Toyota Urban Cruiser Excels in Fuel Efficiency, Reaches 57.7 MPG
Scheduled to arrive in authorized UK dealerships in May, Toyota's Urban Cruiser will be offered into two different engine configurations as it follows:
The Toyota Optimal Drive 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop & Start relies, just like its name suggests, on two new technologies aimed at fuel consumption. Thanks to these two, the 1.33 Dual VVT-i engine is capable of providing up to 100 bhp in 2WD configuration, with carbon dioxide emissions reaching 129 g/km. Fuel consumption is pretty outstanding, with this particular model achieving a 51.4 mpg rating in combined cycle.
The Toyota Optimal Drive 1.4 D-4D diesel engine generates a maximum power of 89bhp (90 DIN hp) at 3,800rpm and 205Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,800rpm, while keeping the CO2 emissions below the maximum 129 g/km figure in AWD mode. Fuel consumption stands around 57.7 mpg in combined cycle, according to Toyota.
Beside these two efficient engines, the Cruiser also incorporates a new six-speed transmission that "helps the powertrain achieve world-class levels of efficiency and fuel economy," as the Japanese automaker claimed in a press statement.
"Urban Cruiser is the latest Toyota model to benefit from Toyota Optimal Drive, advanced powertrain design and engineering that is making engines more powerful, while at the same making them more fuel efficient and less polluting. Its low emissions performance will add to Toyota’s progress towards achieving an average 140g/km across its full model range during 2009," the company continued its Urban Cruiser praising statement.
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