Toyota opens TNGA assembly line at Bidadi plant

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will be offered with 1.5-litre mild-hybrid and strong-hybrid powertrains.

Toyota has opened a new assembly line at its Bidadi plant. The new line is configured for the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol-hybrid powertrain.

The 1.5-litre strong-hybrid powertrain will be offered on the upcoming Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. Both SUVs will be manufactured at Toyota’s Bidadi factory.

The 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine produces 91 BHP and 122 Nm. It is paired with an electric motor that has an output of 78 BHP and 141 Nm. This powertrain comes with a 177.6 V lithium-ion battery pack which offers an all-electric range of up to 25 km.

Both mid-size SUVs will also be offered with a 1.5-litre mild hybrid. This is the familiar K-Series motor from the Maruti Suzuki range. It makes 103 BHP and 137 Nm.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is expected to be launched later this month, followed by the price announcement for the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.

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