Toyota has announced it’s adding the “dynamically focused” GR Sport variant to its Yaris Cross light SUV line-up in Australia.
Set to arrive in showrooms in December, the 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport will be available exclusively in 2WD Hybrid guise.
It comes with retuned suspension that is said to provide a more rewarding driving experience, as well as distinguishing touches inside and out to set it apart from the rest of the Yaris Cross line-up.
These include 18-inch alloy wheels featuring a 5-twin-spoke design and bright machined finish, a unique front grille with black mesh design, and a sporty rear diffuser.
Inside, the front sports seats feature suede-like cover with synthetic leather grey upholstery complimented by grey stitching that’s also found on the steering wheel.
It’s worth noting the press images show a left-hand drive model with red accent stitching instead of the Australian market grey stitching.
The model also comes with aluminium pedals, gunmetal silver trim inserts on the doors and instrument panel, and GR logos on the front headrests, smart keys and steering wheel.
Just like the Yaris Cross, the GT Sport features a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control air conditioning and a comprehensive suite of active safety technologies including Toyota Connected Services.
Underneath the bonnet, the hybrid system pairs a 67kW/120Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with a pair of motor generators on the front axle that combine to produce a total system output of 85kW.
More details and pricing to be released closer to the model’s launch.