Toyota Yaris Cross expands the range of Japanese SUVs. Dimensionally speaking, however, it climbs up a bit to the wraparound C-HR crossover. However, these two models will not revolve around customers, because everyone looks at their segment from a slightly different point of view. While the C-HR is more of a city style, the Yaris Cross is the practical choice for not being intimidated by terrain it has the right equipment for.
It is not just an assistant for hill descent, terrain driving modes, and in comparison with the yaris, the ground clearance is three centimeters higher. The Yaris Cross also has an AWD-i all-wheel drive system, which is an electric drive for the rear axle, which is connected if necessary. Among other things, it can add more torque to the rear wheels when starting to prevent the car from swaying. However, under normal circumstances, it behaves like an ordinary flagship.
With the available systems, it is more focused on Hyundai Kona, Suzuki Vitara or Dacia Duster. The Yaris Cross has the same wheelbase of 2,560 mm as its smaller brother, but thanks to the longer distances (60 mm in the front and 180 mm in the rear) it is larger overall and up to 20 mm. If you choose all-wheel drive, you will have a multi-link axle in the rear, otherwise you will have a torsion bar.
I have felt sympathy for this car since its introduction. Like the RAV4, it looks rugged and isn’t afraid of sharper edges. Impressions from photos are confirmed only directly. The car isn’t quite as nimble per se, but it has nicely balanced proportions. Compared to the Yaris, you probably won’t notice much from the start and even the seat behind the steering wheel isn’t much higher, which is only good, because it’s already relatively high in the prototype.
There’s plenty of headroom in the front and rear (let the sloping roof keep the C-HR), but the width is worse of course, because we’re still talking about a city-sized car, so two bigger people would do to wipe their shoulders. The reserve of knees in the rear seats can be even greater for the conditions of a small car. Important is the trunk, which has an AWD equipped with a deflector under the floor, 77 liters smaller (320 liters versus 397 liters).
But you’ll definitely appreciate the framed grille instead of the classic panel, so when moving a larger item, you might not even have to take it to the garage or fold it up in the back seats. By the way, it can be tilted in a ratio of 40:20:40 (or 60:40, depending on the device). The new product then features Safety Sense 2.5, so it can assist with braking, lane monitoring and has cruise control connected to guard traffic lights.
Three cylinders only
The base unit is a three-cylinder fifteen-cylinder dynamic powertrain made in Poland. It has 125 horsepower and uses a six-speed manual transmission or CVT transmission to drive the front wheels. Only Hybrid and Basic Drive ATVs are available here for most common use. This means CZK 435,000 for active equipment or CZK 470,000 for comfort equipment along with the manual. Additional machine fee can be paid for higher equipment for CZK 35,000.
1.5 Hybrid three-cylinder engine with 115 hp (68 kW internal combustion engine and 85 kW electric motor). The front-wheel drive version of the CZK costs 525,000 with active equipment and ends up with a rather greasy 695,000 CZK for the Premiere version. The additional cost for all-wheel drive is 40,000 CZK. However, it is only available from comfort equipment, so it will not be less than 610,000 CZK.
The cheapest all-wheel drive Hyundai Kona can be purchased with a 1.6 T-GDI 1.6-horsepower engine, seven-speed dual-clutch and smart gear for CZK 579,990. Suzuki Vitara 1.4 BoosterJet Hybrid with AllGrip all-wheel drive and 95 kW manual starts at CZK 563.900 with premium equipment.
Information and entertainment enthusiasts will enjoy Yaris Cross as well as have fun. From the Comfort equipment, the car can be equipped with the Smart Connect system with a 9-inch screen (technical package) for 35,000 CZK. Wireless, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, its navigation system can display fixed radars and also has functionality for destination parking availability or fuel prices. However, the last two jobs in our territory are still operating in a limited mode.
You can then download the MyT app to your phone, with which you can see the fuel level in your tank, the current approach, driving data and other functions popular today. However, with the Premium package, you’ll also be able to adjust the air conditioning settings, and lock and unlock or control the turn signals via your phone. You will receive this tech bundle bundle with the above info.
For executive equipment, a smart package has also been prepared, which includes the new Toyota Teammate parking assistant. It will stop you longitudinally and crosswise and then vaporize it. An interesting feature is the function that remembers the place when the car loads the surroundings and chooses the appropriate place, which is stored in the database. The car will then stop on its own, no matter which direction it’s coming from (we have to try that!)
You can buy the Yaris Cross as a base on the sheet 16 with 1.5 Dynamic Force engine, manual transmission, front wheel drive, manual air conditioning, aurora sensor and 7-inch infotainment system for CZK 435,000, or hit it and take a hybrid ATV full of equipment for 755,000 CZK with JBL Better Sound Package.
Think about it, for now we’ll be looking forward to the first round, when we learn more. The first pieces will be here in the fall. Unlike the classic Yaris, this model was not produced in Cologne, but in France.
|Toyota Yaris Cross: Czech prices|
|engine||1.5 Dynamic Force||1.5 Hybrid front wheel drive||1.5 4WD Hybrid|
|Comfort [Kč]||470,000 *||560,000||610,000|
|first edition [Kč]||–||695,000||735,000|
|CVT additional cost is 35,000 CZK|