Toyota Yaris Cross: the inevitable SUV version – 2020 Caradisiac show – Caradisiac.com

In short

Urban SUV

116 hp hybrid engine

Marketing in 2021

Unpainted fender extensions, plastic protective shoes at the front and rear and a few millimeters more ground clearance: the recipe is very simple to transform a city car, category losing speed, in SUV, fashionable segment par excellence. Audi does this very well with its A1 CityCarver just like Honda with its Jazz Crosstar. Toyota could have done the same with the Yaris Cross but it is not, with a relationship that is not obvious at first glance.

Aesthetically, we are indeed closer to a mixture of the Toyota RAV4 and the Lexus UX, with square wheel arches, a rear pillar strongly inclined towards the front and optics in relief. The whole does not lack personality and offers an astonishing dynamism.

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Toyota was not satisfied with just raising the Yaris to make the Cross, so much so that the relationship is not easy to make between the two.

Developed on the same GA-B platform as the Yaris, the Cross has an identical wheelbase of 2.56 cm but, with much more pronounced overhangs, its total length is 4.18 m, or 24 cm of more than the city car. The habitability should therefore be similar but we can perhaps hope for a boot volume a little more satisfactory than the 280 liters of the Yaris.

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The dashboard is identical to that of the Yaris.

Inside, the dashboard is taken directly from that of the Yaris as is its all-new hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.5 three-cylinder engine and an electric motor with a cumulative power of 116 hp. The Cross differs however by being offered in traction and four-wheel drive.

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A specificity of the Cross compared to the Yaris will be to be offered with all-wheel drive.

It will be necessary to wait until 2021 for the Yaris Cross to arrive in Toyota dealerships and it should be noted that, like the “classic” Yaris, it will be produced at the French site in Valenciennes.

I like

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A real personality that sets it apart from the Yaris.

I do not like

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A priori no improvement in habitability and trunk volume despite the larger size.


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