Yaris Cross will be launched in Japan in Autumn this year, and in Europe mid-2021, Toyota informed.
By adopting the all-new hybrid system and the TNGA platform (GA-B) for compact cars, the “Yaris Cross” offers a higher dimension of basic and environmental performance.
The vehicle achieves an easy-to-handle body size while providing SUV-like interior comfort and luggage room. The exterior design, though simple, expresses the robustness of an SUV. The interior design is also shaped to give it a feeling of higher quality and comfort.
The new vehicle follows last year’s debut of the all-new Yaris, unveiled in October 2019 as the next-generation compact car, the world’s highest-level of fuel efficiency for its class thanks to its use of Toyota’s latest hybrid system, as well as advanced safety and security technologies.
Yaris was debuted in 1999 and manufactured under the spirit of building a global standard for compact cars. Since then, approx. 8.71 million units (as of March 2020) have been sold globally as the flagship model of Toyota’s compact car business, the release added.
Yaris Cross will be manufactured at Toyota Motor East Japan for the Japan market, and at Toyota Motor Manufacturing France for the European market.