What Can We Expect From Toyota’s Upcoming Compact MPV?

For the Indian market, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has planned a handful of global SUVs and sharing goods (with Maruti Suzuki). The Glanza hatchback and Urban Cruiser subcompact SUV, based on the Baleno and Vitara Brezza, have already been released. Toyota’s next shared vehicles are expected to be rebadged versions of the Ciaz sedan and Ertiga MPV, according to reports. While the former is expected to visit showrooms within the next two months, the latter is expected to debut around the 2021 holiday season.

A new computer rendering shows a possible design for Toyota’s future Ertiga-based MPV. The rendered model resembles the Ertiga rather well. The chrome studded grille is replaced with a new triple-slatted chrome grille, and the silver skoped alloy wheels are replaced with dual-tone alloys. The layout and elements of the inside are likely to remain the same.

Top-tier trim will get features like the SmartPlay infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connection, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a rear parking camera. Tilt-adjust steering wheel, 60:40 split folding second row seats, 50:50 split folding third row seats, central locking, rear parking sensors, speed-sensitive door locks, twin airbags, ABS with EBD, Isofix child seat mounts, and more will be included as standard equipment.

The same 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine will power the next Toyota small MPV. The gasoline engine is expected to produce 104 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. A 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission are available.

The next Toyota MPV will most likely be available in four model levels, similar to the Maruti Ertiga. The entry-level model is estimated to cost Rs 8 lakh, while the fully-loaded trim would cost Rs 11.50 lakh. Currently, Maruti Suzuki’s small MPV is priced between Rs 7.81 lakh and Rs 10.59 lakh (ex-showroom).

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