The drive in the city felt peppier than the K15C-equipped 2022 Brezza, I drove a month ago.
BHPian ashwin.terminat recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
Test drove the Hyryder a few days ago. I drove the top-end strong hybrid variant.
- Doors seem very, very light
- The boot is not very big. But they had kept two big suitcases there to demonstrate the available space
- Rear bench is suited for 2.5 people
- Car can easily accommodate 4 people. 5 is a squeeze
- Headroom at the rear is limited. Best suited for people <=5’9″
- Seats are comfy
- Rear floor hump is massive! Middle passenger is going to be in labour position a lot
- Car looks a whole lot nicer than the Grand Vitara
- Ventilated seats are nice!
- The black looks really, really good
About the drive:
- Car turns on with zero sound
- Let the brakes go and it starts creeping forward
- Overtakes in the city will be effortless
- Turned off AC and music but still couldn’t hear the engine
- Didn’t realise when the engine had fired up. Very very seamless transmission
- Road noise does get through but overall refinement is very good
- Easy to drive and good suspension setup for the city
- Felt different from a conventional CVT wherein there was no feeling of gears being shifted at all
- I am a sedate driver and definitely thought the engine had enough poke to keep you interested in the city. It felt peppier than the K15C-equipped 2022 Brezza I drove a month or so ago
All in all doesn’t work for my requirements because my family is pretty tall. But I would totally recommend this car to someone who wants a low running cost, fuss-free ownership and a family of 4/4.5 that are <=5’9″.
Here’s what BHPian feodore had to say on the matter:
Today was the ‘official launch’ of the Hyryder at a nearby dealership and there was an absolute ocean of people there. Couldn’t get a test drive today so it was just a walkaround / ingress / egress and here are a couple of thoughts for what they are worth:
- The car looks good in person where as it looks pretty vanilla on the website. Sober but far from anodyne.
- I’m 6′ 1″ and can’t possibly sit in the rear without fearing a concussion or two. The SA claims it is down to aerodynamics. Didn’t have my family along so can’t comment on the bench width (didn’t look any worse visually than what I saw recently with the German twins) but there was decent room to spare for my knees.
- The headroom in the front isn’t bad, on the other hand, but the door opening has been squashed which means that I had to sway to my right during both ingress and egress. It was either that or bashing my head against the door opening top point.
I’m told I can have a test drive in a day or two but I don’t know if I can look past the dodgy headroom.
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