Toyota Urban Cruiser SUV recalled in India over airbag issue
Toyota has recalled 9,498 units of the Urban Cruiser SUV in India due to a possible issue with the driver-side airbag module. The units manufactured between July 28, 2020 and February 11, 2021 are said to be affected by this safety issue. Authorized Toyota dealerships will contact the owners of the affected vehicles for inspection and replacement of the faulty part free of cost.
Toyota has not provided the exact details of the recall. However, for queries, customers can contact their nearest dealer or Customer Assistance at 1800-425-0001. Notably, the Urban Cruiser is based on Maruti Suzuki's Vitara Brezza, which has not been affected by the safety issue.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser has an eye-catching design, featuring a muscular bonnet, a chromed grille with twin slats, a silvered skid plate, a wide air dam, and sleek LED headlights with DRLs. It is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, indicator-mounted ORVMs, and multi-spoke alloy wheels. A window wiper and wrap-around LED taillamps are available on the rear end of the vehicle.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.5-liter K-series petrol engine that generates 103.26hp of maximum power and 138Nm of peak torque. The mill is linked to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser has a 5-seater cabin with fabric upholstery, auto climate control, parking sensors, and a power steering wheel with cruise control. It houses a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The safety of the passengers is ensured by multiple airbags, crash sensors, an engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD, and a rear-view camera.
In India, the Toyota Urban Cruiser starts at Rs. 8.50 lakh for the entry-level Mid model and goes up to Rs. 11.35 lakh for the range-topping Premium AT trim (all prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi).