Toyota and Maruti Suzuki are in an arrangement to share car models. In this collaboration, the former shall re-brand cars and sell through its network. We have see the Maruti Baleno re-badged as Toyota Glanza and the Vitara Brezza as the Toyota Urban Cruiser. There shall also be the Maruti Ciaz, rebadged as the Toyota Belta sometime later this year. Now, there have been spy shots captured of the upcoming EV by Toyota, based on the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R electric, which is in the making.
Toyota Hyryder EV Design
The spy pics show that the new Toyota EV, rumoured to be called the Toyota Hyryder, looks different from the Wagon R. Toyota has recently registered the trademark for it. The front fascia is re-done altogether with split headlamps, similar to the Hyundai Venue and Tata Harrier / Safari. This makes it look sleeker. The alloy wheels are borrowed from the Ignis. The rear portion also is changes quite a bit. The tail lamps are blackened units and the bumper houses vertical reflectors. There are no exhaust pipes to be seen, thus confirming it to an electric car.
Toyota Hyryder EV interiors
The interior theme is black and beige while the dashboard and steering wheel are identical to the Wagon R. The automatic climatic control unit gets a digital display and and the instrument cluster is also updated. Rest of the elements are same as the Wagon R. There will be no change in the space, however, expect the rear floor to be a bit higher, to accommodate the battery.
Toyota Hyryder EV Specifications
The Toyota Hyryder is expected to have a a 72 volt electric drivetrain and a 20 kWh Lithium-ion battery same as the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV. A range of about 200-250 km on a single charge is expected to be offered.
Toyota Hyryder EV Price and Launch Date
The price of the Toyota Hyryder is expected to be under Rs. 10 lakhs. It may be launched in early 2020. This may turn out to be a shot in the arm for Toyota, as it will be their first fully electric offering.