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Toyota debuts all-new Yaris-based crossover


Toyota has debuted its all-new Yaris-based crossover that carries the Yaris Cross nameplate.

It slots below the C-HR crossover and spawns 2 560 mm of wheelbase while the length has increased by 240 mm to 4 180 mm. It is 20 mm wider and sits 90 mm taller than the Yaris.

On the outside, the Yaris Cross comes with wheels of up to 18-inches as well as a new paint called Brass Gold. There is an optional electric tailgate that is a gateway to an adjustable cargo floor. The floor can be adjusted in height and can also be split into two depending on what you need to carry.

As reported earlier, the Yaris Cross comes with an AWD system that is coupled to a hybrid powertrain. Power comes from a three-cylinder petrol engine that is paired with an electric motor.

The combustion engine has a thermal efficiency of up to 40 per cent and can power the vehicle alone in front-wheel-drive mode.

Power is rated at 86 kW and Toyota says the front-wheel-drive models will have CO2 emissions of less than 120 g/km while the AWD model will emit below 135 g/km per the WLTP regime.

The Yaris Cross is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in 2021, local availability is still unknown at this stage.



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