There is strong demand for small, practical, but affordable SUVs and the Urban Cruiser ticks all the boxes, being fun, affordable and a practical compact crossover vehicle, that is perfect for hauling dogs or for your next weekend adventure.
By RUBIN VAN NIEKERK
Based on the Suzuki Vitara Brezza, it brings Toyota’s comprehensive dealer support, customer service and parts’ supply network to the party.
Perfect seat height offers easy access and enhances easy parking. A large touchscreen infotainment system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while text messages can be read out to the user, with speech-to-text functionality ensuring safe communication while driving. Bluetooth, Aux and USB inputs are also catered for and all models are equipped with the Toyota Connect telematics system which includes an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot and complimentary 15Gb data. Once linked to their profile, customers can manage their vehicle via the MyToyota App. This intuitive app allows on-demand service bookings, vehicle information and history, tracking data as well as Toyota Connect data recharge services and much more.
Occupants can access and display Google Maps, Waze and Apple Maps for navigational duty while also streaming their favourite music from apps such as Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud and JOOX.
Class-leading towing capacity ramps up the utility factor with enough power for adequate performance supplied by the naturally aspirated 1,5-litre engine.
The flagship model has keyless-entry with push start, LED headlamps, Rear Park Distance Control (PDC), automatic headlights, cruise control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers, dual 12-volt power outlets, front armrest, leather steering wheel and the inclusion of two tweeter speakers.
This practical car deserves to be test driven and offers extremely good value for money and peace of mind.