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Yaris Cross makes world debut

Toyota’s littlest SUV has been released

Yaris Cross makes world debut

Yaris Cross makes world debut

 

Toyota’s littlest SUV has been released. The Toyota Yaris Cross was scheduled to have been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Yaris Cross made a virtual debut in late April 2020 and is listed to go on sale in Japan in the third quarter of 2020 and in Europe in mid 2021.

The ‘Cross’ nomenclature is a familiar one to Toyota fans, as it has been used on vehicles such as the Etios Cross where the standard vehicle is given SUV design cues and certain SUV functionality.

The Yaris Cross will be based on the all-new Yaris, which was launched in October 2019, and gives the flagship Toyota compact car an urban-SUV feel. As you’d expect of a car in this class and market segment, the SUV attributes are combined with compact dimensions and an enhanced driving experience.

The Yaris Cross will make use of the very latest hybrid technology from Toyota, the Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II), merging a 1.5-litre Dynamic Force Engine with an electric powertrain. The hybrid will feature either front-wheel-drive or Toyota’s E-Four system, which stands for Electric Four-Wheel-Drive system. A standard petrol model will also be available, also using the 1.5-litre Dynamic Force Engine mated to front-wheel-drive and either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT transmission.

The SUV design cues have been very successfully implemented on the Yaris Cross, which is a strikingly handsome vehicle. Black wheel arch mouldings and skirts emphasise the rugged crossover nature of the car, while the raised ground clearance is both practical and aesthetically pleasing, giving the driver the commanding seating position so desired in traffic. 

As of yet there is no indication whether the Yaris Cross will be sold on the South African market.

 

Yaris Cross makes world debut

 

Toyota’s littlest SUV has been released. The Toyota Yaris Cross was scheduled to have been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Yaris Cross made a virtual debut in late April 2020 and is listed to go on sale in Japan in the third quarter of 2020 and in Europe in mid 2021.

The ‘Cross’ nomenclature is a familiar one to Toyota fans, as it has been used on vehicles such as the Etios Cross where the standard vehicle is given SUV design cues and certain SUV functionality.

The Yaris Cross will be based on the all-new Yaris, which was launched in October 2019, and gives the flagship Toyota compact car an urban-SUV feel. As you’d expect of a car in this class and market segment, the SUV attributes are combined with compact dimensions and an enhanced driving experience.

The Yaris Cross will make use of the very latest hybrid technology from Toyota, the Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II), merging a 1.5-litre Dynamic Force Engine with an electric powertrain. The hybrid will feature either front-wheel-drive or Toyota’s E-Four system, which stands for Electric Four-Wheel-Drive system. A standard petrol model will also be available, also using the 1.5-litre Dynamic Force Engine mated to front-wheel-drive and either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT transmission.

The SUV design cues have been very successfully implemented on the Yaris Cross, which is a strikingly handsome vehicle. Black wheel arch mouldings and skirts emphasise the rugged crossover nature of the car, while the raised ground clearance is both practical and aesthetically pleasing, giving the driver the commanding seating position so desired in traffic. 

As of yet there is no indication whether the Yaris Cross will be sold on the South African market.