Originally planned for a Geneva Motor Show debut, Toyota just revealed the newest member of its overseas lineup: the Yaris Cross. As its name suggests, it's the crossover version of the Yaris compact hatchback. No, not the Mazda2-based thing Toyota passes off as a Yaris here in the U.S. (and, incidentally, turned into a pickup truck as an April Fool's joke last year) but rather the TNGA-B car it sells in Japan and Europe. Y'know, the good one it made a rad GR hot hatch out of and cruelly refuses to bring to the U.S.
Toyota says the Yaris Cross, like pretty much every other small-ute, aims to blend a nimble, compact body with 'SUV-like interior comfort and luggage room.' As enthusiasts, we know we're supposed to dislike faux-SUVs like this but as compact crossovers go, this doesn't look terrible. It can be had with the cool two-tone paint scheme already seen in a bunch of current 'Yotas and, for what it's worth, looks a hell of a lot better than the Corolla-based CH-R.
The plumper Yaris will be available powered by gas alone or as a hybrid. The gas version uses a 1.5-liter three-cylinder paired to either a CVT or a six-speed manual while the hybrid is also powered by a 1.5-liter but with the benefit of electric motors and optional e-AWD. Gas-only models are exclusively front-wheel-drive.
Like its vanilla and GR Yaris siblings, the possibility of the Cross coming to the U.S. is admittedly--like the Yaris itself--small. However, if a TNGA-based Yaris were to come over here, it'd probably be this one. America-bound or not, the new Toyota Yaris Cross will arrive in Japan in the fall and hit Europe mid-2021.
The Yaris Cross will sit below the C-HR in its crossover range. Although Toyota says the Yaris Cross was designed with European customers in mind, it will be offered in other markets, including. The Toyota Yaris (Japanese: トヨタ・ヤリス, Toyota Yarisu) is a supermini / subcompact car sold by Toyota since 1999, replacing the Starlet and Tercel. Up to 2019, Toyota had used the Yaris nameplate on export versions of various Japanese-market models, with some markets receiving the same vehicles under the Toyota Echo name through 2005. Instead, a new 2022 Toyota Yaris Cross will go on sale in Japan and Europe. This crossover will firstly arrive in Japan this fall and then in Europe in the first quarter of 2022. The price will start slightly below $25,000. The main competitors should be Ford Puma and Renault Captur. Gallery 2022 Toyota Yaris Cross – Toyota’s Smallest Crossover. As the originators of the recreational SUV, All New Yaris Cross Hybrid benefits from decades of Toyota expertise and experience. Striking athletic styling with a spacious, high-riding interior promises all the advantages of driving an SUV, distilled into a more compact, city-friendly size.© Toyota
Toyota Yaris Crossover
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The upcoming 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross is something completely new on the markets. It is basically a better-looking C-HR variant, made for Europe. First impressions are more than positive and Yaris Cross will become Toyota’s smallest crossover. It will ride on the same platform as the hatchback variant but the architecture will be extended.
Still, the Yaris Cross is shorter than the C-HR model. The Japanese manufacturer will offer a hybrid powertrain and plenty of tech goodies. Its arrival has been scheduled for this fall and it will go on sale in Europe and Japan. The price should be very affordable.
2021 Yaris Cross Dimensions and Exterior Design
As we said, a new 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross will ride on the same platform as the Yaris hatchback. However, the architecture is extended and Cross variant is 164.5 inches long. Moreover, it is 69.5 inches wide and 61.5 inches tall. Interestingly, the C-HR model is still seven inches longer and inch wider. Yaris Cross will become Toyota’s smallest crossover and it will wear interesting and funky design. Like the Yaris hatchback, Cross variant will introduce the same body lines.
Moreover, you can expect plenty of customization and we recommend to skip the base trim level. Mid-grade trim levels are a better option with an LED lighting system and a two-tone exterior color scheme. Yaris Cross looks stylish and we really like optional 18-inch alloy wheels. The small crossover comes with a sportier vibe and the rear part looks very modern.
Interior To Be Shared With the Hatchback Yaris
The forthcoming 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross comes with unique interior design. The cabin looks very upscale and more stylish than the hatchback version. The center console is pushed deeper which provides slightly more room upfront. The same dash comes with gloss black plastic materials and it looks modern.
The air vents are featuring metallic accents and overall, we like this interior for many reasons. Legroom is ample but taller rear passengers will have some trouble, especially on the longer trips. There will be room for five passengers. Toyota will introduce more equipment than in the Yaris hatchback version and larger displays. We’d suggest you to buy optional ambient lighting that looks amazing.
Hybrid Engine Specs
The all-new 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross will use a hybrid powertrain. Of course, you can buy a regular version with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine. However, a hybrid model is the highlight and it will represent the most popular option without any doubts.
The hybrid system deploys a three-cylinder engine that makes 116 horsepower. AWD system is available and Toyota also offers both six-speed manual and CVT automatic transmission. The base model will deploy a standard front-wheel-drive setup, like its hatchback sibling.
2021 Toyota Yaris Cross Price and Release Date
Toyota Yaris Crossover 2020
This small crossover won’t arrive in the US for another two or three years. Instead, a new 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross will go on sale in Japan and Europe. This crossover will firstly arrive in Japan this fall and then in Europe in the first quarter of 2021. The price will start slightly below $25,000. The main competitors should be Ford Puma and Renault Captur.