Pricing and spec for Toyota Yaris Cross 26 | 07 | 2021

    TOYOTA’S NEW YARIS CROSS, which will go head-to-head with the likes of the Nissan Juke, Skoda Kamiq, Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008, will start at £22,515. Available to order now, first deliveries are scheduled for September.

    Toyota's smallest SUV — it’s 200mm shorter than the C-HR — is a available in five specifications, ranging f rom the entry-level  Icon to the range-topping Premiere Edition.  (Related: Toyota reveals Yaris Cross)

    Icon models include an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Next in the range is the Design, which adds LED headlights and 17in wheels. Prices start at £24,140. The Excel model (from £26,745) includes a nine-inch touchscreen, heated steering wheel, a kick-activated opening boot and 18in alloys, all as standard. (Related: Toyota launches Yaris Cross Dynamic)

    The option of four-wheel drive stars with the £28,825 Dynamic model, plus the top-spec Premiere Edition — only available for the first 12 months of the car's release — which starts at £28,185; the latter, with Toyota’s AWD-i system, costs from £30,545. (Related: Review — Toyota Yaris 2021)


    The new crossover uses the same hybrid powertrain fitted to the Yaris hatchback. That means a 1.5-litre three-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine, a compact electric motor and a new lithium-ion battery pack.

    Combined, the system produces a total output of 114bhp. Tis can either be delivered directly to the front wheels via a CVT transmission, or charge the battery pack for what Toyota calls a “generous” all-electric driving range.


    Though Toyota has yet to confirm and release fuel economy and emissions figures, the Japanese carmaker claims the figures will be “strong”. It’s therefore likely to expect, under WLTP, figures below 120g/km for front-wheel-drive versions of the Yaris Cross, with the all-wheel drive version ducking below 135g/km. (Related: Toyota Aygo X Prologue)

    Cleverly, the 4WD versions are not compromised in terms of practicality, while they do benefit further from more sophisticated double-wishbone suspension at the rear, compared to the front-wheel-drive car’s torsion beam setup.


    Toyota has yet to reveal more details. But it’s fair to deduce that, given the Yaris hatchback will eventually be available with conventional petrol drivetrains with manual gearboxes, the Yaris Cross will likely follow suit.

    Measuring just 6mm shorter than the Ford Puma, the Yaris Cross is 45mm longer overall and has a 30mm longer wheelbase than the Nissan Juke. It does, not surprisingly, share its wheelbase with the Yaris supermini, but is 240mm longer overall and 90mm taller than the hatchback. The Cross also has an extra 30mm of ground clearance, which should correlate to extra headroom inside. (Related: Toyota Yaris named Euro Car of the Year)


    The cabin understandably shares much of its design with the Yaris supermini. There is though a larger central touchscreen, new instrumentation, a storage bin in the centre console and  a new steering wheel.

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    Jim McGill


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