Toyota’s all-new Yaris Cross will be priced from $26,990 when it goes on sale in Australia in November.
As Toyota’s first entry into the light SUV market, the new Yaris Cross offers both petrol and first-in-class hybrid powertrains, 2WD and electric AWD capability.
The Yaris Cross is available in nine variants with a choice of 2WD petrol, or 2WD and electric AWD hybrid versions, in three grades – entry-level GX, mid-range GXL and top-of-the-range Urban.
The 2WD petrol variants are powered by a new 1.5-litre 88kW/145Nm three-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels through a Direct Shift CVT with a mechanical first gear and 10-speed manual sequential function.
Two-wheel drive hybrid versions of the Yaris Cross also use a new 1.5-litre three-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine combined with two electric motor generators, that generates a combined maximum output of 85kW, with a low combined cycle fuel consumption of 3.8l/100km.
The electric AWD models gain a third, rear electric motor that works seamlessly to provide extra traction when needed with drive torque split between 100 per cent to the front wheels and up to 40 per cent to the front and 60 per cent to the rear.
All models are equipped with a comprehensive suite of Toyota Safety Sense features including the latest generation Pre-Collision System (PCS) with daytime intersection assistance, and emergency steering assist (ESA).
The Yaris Cross also features the introduction of Toyota Connected Services, that offers, among other functions, Automatic Collision Notification that automatically relays the location of the vehicle to a 24/7 Toyota emergency call centre in the event of an incident that vehicle sensors, including airbag sensors deem appropriate.
Other standard features across the entire range include climate control, smart entry and start, adaptive cruise control, rear view camera and the latest generation multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
GXL and Urban grades gain satellite navigation, LED headlights and further safety features including Blind Spot Monitor and a panoramic view rear view camera while the top-of-the-range Urban models also get larger 18-inch alloys (16-inch for GX/GXL), power driver and heated front seats, and a power tailgate with kick sensor.
Beyond the extensive equipment list, the Yaris Cross is also fully covered by the Toyota’s capped price servicing for the first five services at $205 each. Low ownership costs are assured with a five-year warranty, seven years for engine and driveline, and up to 10-year warranty on the hybrid battery.
Toyota Yaris Cross Pricing (excluding on-roads)
• 2WD petrol $26,990
• 2WD hybrid $28,990
• AWD hybrid $31,990
• 2WD petrol $29,990
• 2WD hybrid $31,990
• AWD hybrid $34,990
• 2WD petrol $32,990
• 2WD hybrid $34,990
• AWD hybrid $37,990
Premium paint $500
Two-tone paint $450