Taisor gets a different nose, featuring a grille with trapezoidal mesh treatment similar to what one can see on the Rumion. The 16-inch double-spoke alloy rims are new, and at the rear, the tail lights have been tweaked and get a different LED signature.

While the interior layout has also been carried over from the Suzuki, the Taisor gets fresher interior upholstery. While the lower variants make do with a 7-inch infotainment touch screen, the top-end variants offer you a larger 9-inch unit, along with the Arkamys sound system. The Taisor also offers kit such as cruise control, powered ORVMs, climate control, anti-pinch function for the driver window, push-button start, keyless entry, hill-hold assist, six airbags, wireless smartphone charging, rear A/C vents, a head-up display, and a reverse parking camera among other things. The steering is adjustable for rake and reach only on the G and V variants.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor gets dual-spoke alloys

Under the hood, the Toyota Taisor gets the same powertrains as the Fronx, as well as the same transmission options too. A 1.2-litre nat-asp petrol producing 89 bhp and 11.53 kgm of torque can be paired with either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT, while the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit puts out 99 bhp and 15.09 kgm, and it can be opted with either the five-speed manual, or a six-speed torque converter automatic.

The tail lamps receive a new DRL signature

We suspect things will not be too different when it comes to driving, but let’s wait for a review to confirm our thoughts.