The 4th generation 2021 Toyota Yaris hatchback made its debut in the fall of 2019, and in early 2020, the sport version of the GR Yaris, developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing, was announced. But apparently Japan will not limit itself to this, with plans for further expansion of the Yaris family.
And now information about new arrivals has been posted on the network – it turns out the 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross subcompact crossover, presented in a 116-horsepower hybrid modification.
The SUV class B-SUV is specifically designed for the European market and will be produced in the same factory on a hatchback basis. The serial cross sold for sale at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing France production site in Valenciennes, will arrive in early 2021.
In the future, Japanese companies expect to reach a production volume of 150 thousand cars per year, which will provide an eight percent share in the segment. The new 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross has to compete with players who are quite strong in Renault Captur, Volkswagen T-Roc and Peugeot 2008.
Many motorists, seeing the name of recruiting Toyota, might think that Japan has prepared a higher version of the usual Yaris. However, in reality, we have an independent model before us, which, despite having a wheelbase that is identical to the source (2560 mm), but has an original body with its own set of panels.
Yes, even the Yaris Cross feels bigger than a five-door base: it has a length of 240 mm (4180 mm), a width of 20 mm (1765 mm), a height of 90 mm (1560 mm). The crossover is raised above ground with an impressive 170 mm, while the hatchback has a ground clearance of only 140 mm.
Outwardly, the 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross feels different from fellow family members. The front is shaped differently, and the resemblance is only observed in the stern configuration. Overall, the new Yaris seems a bit of a strong fortress with an athletic body, balanced proportions and developing wings. Model wheel arches have a square shape and a dense plastic layer around it. Threshold and bumper are also covered with protective plates.
The overall interior architecture of the 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross is borrowed from the hatchback, but the difference is quite striking in its details. So, the SUV has its own instrument panel, different climate control units and a completely different door card. But the media system screen is located the same – above the center console. Screen size is 8 inches.
Developers pay a lot of attention to the practical aspects. For easy access to luggage, this model is equipped with a large fifth electric door and a back row of seats with a back divided in proportion 40:20:40. The cargo compartment itself is equipped with a two-level floor and a set of flexible belts for mounting goods.
The 2021 Toyota Yaris crossover will enter the market in hybrid performance. This version is equipped with the THS II installation, which combines a 1.5 liter gasoline engine (90 hp), an electric motor (80 hp) and a Direct Shift-CVT electromechanical variator. The total system power is 116 hp.
In the basic layout, the drive is only done in the front axle, but an all-wheel drive configuration with an additional motor in the rear is also available. That is included in the car acceleration, distributing 5 hp. and 52 Nm traction. After installing the AWD-i transmission, carbon dioxide emissions increase from 90 to 100 g / km.
Later, the 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross engine range will be expanded to include conventional ICE. Maybe there will be a version with 1.5 liter “three” of 90 hp. (120 Nm) and 1.0 liter turbo units with 98 hp (140 Nm). The last known to us by the “baby” Toyota Raize.
In the published photos, the novelty is presented in Brass Gold and with 18-inch wheels. At the bottom of the back door is an easy insert with the words “Yaris Cross”. The exhaust pipes are closed reliably.