Apr 23, 2020 21:25 JST

Source: Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota's Yaris Cross Makes World Debut


TOKYO, Apr 23, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota announces that its new compact SUV, the Yaris Cross, originally planned to be revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show(1), has made its world debut. As a new SUV that inherits the qualities of the brand's flagship compact car, Yaris, Yaris Cross will be launched in Japan in Autumn this year, and in Europe mid- 2021.

Yaris Cross

Interior (prototype)


Behind the new Yaris Cross was a goal to develop a vehicle that can help redefine what an urban-type compact SUV should be, sharing the same driving pleasure and feeling beyond its class as the Yaris brand.

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. Also, 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, which brought enhanced driving pleasure, 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.

Yaris Cross will be manufactured at Toyota Motor East Japan Co., Ltd. for the Japan market, and at Toyota Motor Manufacturing France for the European market.

(1) Official event name Le 90e Salon international de l'automobile Geneve (canceled)


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Toyota Motor Corporation works to develop and manufacture innovative, safe and high-quality products and services that create happiness by providing mobility for all. We believe that true achievement comes from supporting our customers, partners, employees, and the communities in which we operate. Since our founding over 80 years ago in 1937, we have applied our Guiding Principles in pursuit of a safer, greener and more inclusive society. Today, as we transform into a mobility company developing connected, automated, shared and electrified technologies, we also remain true to our Guiding Principles and many of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to help realize an ever-better world, where everyone is free to move.

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Source: Toyota Motor Corporation
Sectors: Automotive

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