Toyota Taysur (Maruti Fronx) SUV crossover will be launched by April 2024
After a surge in its overall sales volumes attributed to Maruti Suzuki’s badged-engineered models like the Glanza, Rumion and Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Toyota is all set to introduce its version of the Fronx compact SUV. Rumored to be called ‘Taisor’, Toyota’s own modification of the Fronx is set to debut sometime in the first quarter of 2024 – before April next year.
The information comes from Curvy wheels. With this addition, the Toyota Veronica will become the fifth model currently shared between Maruti Suzuki and Toyota. Currently, Toyota is partnering with Maruti Suzuki on the Baleno, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and Grand Vitara. Conversely, Maruti Suzuki shares the Innova Hycross with Toyota, which is marketed as Invicto through its NEXA dealership chain. This upcoming model will mark Toyota’s return to the compact SUV segment after its post-discontinuation departure of the Urban Cruiser, which is essentially a badge-designed version of the previous generation Vitara Brezza.
Similar to the Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Glanza, the Toyota-badged version of the Maruti Suzuki Bronco will show minor exterior differences. Expect a sleeker front fascia, distinctive wheel covers and alloy wheel designs, and revised headlights and taillights on Toyota’s version of the Fronex. Like the Bronx, the Toyota model will also feature LED lighting for the headlights and taillights on its top-spec versions.
The interior of the Toyota Bronx will mirror Maruti Suzuki’s offering in the compact SUV, which shares features with the Baleno. However, expect to encounter a different two-tone interior scheme on the Toyota Veronica. Additionally, similar to the Fronx, the Toyota version will boast features like a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 360-degree parking camera, head-up display, wireless charger, and six airbags in the higher-spec variants.
Toyota will also adopt the current engine options available in the Veronica in its version of the compact SUV. These engines include a 90-horsepower 1.2-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine with 5-speed manual gearbox options and 5-speed AMT gearbox options, in addition to a 100-horsepower 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 6-speed manual transmission options and options. 6-speed automatic transmission. . Furthermore, Toyota’s compact SUV is expected to offer CNG variants based on a 1.2-litre petrol engine, similar to the Fronex’s engine.
With this new model, Toyota will re-enter the competitive arena of compact SUVs, currently occupied by models like Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Veronica, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.
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