The Toyota Yaris cross is a compact SUV with a hybrid powertrain as its only option. it’s related to the Yaris supermini which has been a tremendous hit with purchasers and won the European Car of the year award for 2021. The Toyota Yaris cross competes against hybrids like the Hyundai Kona and Renault captor e10s.  petrol variants rivals include the Renault captor Skoda kamik and ford puma. Toyota has created a real SUV on a smaller scale with the Yaris cross providing customers with the higher driving position practicality and interior space they demand in a car with compact dimensions that make it well suited to city driving with a taller body and wider wheels the design reflects the iconic attributes of SUVs emphasizing strength and purpose.

The Yaris cross features the same 2560 millimetres wheelbase as the new Yaris hatchback. However, it is 240 millimetres longer overall with 60 millimetres added to the front overhang and 180 millimetres increased to the rear overhang for extra inside space. The car has 30 millimetres higher in ground clearance and it is 90 and 20 millimetres taller and wider overall. The Yaris cross joins its hatchback sibling in embracing Toyota’s new GA-B chassis. This results in a car with a high level of body stiffness and a well-balanced chassis that is responsive and agile.

The doors are upholstered in a stylish fabric and the dash is completely covered in rubbery soft-touch plastic lending an air of upscale quality to the Toyota. with the exception of the entry-level model, all but the base model feature a striking bronze trim strip that runs from the doors to the centre of the dash. part-leather seats are available but they keep you in place and are comfortable over long distances. Models with excel or higher specifications come standard with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Yaris cross comes with a choice of two different types of infotainment systems there’s an 8-inch touchscreen on the base icon and design models. Apple car play and android auto are also availabe. there is a 9-inch touchscreen on the more expensive excel, dynamic and premier edition models as well as wireless connectivity for those smartphone mirroring programs. Optionally available is a more powerful JBL audio system. premiere edition models come standard with this and dynamic and excel grade cars can add it as an option.

Models like the Yaris and Yaris cross use Toyota’s latest 1.5 hybrid system. This is developed directly from the larger 2.0 and 2.5-litre power trains used in recent models like the corolla CH-R and RAV4. To reduce friction and mechanical losses and optimize combustion speed in the 1.5 litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine. it has been precision engineered. as a result, low engine speeds produce high torque and excellent fuel economy.

Toyota’s fourth-generation hybrid technology helps the Yaris cross perform better than its predecessors in many ways. when Toyota unveiled the first Yaris hybrid hatchback in 2012, it was the first manufacturer to use full hybrid technology in a b segment vehicle. more than half a million units have been sold in Europe since then making it an effective tool for raising public awareness and appreciation of technology.

The pricing for the Toyota Yaris cross starts at $26990 all the way to 38440  for the latest year the model was manufactured.

source: Carsguide

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