First pictures of the new Toyota Urban Cruiser with virtually no disguise, bar the taped up Toyota badge, taken in Scandinavia during cold tests.

Toyota is now conducting extensive Euro testing on their Urban Cruiser, the small car first revealed in Geneva ’06. Smaller than the RAV-4, the Urban Cruiser is more a Jeep Compass rival than a Cherokee competitor, sitting lower than RAV and smaller as well. These are the first pics of the Urban Cruiser out breathing fresh air, not cooked up in some Japanese lab going through fuel-efficiency tests.

Our particular spy model is a diesel version; the photographer saw it fill up on the slow-burner. Urban Cruiser will attempt to attract younger buyers with its technologies, such as the navigation screen which can be viewed via a curved transparent panel, which is integrated with the centre console.

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