The all-new 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross has just been revealed. This model is C-HR’s better-looking European cousin and thanks to that, it promises. Officially, the upcoming Yaris Cross will be the smallest and most affordable Toyota’s member.
Built on the same platform as the latest Yaris hatchback, the Cross model is dimensionally 164.5 inches long, 69.4 inches wide, and 61.4 inches tall. Interestingly, if we compare it to the C-HR model, the Cross is approximately seven inches shorter, an inch narrower.
2021 Toyota Yaris Cross Design
The all-new 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross looks funky and unique. This model is the company’s smallest crossover. The Toyota had discounted its last smallest SUV Urban Cruiser in late 2012, after three years of sluggish sales. However, the waiting is over and Cross will get its own popularity, that’s for sure.
Like the Yaris hatchback, the new Cross will provide almost the same lines. There will be plenty of customizations and the fully-loaded model defies its entry-level label with LED lighting and two-tone paint. It looks very stylish and we most like its big 18-inch alloy wheels that gives more sportiness to the side profile. Besides that, the powered tailgate is standard and can be opened automatically when you aim a kick beneath the rear bumper.
First Impersions Inside
The all-new 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross gets its own unique interior design. Inside, it looks much more upscale than the hatchback. Although both models look modern and stylish. The center console is deeper than the regular Yaris hatchback’s and it features more gloss black plastic. Moreover, details that can be seen on both models include air vents and the metallic strip running across the upper dashboard.
The touchscreen infotainment system looks also similar, but at first glance, it is more sluggish and it provides better graphics. Besides that, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are standard, as the ambient lighting.
2021 Toyota Yaris Cross Under the Hood
The all-new 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross is the crossover that will be hybrid-powered. According to the latest report, the Cross will march with the only engine option. It comes with 1.5-liter petrol that works in combination with an electric motor. Thanks to that, this crossover is able to produce a combined 115 horses.
It’s the same setup that you can found under the new-generation Toyota Yaris hatchback. Refinement is further enhanced by a new CVT automatic transmission that revs soaring less than other CVTs. Like the most smallest SUVs nowadays, the new Cross model is optionally available with the four-wheel-drive system.
Release Date and Price
As we mentioned, the all-new 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross sits beneath the C-HR model that cost around 25k. Basically, the Cross model is not affordable at all. According to numerous reports, the new model will cost no less than $23,000.
In the same segment is Puma crossover, which costs $26,000. Other small SUVs in the same category that will try to beat Cross model include the Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur, Volkswagen Nivus, and the Ford Puma.