Car review: Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.33 VVT-i — road test — BBC Top Gear

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Toyota Urban Cruiser


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In a faraway land called Toyota owns a youth called Scion. Scion are pointy and boxy and marketed to kids with giant and disturbingly white teeth. In we don’t have Scion. But now we this, the Urban Cruiser.

It is after the long-lost seventh of the Village People, and is heavily on the smallest Scion, the xD, which is in based on the Japan-only Toyota which is in turn based on the The Cruiser is another entrant the increasingly segmented city class, a territory roughly by the Citroen C3 Picasso, Kia Soul, SX4 and the Mini. It’s a bit longer the Yaris and it seats five at a It looks interesting and blocky. It like it might appeal to with huge allowances and white teeth.

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Despite its provenance and exterior, the Urban Cruiser remains un-yoofy. Slide into the and — with the exception of a single-dial display for speed and — it’s standard dullitude, a blanket of black far removed from the bright, interiors of the Soul or C3 Picasso (or for that matter, Toyota’s own a claustrophobic cubicle amplified by the glasshouse. With the exception of the seats — which are short of depth and perch you far too doubtless to amplify the impression of — there’s nothing to about, just nothing to the ‘interesting’ box.

The engines are similarly excitement-shy: a petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel, transplanted from the Yaris and to six-speed manual boxes. The will be available in the UK with drive and stop-start technology, the diesel gets four-wheel and a slightly raised ride Both engines sit firmly at the end of the spectrum, providing just enough shove to get up to motorway while wholeheartedly resisting any to rev hard. Such is its lack of that chucking the Urban into corners feels sadistic: despite less than you might expect a tall car on a short wheelbase, a strange disconnectedness between and rear wheels. Around at least, the Urban Cruiser for easy, stress-free progress, but expect a whole lot of youthful

If all that wasn’t enough to virile young upstarts, the list price will be the nail: in the UK, we’ll get a single version of the Urban Cruiser though equipped with of electronic frippery, starts at a £14,500 for the petrol, rising to for the diesel. If you can live without drive — and really, you can that sort of money you a lot of C3 Picasso. A happy luxury our cousins don’t have.

Toyota Urban Cruiser
Toyota Urban Cruiser
Toyota Urban Cruiser
Toyota Urban Cruiser

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