Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid production starts ahead of Sept UK deliveries

Toyota has launched the production of its compact hybrid crossover for the European markets, the Yaris Cross Hybrid. The Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid is made at Toyota’s production facility in Valenciennes, France, on the same line as the 4th generation Toyota Yaris. The Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid, according to the company, will play a key role in its plans of electrification of 90 per cent of its complete range by 2025. It plans to produce more than 150,000 units of the B-SUV annually and aims to capture 8 per cent of the European segment market share.

The Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid is the second model from the Japanese carmaker after the Yaris, which is built on its GA-B platform specifically made for compact cars.

Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid variants & prices

The Yaris Cross Hybrid is already open for orders in the European car markets, including that of the UK. With deliveries to start in September 2021, the SUV will be available in a total of five different variants in UK – Icon, Design, Excel, Dynamic and Premiere Edition. The entire range comes with a front-wheel drive layout as standard, with the option of all-wheel drive in the Dynamic and Premiere Edition variants.

Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid front three quarter
The Dynamic and Premiere Edition variants of Toyota Yaris Cross come with the option of all wheel drive. Image courtesy: Toyota.

The Premiere Edition variant is a limited-run trim based on the Dynamic trim, which will be available for the first 12 months of sales and features some additional kit like 18-inch machined alloy wheels, exclusive leather upholstery, head-up display, powered rear door with kick sensors and dual-tone paint scheme options.

Toyota Yaris Cross variantsPrice (on the road, UK)
Icon GBP 22,515
Design GBP 24,140
Excel GBP 26,745
DynamicGBP 26,465
Dynamic (all wheel drive)GBP 28,825
Premiere Edition (front wheel drive)GBP 28,185
Premiere Edition (all wheel drive)GBP 30,545

Powertrain & specifications

The Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid is available with a single hybrid powertrain of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine and an electric motor, where the maximum power output of the system is 114 bhp. The CO2 emissions of the SUV is rated at below 120g/km for the front wheel driver variants and below 135g/km for the all-wheel drive.

Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid rear three quarter
The Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid is available with a single hybrid powertrain involving a 1.5-liter three cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine. Image courtesy: Toyota.

Take a look at the main specifications:

SpecificationToyota Yaris Cross Hybrid
Length4,180 mm
Width1,765 mm
Height1,560 mm
Wheelbase2,560 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm
Powertrain 1.5-liter (1,490 cc) in-line three-cylinder + Electric motor
System output114 bhp
Drivetrain layoutFWD & e-AWD

Convenience features

The confirmed features which will make their way in the Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid at the time of its launch are a touchscreen infotainment system – 8-inch unit in Icon and Design variants and 9-inch unit in Excel, Dynamic and Premier Edition variants and an in-built navigation system with OTA map updates and real time traffic and road data. Customers can also keep a track of their journey plans and climate controls before onboarding, as well as locking and unlocking the car through the MyT smartphone app.

Safety features

Apart from the essentials, the Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid comes equipped with a 360-degree parking camera and a range of driver assistance systems like rear cross traffic alert with automatic braking, blind spot monitor, intelligent clearance sensors with automatic braking.

Toyota Yaris Cross FAQs

What is the price of Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid?

The Yaris Cross Hybrid has 5 trim levels on offer, ranging between GBP 22,515 & GBP 30,545 (on the road, UK).

Where is the Yaris Cross Hybrid manufactured?

The Yaris Cross Hybrid is made in Valenciennes, France. The car will go on sale from September 2021.

What are the key rivals of Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid?

The Yaris Cross Hybrid’s chief rivals are Ford Puma Hybrid and Renault Captur E-Tech Hybrid.

Featured image: Toyota