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New Toyota mid-size SUV international debut on July 1, 2022 | Autocar India

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New SUV from Toyota will get a full hybrid powertrain and also will see a Maruti model after a while; its value will probably be introduced later this yr.

The all-new Toyota midsize SUV (Codename: D22) will see a worldwide debut in India on July 1, 2022.  This new SUV may even spawn a Maruti Suzuki model (Codename YFG) that may see the sunshine of day a little bit later. The brand new Toyota D22 SUV will go on sale across the festive season this yr.

  • Toyota D22 SUV to rival Creta, Seltos
  • Shall be proven on July 1, 2022, for the primary time
  • To get a full-hybrid petrol powertrain

As reported by us earlier, the Toyota D22 mid-size SUV will probably be constructed at Toyota’s Bidadi Plant quantity 2 in Karnataka and also will be equipped to Maruti Suzuki, which can promote it with its personal advertising and marketing identification by way of Nexa dealerships. Whereas Toyota will take the wraps off its model of the SUV subsequent month, sources inform us the Maruti’s rival to the Creta will probably be revealed a little bit later.

Toyota, Maruti midsize SUVs to be constructed on Toyota platform

Whereas Toyota and Maruti have some merchandise in frequent (albeit with some modifications) which were on sale for a while, this would be the first occasion of a correct joint growth venture between the 2. Each SUVs will probably be constructed round a modified and closely localised model of Toyota’s TNGA-B (or DNGA) modular monocoque platform. They may produce other frequent bits just like the engine, full-hybrid know-how, and a few exterior and inside parts, amongst others. Nevertheless, they may even have their distinct identification and could have distinctive entrance and rear styling.

Toyota will provide the hybrid methods for the SUVs, that are anticipated to return with two petrol engine choices. The lower-spec engine can be a mild-hybrid and the upper variant a full-hybrid, which must also have the ability to run in full EV mode for a restricted distance, just like the Toyota Prius and the Camry hybrid. Elements for the engine, powertrain and hybrid methods are anticipated to be closely localised from the beginning, with a view to maintain prices in verify. Anticipate each SUVs to be feature-rich and loaded with tech, together with a number of related automotive options, a sunroof, head-up show, cruise management, drive modes and the works.

We count on the upcoming Toyota SUV and its Maruti counterpart to offer stiff competitors to the Creta, Seltos, Taigun, Kushaq and even to the Hector and Harrier to some extent. Nevertheless, it stays to be seen how a lot Toyota’s extremely gas environment friendly full-hybrid compensates for the shortage of a diesel engine in its midsize SUV line-up, which is one thing the phase leaders have. 

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