The Toyota Yaris Cross offers more room and added practicality to the user!
Finally Toyota has taken the veils off the Yaris Cross! This crossover guise of the popular hatchback packs more room and added practicality. At 2560 mm, the wheelbase of the Yaris cross remains the same as that of the Supermini. However longer overhangs would mean the car in question would have a greater overall length than the Supermini. It is also 20mm wider and 90 mm taller than the Yaris hatch. In the market, the Yaris Cross would be placed below the Toyota CHR.
It is definitely not room alone that makes the Yaris cross unique. The car gets every nip and tuck that would do their bits in upping it practicality. For instance, it gets 40:20:40 split rear seats, electrically operated tailgate, adjustable cargo area in the boot and so on.
On the technical front, the Yaris Cross gets a hybrid powertrain that beautifully blends the capabilities of a 1.5L 3 cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor. This combination would churn out around 116 hp of power, pretty decent for an urban cross, eh? The Yaris cross, unlike most of the other cross hatchbacks, gets an AWD system, which again makes use of the gas mill- electric motor setup to tackle the terrains effectively.
The car had earlier been scheduled for a Geneva debut. However, the event was later called off due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and thus Toyota has chosen to reveal the same now. The pint-sized SUV will go on sale in Europe by the summers of 2021. However, in the US, what is being sold as the Yaris is essentially a rebadged Mazda 2. Time still remains to see if the carmaker would launch the crossover here as such or not…
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