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Toyota Upgrades Yaris Cross With New Technology, Safety Features, And Sharper Styling

Toyota has given its Yaris Cross small SUV a significant technology boost with the upgraded range featuring the latest generation multimedia and Toyota Safety Sense1 suite of driver assistance technologies.

Alongside the increase in technology comes minor exterior and interior styling tweaks, along with increased comfort and convenience features. 

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the upgraded Yaris Cross delivered on the lifestyle needs of its customers.

“Since its launch in late 2020, the Yaris Cross has proven a popular choice with customers providing a strong mix of style, performance and practical functionality,” Mr Hanley said.

“Now with the substantial improvements in safety and multimedia technology, along with its hybrid powertrain, it offers even greater value and more appeal whether for daily use around town or getting out into the country on the weekend,” he said.

The Yaris Cross is offered in four front-wheel drive variants including entry-level GX and mid-range GXL, and a pair of top-of-the-range Urban and GR Sport that cater to different styling tastes.

All-wheel drive versions are offered in three grades, GX, GXL and Urban.

Headlining the changes is the latest generation multimedia system that offers a larger 8-inch touchscreen display – previously 7-inch – cloud-based and embedded satellite navigation2, wireless Apple CarPlay®3 and Android AutoTM4 compatibility, Bluetooth®5 connectivity, DAB+ radio6 and a USB-C audio jack.

The USB charging ports have also been upgraded to USB-C with two outlets, standard across the range to keep devices fully powered.

All models now also feature a full 7-inch digital instrument cluster that offers a choice of nine display patterns across three themes of Casual, Smart and Sporty.

The upgraded Yaris Cross offers the latest in safety technology too with the new generation Toyota Safety Sense1 suite of driver assistance features.

The autonomous emergency braking pre-collision safety system now recognizes motorcycles and oncoming vehicles in addition to cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles ahead, and offers enhanced intersection collision avoidance (daylight only) and emergency steering assist (daylight only).

Further improvements to its active cruise control and lane trace assist functionality and new cameras and sensors that operate over a wider area, designed to provide even greater safety for all road users.

The Yaris Cross GXL grade and above also gain a new parking support brake with front and rear parking sensors and safe exit assist functionality for the blind spot monitor1.

Toyota has also enhanced comfort and convenience with the GX versions gaining sunvisor mirror lights, two rear grab handles, a soft armrest for the centre console with GXL models now featuring rear side, as well as rear privacy glass.

Styling changes have been kept to a minimum with a new design upper grille and seat trim pattern for all models except GR Sport, a large rear side spoiler for all variants, and new colour 18-inch alloy wheels for the Urban grade.

There have also been some changes in the colour availability with the Yaris Cross now offered in a choice of seven single colours including Frosted White, Stunning Silver, Ink, Atomic Rush, Latte, Mineral Blue and Massive Grey7.

Urban grades are also offered with a choice of four two-tone colourways that combine Frosted White, Atomic Rush, Latte or Massive Grey with a black roof7.

All FWD Yaris Cross versions are powered by a smooth and refined 1.5-litre hybrid system that combines a 67kW/120Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with a 59kW/141Nm motor generator and 4.3Ahr lithium-ion battery to offer a combined maximum output of 85kW.

All-wheel drive models gain an additional 3.9kW/52Nm rear motor generator mounted on the rear axle to provide additional traction in slippery conditions.

The AWD system operates automatically to split drive torque between the front and rear wheels according to road conditions from 100 per cent drive through the front wheels to 40 per cent to the front and 60 per cent to the rear.

All-wheel drive variants also feature a Trail Mode to further improve off-tarmac capability, with the system automatically braking a slipping or freely rotating wheel to ensure drive torque is directed to the wheels with the most traction at all times.

A multi-link rear suspension – compared to the FWD versions’ torsion beam – also provides more agile handling and greater ride comfort on rough surfaces with all models using a tried and true MacPherson front suspension.

All Yaris Cross versions are covered by the Toyota Warranty Advantage8, consisting of a five-year/unlimited kilometre term with capped-price servicing for the first five years/75,000km (whichever comes first) and each 12-month/15,000km service costing $250.9

Toyota Yaris Cross pricing10

GX FWD: $30,900

GXL FWD: $33,950

Urban FWD: $36,880

GR Sport FWD: $36,930

GX AWD: $33,900

GXL AWD: $36,950

Urban AWD: $39,880

 

Options:

Premium paint: $575
Two-tone paint: $1350 (Urban & GR Sport only)

1 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
2 Coverage varies based on vehicle location.
3 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
4 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC
5 Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Compatibility and functionality varies depending on device
6. Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
7 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations.
8 The standard Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5yrs, with unlimited kms, from first registration date (or from delivery in WA)". Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. The commercial vehicle Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5 years from delivery or 160,000kms (whichever occurs first). See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
9 Max price quoted is model specific. Applies to standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) for 5 yrs/75,000 kms (whichever occurs first) up to a max. 5 services. Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. For details see your Toyota dealer or visit toyota.com.au/advantage.
10 Manufacturer's recommended retail prices provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included.

TOYOTA YARIS CROSS MODEL BY MODEL

YARIS CROSS GX

(new or upgraded items in bold)

Mechanical

  • 85kW, 1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid powertrain
  • 4.3Ahr lithium-ion hybrid battery
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front wheel drive (FWD) or All-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Front MacPherson strut suspension with stabiliser bar
  • Rear torsion beam suspension with stabiliser bar (FWD)
  • Rear multilink suspension (AWD)
  • Ventilated 283mm front disc and solid 265mm (FWD), 281mm (AWD) rear disc
  • Rack & pinion steering with electric power assistance

Exterior

  • Halogen headlights and turn signals, LED taillights and daytime running lights
  • Rear LED foglights
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/65R16 tyres
  • Temporary spare wheel
  • Electric auto retractable exterior mirrors
  • Rear windscreen wiper
  • Large roof side spoiler
  • New upper grille design
  • Seven single and four two-tone colour options with solid, crystal pearl, metallic, and mica paint finishes1

Interior

  • Cloth fabric seat upholstery with new pattern design
  • Manual driver and front passenger seat adjustment
  • 40/20/40-split fold rear seat back
  • Leather-accented steering wheel with steering wheel controls
  • Manual tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • 7-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Gun metal metallic door trim and garnish
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisor mirror lights
  • 2 rear grab handles with integrated coat hook
  • Centre console soft armrest
  • 2 front and 2 rear cupholders
  • Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Front and rear carpet floor mats

Safety

  • Toyota Safety Sense2:
    • Pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking
      • Pedestrian, cyclist (daylight), motorcyclist and oncoming vehicle detection
      • Intersection collision avoidance support
      • Emergency steering assist
      • Acceleration suppression at low speeds
    • Active cruise control
      • Curve speed reduction
      • Deceleration assist
    • Lane trace assist with lane-departure alert
    • Road-sign assist (speed signs only)
    • Automatic high beam
  • Reversing camera
  • ABS, vehicle stability and traction control
  • 8 SRS airbags
  • Toyota Connected Services3
  • Three rear ISOFIX anchor points + top tethers

Comfort and convenience

  • Automatic climate control
  • Smart entry and start
  • 2 USB-C accessory sockets
  • Front and rear power windows

Infotainment / Multimedia

  • 8-inch display audio touchscreen with natural voice recognition
    • Embedded and cloud-based satellite navigation4
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay®5 and Android Auto™6 compatibility
    • Bluetooth®7 connectivity
    • DAB+ digital radio8
  • 6 speaker audio system

YARIS CROSS GXL – additional/changed features over Yaris Cross GX

(new or upgraded items in bold)

Exterior

  • LED headlights and turn signals
  • LED reversing light
  • Rear and rear side privacy glass

Safety

  • Front & rear parking support brake with parking sensors
  • Blind spot monitor with safe exit assist
  • Panoramic view monitor

YARIS CROSS URBAN – additional/changed features over Yaris Cross GXL

(new or upgraded items in bold)

Exterior

  • New colour 18” alloy wheels with 215/50R18 tyres
  • Painted radiator grille

Interior

  • Synthetic leather-accented front seats with new pattern design
  • Power driver seat
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with mirror, holder and LED light

Comfort and convenience

Power tailgate with kick sensor
Head up display
Nanoe-X™9

YARIS CROSS GR SPORT (FWD ONLY) – additional/changed features over Yaris Cross GXL

Mechanical

  • GR Sport suspension package
  • Red front and rear brake calipers with GR logo

Exterior

  • GR Sport 18” alloy wheels with Falken Azenis FK510 SUV tyres
  • GR Sport front and rear bumpers
  • Black exterior mirror caps

Interior

  • Synthetic leather-accented and suede front sports seats
  • Steering wheel and headrests with GR logo
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Gun metal ornamentation

Comfort and convenience

  • Nanoe-XTM9

1 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Toyota dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle
2 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
3 Connected Services complimentary period ends 1 year from delivery date. Fees may apply thereafter. Not available outside Australia or if services disabled or terminated or after 2033/Telstra 4G sunset (whichever comes first). Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Toyota's control which can limit ability or functionality of system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
4 Coverage varies based on vehicle location.
5 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
6 Android AutoTM is a trademark of Google LLC.
7 Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
8 Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
9 Product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners

YARIS CROSS SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS

EXTERIOR1

Overall length

GX/GXL/Urban: 4180mm

GR Sport: 4185mm

Overall width

1765mm

Overall height

GX/GXL/Urban: 1590mm

GR Sport: 1580mm

Wheelbase

2560mm

Front track

GX/GXL:1525mm

Urban/GR Sport: 1515mm

Rear track

GX/GXL FWD:1525mm

Urban/GR Sport FWD: 1515mm

GX/GXL AWD: 1520mm

Urban AWD: 1510mm

Front overhang

860mm

Rear overhang

GX/GXL/Urban: 760mm

GR Sport: 765mm

Ground clearance2

GX/GXL/Urban: 170mm

GR Sport: 160mm

INTERIOR1

Length

1845mm

Width

1430mm

Height

1205mm

WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES1

Max. Kerb weight

GX/GXL/Urban/GR Sport FWD: 1235kg

GX/GXL/Urban AWD: 1305kg

Gross vehicle mass

GX/GXL/Urban/GR Sport FWD: 1650kg

GX/GXL/Urban AWD: 1720kg

Coefficient of drag:

GX/GXL/Urban/GR Sport FWD: 0.35

GX/GXL/Urban AWD: 0.36

Fuel tank capacity

 36 litres

Towing capacity3 (braked/unbraked)

400kg (N/A on GR Sport)

Seating

5 people

POWERTRAIN

1.5-LITRE HYBRID SYSTEM

Model code

M15A-FXE

Type

In-line three-cylinder petrol engine

Valve mechanism

12-valve DOHC chain drive

Capacity

1490cc

Bore x stroke

80.5mm x 97.6mm

Compression ratio

14.0:1

Maximum power (petrol engine)

67kW @ 5500rpm

Maximum torque (petrol engine)

120Nm @ 3800-4800rpm

Fuel system

Direct multipoint injection

Min octane number

91

Emissions

Euro 5.

TRANSMISSION

Type

P910 CVT

Final Drive Ratio

3.218

HYBRID SYSTEM

 Type

Series parallel, full hybrid

 Front motor generator

Permanent magnet synchronous motor

 FMG maximum power

59kW

 FMG maximum torque

141Nm

 Rear motor generator

Permanent magnet synchronous motor / induction motor

 RMG maximum power

3.9kW

 RMG maximum torque

52Nm

 Hybrid battery

Lithium-ion

 Battery capacity

4.3Ahr

 Maximum combined output

85kW

FUEL ECONOMY4 & CO2 EMISSIONS5

Combined economy

GX/GXL/Urban FWD: 3.8 litres/100km

GX/GXL/Urban AWD: 4.0 litres/100km

GR Sport: 4.1 litres/100km

Extra-urban economy

GX/GXL/Urban FWD: 4.2 litres/100km

GX/GXL/Urban AWD: 4.3 litres/100km

GR Sport: 4.4 litres/100km

Urban economy

GX/GXL/Urban FWD: 3.4 litres/100km

GX/GXL/Urban AWD: 3.6 litres/100km

GR Sport: 3.7 litres/100km

Combined emissions

GX/GXL/Urban FWD: 86g/km

GX/GXL/Urban AWD: 90g/km

GR Sport: 93g/km

PERFORMANCE

Maximum Speed

170km/h

0-100km/h

GX/GXL/Urban/GR Sport FWD: 11.2 seconds

GX/GXL/Urban AWD: 11.8 seconds

CHASSIS

SUSPENSION

Front

MacPherson strut, stabiliser bar

Rear

FWD: Torsion beam, stabiliser bar

AWD: Multilink

STEERING

Type

Rack-and-pinion with electric power steering

Turning circle diameter

10.6m (tyre), 11.2m (body)

Turns lock to lock

2.65

BRAKES

Front

283mm ventilated discs with floating single-cylinder caliper

Rear

FWD: 265mm solid discs with floating single-cylinder caliper

AWD: 281mm solid discs with floating single-cylinder caliper

Parking brake

Electronic parking brake

Brake systems

Vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS with brake assist and electric brake force distribution

WHEELS & TYRES

Size, construction

GX/GXL: 16 x 6.5J alloy, 205/65R16 tyres

Urban/GR Sport: 18 x 7J alloy, 215/50R18 tyres

Spare

FWD: Temporary spare wheel

AWD: Tyre repair kit

1 Weights/mass/volumes/dimensions are approximate and subject to individual vehicle variances, and should be confirmed before fitting any accessories, towing or otherwise relying on this value.
2 Dimensions are approximate and are subject to individual vehicle variances, accessory fitment and weight carried.
3 Towing capacity subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.
4 Results achieved for Yaris Cross hybrid in ADR81/02 fuel consumption testing. Results produced in laboratory test conditions, using sample vehicles without fitment of accessories/customisation, & do not reflect real world driving. Figures should only be used for comparative purposes.
5 Results achieved for Yaris Cross hybrid in ADR81/02 CO2 testing. Results produced in laboratory test conditions, using sample vehicles without fitment of accessories/customisation, & do not reflect real world driving. Figures should only be used for comparative purposes.

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