Toyota Taisor Expected Price Variant-Wise Calculation (Updated)

In this article, we’ll estimate the variant-wise ex-showroom price of the upcoming Urban Cruiser Taisor SUV — Toyota’s upcoming small SUV to compete against Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and Maruti Fronx. We’ll explain the logic behind the calculations in the Taisor expected price table and support our conclusions. As and when we get more information affecting our estimations about the Toyota Taisor price, we’ll update our estimations to accommodate new findings.

Important Note: Toyota haven’t yet confirmed the Taisor for the Indian market. Considering the rumours that the Taisor could be Toyota’s version of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, we’re fairly confident that the Taisor may materialise sometime before the 2023 festivities start. In fact, it may just pop out of nowhere on a fine day like the Rumion did. So, with the assumptions out of the way, let’s dive into the price estimations.

Toyota Taisor Expected Price Summary

If you’re not interested in getting to know how we arrived at these numbers, then the following table will quickly give you our estimates of the Toyota Taisor price:

TOYOTA URBAN CRUISER TAISOR

EXPECTED EX-SHOWROOM PRICE (SEPTEMBER 21, 2023)

Variant

CNG-MT

Difference

Petrol-MT

Difference

Petrol-Auto

E 1.2L

Rs. 8,55,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 7,60,000

S 1.2L

Rs. 9,45,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 8,50,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 9,00,000

S Plus 1.2L

Rs. 9,00,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 9,50,000

Difference

Rs. 1,00,000

S Plus Turbo

Rs. 10,00,000

G Turbo

Rs. 11,00,000

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 12,50,000

V Turbo

Rs. 12,00,000

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 13,50,000

Toyota Taisor — Powertrain/Engine Options

So far, we have seen that any Maruti Suzuki car that ends up with a Toyota badge retains the same powertrain options. In fact, in these cars, even the variant lineup has significant-to-full overlap with Maruti Suzuki cars. Only the variant names are different. The most prominent examples are Baleno-Glanza, Ertiga-Rumion and Vitara-Hyryder. In these cases, we have also noticed that the Toyota cars even retain the same feature distribution making it operationally efficient for the 2 brands to serve different customers with minimal overhead expenses besides the visual touch ups.

For the Taisor, we’re expecting to see the same wine in the same bottle with only a different label. This means that we are likely see the following 5 powertrain options for the Taisor:

  • 1.2L normal petrol with 5-speed manual transmission
  • 1.2L normal petrol with 5-speed AMT automatic transmission
  • 1.2L normal CNG bi-fuel with 5-speed manual transmission
  • 1.0L turbo petrol with 5-speed manual transmission
  • 1.0L turbo petrol with 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission

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Toyota Taisor Variants

Just like the Baleno, we’re expecting to see 4 main variants of the Taisor besides the one Plus variant. It’s also fairly safe to assume that Toyota will follow the same variant naming as the Glanza as the Fronx itself is based on the Baleno hatchback.

We’re expecting to see the following 5 Toyota Taisor variant names:

TOYOTA TAISOR VS FRONX VARIANTS

Taisor Expected Variants

Fronx Equivalent Variants

E

Sigma

S

Delta

S Plus

Delta Plus

G

Zeta

V

Alpha

Toyota Taisor Price Range

To derive the expected ex-showroom pricing of the Taisor, we’ll first have to look at the prices of the Maruti Fronx in the following table:

MARUTI SUZUKI FRONX

EX-SHOWROOM PRICE (SEPTEMBER 21, 2023)

Variant

CNG-MT

Difference

Petrol-MT

Difference

Petrol-Auto

E 1.2L

Rs. 8,41,500

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 7,46,500

S 1.2L

Rs. 9,27,500

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 8,32,500

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 8,87,500

S Plus 1.2L

Rs. 8,72,500

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 9,27,500

Difference

Rs. 1,00,000

S Plus Turbo

Rs. 9,72,500

G Turbo

Rs. 10,55,500

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 12,05,500

V Turbo

Rs. 11,47,500

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 12,97,500

Rumion Effect

With the Rumion prices, we have seen that Toyota are lightening the demand side to balance the supply-demand equation as it’s too heavy right now. With the Fronx, we have seen that the car is in high demand and beginning to consistently hit a 10,000+ units sales figure every month despite carrying considerably higher than expected prices. So, Toyota have a good amount of breathing room to hike prices further to puff up their profit margins and pay Maruti Suzuki the royalty for borrowing their product and R&D.

Nexon Effect

With the Nexon, we have seen Tata push the envelope further as it became the first B2 segment SUV to cross the psychological barrier of Rs. 15.0 lakh. Hence, even if Toyota push the prices of the Taisor beyond where the Fronx’s stand right now, they will come across as value for money in comparison to the Nexon’s. At Rs. 12.0 lakh for the top model with the turbo petrol-manual powertrain, the Taisor will have a strong footing to challenge the Nexon Creative Plus. Even with an ex-showroom price of Rs. 11.70 lakh, the Nexon Creative Plus petrol-manual, it still feels incomplete as it doesn’t get front and rear armrests.

Toyota Effect

There are a lot of buyers who value a smooth ownership experience and long-term reliability a lot more than the fancy features and styling. The moment the Fronx gets the Toyota badge, it brings along Toyota’s trust in the product and their support throughout the ownership.

Not only is the new Nexon far from achieving quality levels comparable with a Toyota product, their 7-speed DCT is also a piece of first gen hardware. Toyota Taisor, on the other hand, will bring a tried and trusted torque converter type automatic with refinement levels you won’t find in a Tata R&D transmission anytime soon. Despite an inefficient torque converter automatic, the Taisor will deliver far better fuel efficiency figures than the Nexon in the real world. It’s, after all, a Maruti Suzuki product behind the Toyota logo. Moreover, it has the torque to offer similar drivability as the Nexon as it has less weight to haul.

To know more about how the weight of a car relates to the safety, you can watch the following video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCnJNjLdlnw

Maruti Fronx Vs Toyota Taisor – Price Comparison

Before I go off the rails on an unrelated tangent, let’s pivot back to our Taisor’s expected prices and compare them with the Fronx. Just like the Baleno-Glanza and Ertiga-Rumion, we can expect the Taisor’s starting prices to remain closer to the Fronx while higher variants could deviate a fair bit like the Rumion did.

MARUTI FRONX VS TOYOTA TAISOR

EXPECTED EX-SHOWROOM PRICE COMPARISON (SEPTEMBER 21, 2023)

Variants

Fronx Price

Difference

Taisor Exp. Price

Exp. Variants

1.2L Normal Petrol-Manual

Sigma

Rs. 7,46,500

Rs. 13,500

Rs. 7,60,000

E

Delta

Rs. 8,32,500

Rs. 17,500

Rs. 8,50,000

S

Delta Plus

Rs. 8,72,500

Rs. 27,500

Rs. 9,00,000

S+

1.2L CNG-Manual

Sigma

Rs. 8,41,500

Rs. 13,500

Rs. 8,55,000

E

Delta

Rs. 9,27,500

Rs. 17,500

Rs. 9,45,000

S

1.2L Normal Petrol-Automatic (AMT)

Delta

Rs. 8,87,500

Rs. 12,500

Rs. 9,00,000

S

Delta Plus

Rs. 9,27,500

Rs. 22,500

Rs. 9,50,000

S Plus

1.0L Turbo Petrol-Manual

Delta Plus

Rs. 9,72,500

Rs. 27,500

Rs. 10,00,000

S Plus

Zeta

Rs. 10,55,500

Rs. 44,500

Rs. 11,00,000

G

Alpha

Rs. 11,47,500

Rs. 52,500

Rs. 12,00,000

V

1.0L Turbo Petrol-Automatic (TC)

Zeta

Rs. 12,05,500

Rs. 44,500

Rs. 12,50,000

G

Alpha

Rs. 12,97,500

Rs. 52,500

Rs. 13,50,000

V

We expect the Taisor 1.2L petrol-manual variants to cost between Rs. 7.60 lakh and Rs. 9.0 lakh. The 2 AMT variants of the Taisor could cost Rs. 9.0 lakh and Rs. 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The Taisor turbo petrol manual range could start from Rs. 10.0 lakh and stretch up to Rs. 12.0 lakh. With the turbo petrol engine and an automatic transmission, the Taisor’s top 2 variants could cost Rs. 12.50 lakh and Rs. 13.50 lakh. Finally, the Taisor E and S CNG variants could carry an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 8.55 lakh and Rs. 9.45 lakh, respectively.

With these prices, the Taisor will have at least one turbo petrol variant (barely) under Rs. 10.0 lakh. Moreover, it’ll have the 2 petrol-AMT and CNG-manual variants well under Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom) price. The turbo petrol with the manual and automatic transmission will have no trouble maintaining its premium appeal as it’ll mostly hover well over the Rs. 10.0 lakh limit.

Most importantly, with the Taisor, Toyota will once again have a presence in the B2-SUV space. It’s one of the hottest segments right now and if they bring the Taisor ahead of the festive season, then they can capitalise on the festive shopping spree and steal some sales from other brands as well.

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