The high chassis and AWD drive version of the 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross is somewhat more spacious, higher than the traditional Yaris in the Australian market
The style that creates the ‘Cross’ variant ” is widely used after the names of some new models. This is a both economical and creative plan that Japanese automakers use to launch a new model. Some outstanding models developed in this way are the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Toyota Yaris Cross which are the latest models developed in this direction.
From the standard version, the car has owned many valuable equipment including: Push button start and smart door, air conditioner, infotainment system connecting smartphone, reverse camera, Toyota Connected Services system , collision warning … From the GXL or higher, the car will use LED headlights, panorama camera system, blind spot warning. The Urban version will use 18-inch wheels (GX and GXL use 16-inch wheels), electric seats and front seat heating.
Buyers will be able to order the Yaris Cross with a set of 18-inch wheels and special paints Brass Gold. The rear end has an optional electric trunk that makes loading and unloading goods easier. In addition, the Yaris Cross is truly an urban model when it has both a belt system to help keep the furniture and luggage from moving around in the trunk.
The Yaris Cross is the crossover version of the Yaris. The car is built on the TNGA GA-B platform with a higher ground clearance than the hatchback version. Toyota Yaris Cross targets agility, safety and fuel economy as a supermini, but still possesses the style of an SUV.
The Toyota Yaris Cross looks nothing like the hatchback of the same name. Body details are sporty, rugged, and a lot of sturdy plastic. The front end features a trapezoidal headlight, a large grille resembling a Corolla Cross and a wide middle air intake cavity. The rear shoulder of the car is high and reversed to bring spaciousness to the interior. This physique is said to compete with rivals Hyundai Kona or Kia Seltos.
The interior of the Yaris Cross still retains many similarities to the Yaris hatchback such as the layout of the center area, screen, steering wheel, instrument cluster, air conditioning slot. All versions of the Toyota Yaris Cross are equipped with multi-information display, TFT speedometer, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatible infotainment system.
In the Australian market, Toyota equips the Yaris Cross with a 3-cylinder hybrid engine, 1.5L capacity and combined with an electric motor, for a total capacity of 116 horsepower. This is also a rare model with all-wheel drive configuration AWD. The company says this drivetrain helps the driver to control the car more easily in bad weather conditions like rain, snow or passing sand.
The Yaris Cross will also have a lot of active safety features, including: Full Speed Range Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracking Assist (LTA), Adaptive High-beam Adaptive Headlights System (AHS), Pre-collision Safety System, Low Speed Acceleration Control, Emergency Steering Assist, Road Sign Assist (RSA).
In Australia, the Toyota Yaris Cross has a 5-year warranty for all vehicles, 7 years for engines and powertrains, and 10 years for hybrid batteries. Toyota Yaris Cross GX has a starting price of 26,990 AUD (Australian dollar). The GXL and Urban versions are priced at 29,990 and 32,990 AUD respectively.