Hyryder is the first product from Toyota after a joint collaboration with Maruti Suzuki in developing Hybrid technology. The Hyryder uses the self-charging series-parallel drive train mated to a petrol engine and the battery. This is our first time driving a car of this nature – a self-charging strong hybrid which has capability to drive in both EV mode and ICE mode. What follows below is the full review of 2024 Toyota Hyryder Hybrid (V) in Blue color.
Styling and Design Elements – Exterior
The car looks really good in every angle. There are seven unique colors on offer, the one reviewed here is Speedy Blue (Check all Hyryder colors). The headlights are sharply tucked into the front grille where Toyota logo is badged. The car gets a 17 inch alloy wheels with a thick wheel arch cladding around it. The paint quality of the car is great and it feels premium.
We are impressed with the spacious cabin and comfortable seats offered on Hyryder. You get ventilated seats in the car that can be adjusted for different wind speeds and temperature. The AC works great and keeps you chill – there are dedicated AC vents for back row passengers as well. The sound system / speakers are good that connects well with your spotify on phone or in built music player of the car. You get a very large and wide sun roof which extends uptil the back. The Steering Wheel of the Toyota Hyryder can be adjusted for both reach and the rake, you also get Heads Up Display (HUD) for a quick glance. The leg room is sufficient for passengers sitting at the back. There are many reading lights inside the cabin which is well accessible.
Engine and Technical Specifications
There are many engine and transmission options offered on the Hyryder – In this article we are focussing only on top of the line grade – Hybrid (V) 1.5 litre petrol engine is mated to an automatic transmission gearbox (e-Drive). The 1490cc engine of Toyota Hyryder produces 92.45 PS of peak power and 122Nm of peak torque. Talking about the Hybrid system, the car features a Lithium-Ion battery pack which can generate a peak power of 115.56PS which drives an AC Synchronous Motor that can produce peak output of 80.2 PS and 141 Nm of torque. As a driver of the car, you can sit back and relax – The car switches from EV mode and ICE mode automatically as per the condition and the speed at which you are driving. You can force drive it in EV mode (whenever the battery is fully charged).
Driving the Urban Cruiser Hyryder Hybrid
During our detailed testing of the car (for over 1 week) Toyota Hyryder managed to perform so good that it became very dependable thing. We tested the Toyota Hyryder on long stretch of state highways and nation highways enroute our journey from Karnataka to Tamilnadu. The Hyryder was also put on a test in the ghat section enroute Kodaikanal and Palani hills in Tamil nadu.
We mostly used ECO mode / Normal mode through out our journey and less frequently tried the sports mode. The Sports mode had that extra kick, but we noticed it was less fuel efficient compared to ECO or Normal. The 1.5 litre engine was butter smooth and the automatic gearbox was just a perfect combination.
We tried cruise control on many occasions on those continuous long roads, which gave our foot some rest. The HUD (Heads-Up Display Unit) was functional and quite handy, but we didnt use it much. Starting the car in EV mode was so much satisfying and silent. The energy-flow animation in the car was great as well, with plenty of features listed on car’s touch infotainment system which was quite wide.
Comfort, Convenience, Utility features in Toyota Hyryder
Thanks to Wireless Charging facility that was available in the car, we were able to charge a Google Pixel 8 phone without any hassle. The wireless Android Auto facility worked seamlessly when paired from the car – the connection did break when paired from the phone. The Google maps navigation worked flawlessly during our 1800 Kms long trip. There are plenty of utility spaces available in the car to hold water bottles. The illuminated glovebox comes in handy as well.
The car gets a very huge sunroof that gives the cabin a spacious feeling. The back seat can also be folded – 60/40 split is available. The boot of new Toyota Hyryder is big – there is a tray underneath and you can pile up lots of bags, suitcases, trolleys and more.
Suspension worked great on humpy and bumpy surfaces – It well insulated the passengers inside the car from drastic shocks . The brakes were quite responsive and did a great job as well.
We managed to clock an average mileage of around 24Kmpl – which is pretty decent.
The car measures – 4365 mm in length, 1795 mm in width and 1795 mm in height. Length-wise it is quite a substantial car. The fuel tank capacity of the car is 45 litres. The wheelbase of the car is 2600 mm.
The Top of the line Toyota Hyryder (Hybrid V) is priced at Rs 20.19 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Vs the Competition
There are not much competition for Toyota Hyryder at the time of writing this article – as there are very few hybrid cars in the industry in this segment currently. If we compare this car across segment (with Honda City e:HEV), the Hyryder is recommendable for the performance and value that it offers.
Toyota Hyryder Hybrid seems to be a great package for the price which you pay for the product – In terms of features, not only you get advanced hybrid technology but also multiple other high tech features including wireless charging, large Sunroof, HUD, 360 Degree camera and more. The presence of Cruise control and EV mode keeps your drive engaging . The car is quite practical and spacious. You are choosing the brand Toyota which is a synonym for trust and quality.
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