Updated: Mon, 29 Aug 2022 07:41 PM IST
Would you prefer 25 kilometres to a litre of petrol or a sharp handling car for your daily ride? If you choose the former, Toyota Kirloskar Motor surely has something to offer. Meet the HyRyder Urban Cruiser.
It has been a while since Hyryder has started reaching the dealerships and the company says the numbers are encouraging. So, let's dive directly into the drive experience.
Accelerate gradually, the self-charging battery sends power to the motor. Floor the pedal, and the motor to engine switch is seamless. During slowing down, the retarding force at the brakes recharges the cells in the market. On average, the electric motor powers the HyRyder half the time. We covered 120 kilometres during the test run on the streets of Bangalore and were able to achieve 23 kmpl.
While fuel efficiency impresses, the performance and handling are a bit of a compromise. Outright acceleration is one of the slowest in the segments. A 0-100 kmph sprint is clocked in over 13 seconds, making it a whole two seconds slower than turbo versions of Creta, Seltos, and Taigun.