Toyota Yaris Cross revealed
Toyota unveiled its new compact SUV for Europe and Japan, the Yaris Cross. The car was initially to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show 2020 which was cancelled due to Cronovirus pandemic. The car borrows its styling and design bits from Toyota's flagship compact car, Yaris.
The Yaris Cross is 4180mm long, 1765mm wide and 1560mm tall with a wheelbase of 2560mm. The front face gets a split grille setup, high mounted headlights with Toyota badging taking centre place on the nose of the car. The flared wheel arches, skid skirts add to the bold stance of the car. And the back gets sharp lines that accent the muscular look. The top variant of the car will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels.
On the inside, the car gets a high mounted standing infotainment unit on the dashboard with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, multi-zone climate control, electric parking brake, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel along with ambient lighting.
The car will be powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that works with an electric motor. It will be offered with two gearbox options, a direct shift CVT and a six-speed manual setup. The total output amounts to 117PS which goes to the front wheels and when the sensors detect lack of grip, the AWD system takes over and helps the driver tackle sand, snow or even rain. The combustion engine has a thermal efficiency of 40 per cent that can power the vehicle in FWD.
The production of Yaris Cross will be done at Toyota Motor East Japan Co., Ltd. for the Japan market, and at Toyota Motor Manufacturing France for the European market. The car will initially make its way to Japan this year and then to Europe by mid-2021.
Starts Rs 9.29 Lakhs