Toyota Yaris Cross

News Desk

Toyota is enhancing every crucial facet of the well-received Yaris Cross, further bolstering the characteristics that led to the compact SUV securing accolades such as the World Urban Car title within its inaugural year on the market.

Its debut marks the conclusion of a comprehensive overhaul of Toyota's small car lineup, including the new Aygo X and Yaris hatchback. Additionally, it plays a vital role in the dynamic Yaris family, standing alongside the hatchback and the high-performance GR Yaris.

The established 1.5-litre full hybrid electric system has been equipped with a new transaxle that features a larger and more powerful electric motor-generator (MG1).

The result is faster acceleration, with the 0-100 km/h time reduced by half a second to 10.7 seconds and the 80-120 km/h overtaking benchmark brought down by 0.4 seconds to 8.9 seconds.

The car's agile, confidence-inspiring performance is further supported by the capability of its GA-B platform, with the fundamental benefits of a low centre of gravity and a highly rigid body.

The Toyota Yaris Cross' cool contemporary styling has resonated strongly with customers since launch, capturing the stance and image of an SUV in a car that's compact and manoeuvrable on urban streets

Toyota T-Mate also provides protection when the car is stationary, With the optional Safe Exit Assist (SEA), a visual and audible warning system helps guard against a door being inadvertently opened into the path of vehicles and cyclists approaching from the rear.

The Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system is designed for easy, intuitive use with quicker response to inputs thanks to increased computing power. Its functions include cloud-based navigation as standard, an "always connected" system that accesses up-to-the-moment information on routes, traffic, and delays for better journey planning.

The displays are class-leading in size: seven or 12.3-inch for the driver's combimeter, and nine or 10.5-inch for the multimedia touchscreen, depending on grade.

The Rear Seat Reminder System (RSRS) will alert the driver with visual and sound warnings if they have left a child or pet on the back seat, helping avoid the risk of "hot car" incidents.

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