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Toyota reveals B-seg crossover Yaris Cross. Image by Toyota.

Toyota reveals B-seg crossover Yaris Cross
Toyota Yaris Cross comes with 116hp of hybrid power and the possibility of all-wheel drive.
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This is the Toyota Yaris Cross, a B-segment crossover from the Japanese company which is based on the same GA-B compact-car platform as the next-generation supermini from Toyota. With obvious styling influences from both the Lexus UX and a few flourishes of C-HR here and there, the car you're looking at in the pictures is in its highest specification and the Brass Gold paint, here complemented by a two-tone finish with the black roof and also a set of 18-inch alloys. The Cross is 240mm longer than a Yaris but the wheelbase is the same, with most of the extra metal grafted in behind the rear axle; that leads to a marginally bigger boot than the new Yaris, with the Cross packing in 390 litres of cargo capacity. The crossover is also 20mm wider, 90mm taller and 30mm further off the deck than its hatchback origin material, too. As with any modern Toyota or Lexus, the emphasis will be on hybrid power, so while pure-petrol 1.0- and 1.5-litre engines will be offered in other markets, here in the UK the only confirmed drivetrain is the Hybrid. This uses the 1.5-litre three-cylinder, normally aspirated Atkinson cycle engine with electric augmentation and has been developed from learnings taken from the 2.0-litre hybrid drivetrain you'd find in a Corolla, as well as the 2.5-litre powertrain employed in various Toyota and Lexus models, like the ES executive saloon. As the Yaris Cross will, unusually for a B-seg crossover, be available with both front- and four-wheel drive (the latter branded AWD-i), Toyota is claiming 120g/km for the FWD Cross and 135g/km for the AWD-I version, on the WLTP cycle. Maximum power from the drivetrain is a modest 116hp, although the low-down torque responsiveness of the NA petrol-electric drivetrain should make the Yaris Cross Hybrid decent to drive. We'll bring you full prices and specs for the Yaris Cross, as and when we have them.

Matt Robinson - 23 Apr 2020

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