All New Toyota Yaris Cross - A Compact SUV
Toyota is ready to introduce its new small crossover named Yaris – a compact hybrid car. Yaris looks like Toyota C-HR, the new Yaris Cross have a smaller wheelbase of 2560 mm and length of 4180 mm and 20 mm wide and 90 mm taller than an actual Yaris, but looks-wise new crossover Yaris is smaller than the Toyota C-HR.
It is more of a conventional design and people are fond of the existing C-HR design. The larger footprint, when compared to the sedan Yaris, makes the car more convenient and known design, and enhanced further by the split-folding rear seats with 40:20:40.
Yaris Cross have wheels with 18” diameter and a shiny Brass Gold (new combination of paint), optional electric trunk to do easy cargo loading and unloading. If the cargo area opened, the floor of the cargo area can be height adjusted and be able to split into two sides depends on the size of the luggage. Also equipped with a belt system to secure objects in cargo place without worrying about the items shattered everywhere when driving.
Yaris cross comes with All-wheel drive (AWD) that is not common in small SUV (crossover) segment, with a powertrain of a 1.5 ltr three-cylinder gasoline engine along with a powerful electric motor. The thermal efficiency of the combustion engine is up to 40% and can power in front-wheel-drive (FWD) mode. If the sensor detects conditions of poor grip, the AWD system helps in tackling the snow, rain, and even sand.
The total output for the hybrid setup is 116 horsepower (hp), a decent power for a city-oriented crossover. Toyota claiming that the front-wheel-drive (FWD) models will emit CO2 emissions of not more than 120 grams per kilometre and the All-wheel-drive (AWD) model will release less than 135 grams per kilometre CO2.
Toyota is planning to manufacture around 150,000 units per year at France’s factory of Valenciennes. This compact SUV vehicle will go on sale in the 2021 summer in the European countries and going to get launched at Japan during fall.