Toyota is expanding its product range with a small crossover called the Yaris Cross. The Min SUV was presented a good year ago and the market launch will be in autumn 2021. We have pictures and we can tell you what else the Yaris Cross has to offer.
The Yaris has been a popular small car for years, so it makes sense to marry it off with the equally popular compact SUV segment – and the result is a Yaris that comes out as a robust all-rounder. Now Toyota has introduced new equipment called Adventure, which will serve as the base for the Premiere Edition.
- Robust and well equipped
- Optionally available with all-wheel drive
- Economical hybrid drive
- Practical and versatile
- Perfect for town and country
- Market launch in September 2021
Toyota Yaris Cross 2021 Prices
The Toyota Yaris Cross was presented in spring 2020 and the market launch will be in September 2021. It is not yet known which price will be called. We assume, however, that the Yaris Cross could move around 25,000 euros.
The new Toyota Yaris Cross has a 1.5-liter petrol engine coupled with a compact electric motor. This hybrid system makes it possible to drive with the engine as well as with the electric motor, only with the petrol or only with the electric motor – depending on which driving mode you are in and how you are driving.
In combination, the petrol and electric motor produce 116 hp and drive the front wheels via an automatic transmission as standard. You can also get the Yaris Cross with all-wheel drive, but with that, the Yaris Cross will no longer be quite as economical to drive.
Speaking of which, Toyota has not yet released official fuel consumption figures for the new Cross, but it has been said that the front-wheel-drive versions will emit less than 90g / km of CO2 and the all-wheel-drive models will emit less than 100g / km of CO2.
Technical data and exterior design
The new Toyota Cross takes on the small city car shape of the Yaris and uses many SUV styling elements. For example, the rugged front end and pull-down grille are similar to those of the larger Toyota RAV4, while the contrasting, angular wheel arches are a hallmark of many chunky SUVs.
The vertical air intakes under the headlights and the upright reflectors in the rear bumper make the new Toyota Yaris Cross appear larger than the Kia Xceed and Renault Captur, while the high-contrast black roof prevents it from looking too top-heavy. It’s not what you would conventionally call pretty, but it’s still an eye-catcher – and isn’t that the point of an SUV?
Toyota Yaris Cross 2021 Interior
In contrast to the exterior, the interior of the new Toyota Yaris Cross looks very similar to that of the standard Yaris. There’s a similar touchscreen infotainment display high up on the dash above the heating and ventilation controls, and the vents are neatly integrated into a curved section of the top dash that runs the full width of the cabin.
The two circular speedometers and rev counter that are available in the standard Yaris hatchback have been replaced by a large semicircular speedometer with a central digital display, which is flanked by two other displays. These are all illuminated in blue – as is the case with many hybrid cars.
In the interior of the Yaris Cross, there are no colorful decorative parts like the optional dashboard inserts in the VW T-Cross, but a rather dignified combination of gray, black, and blue tones with a few silver decorative elements with a metallic effect to brighten the room.
Toyota has now introduced a new version called Adventure, which makes the Yaris Cross even more robust. When the mini-SUV goes on sale, a Premiere Edition will be offered, which will be available in limited numbers and build on the Adventure variant. This gives you exclusive leather seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, an electric tailgate with sensor control, a head-up display, and a two-tone paint finish.