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Toyota Hyryder/Maruti YFG To Get All-Wheel-Drivetrain (AWD); Engine Details Revealed

  • Both Creta-rivaling SUVs will get a 1.5-liter gasoline mill with mild-hybrid and self-charging strong-hybrid technologies.
  • The strong-hybrid version will be more potent for apparent reasons and will come mated to an e-CVT transmission.
  • The mild-hybrid version will get both FWD and AWD options.

Yesterday, we had a sneak peek at the upcoming Toyota Hyryder/Maruti YFG interior for the first time. And now, we got to know that the forthcoming SUVs will get the segment’s first all-wheel drivetrain (AWD) option.

Toyota Hyryder/Maruti YFG – Powertain Options

As revealed in our previous stories, the Toyota Hyryder will get a 1.5-liter petrol engine, both with mild-hybrid and strong-hybrid technology options. And now, reports are suggesting that its mild-hybrid engine will get the first-in-segment all-wheel-drive (AWD) option, whereas the strong hybrid powertrain will only propel the front wheels of the SUV. Earlier, Renault Duster was available with an all-wheel drivetrain option. However, its AWD version was discontinued during the BS6 transition. 

Speaking of the power figures and transmission options, the Toyota Hyryder’s mild-hybrid version, similar to the recently updated Ertiga and XL6, will produce around 103PS of peak power and will come mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. On the other hand, its strong-hybrid mill will offer a maximum grunt of 116PS and will come mated to an e-CVT for a smoother driving experience. Expect Maruti Suzuki to also offer the YFG SUV (codenamed) with the same powertrain options as its Toyota equivalent.

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Toyota Hyryder / Maruti YFG
Toyota Hyryder

Expected Unveil and Price 

Maruti is expected to unveil the YFG SUV shortly after Toyota unveils its Hyryder on 1st July 2022. Expect prices of both the SUVs to start from around Rs 10 lakh, pitting them against the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq, Nissan Kicks, and Volkswagen Taigun.