Toyota is in the process of expanding its GR (Gazoo Racing) line with more productive models, but the Yaris Cross will not be among them, although technically it can get a powerful GR Yaris transmission.
Australian journalists who attended the subcompact crossover show took the opportunity to ask the brand’s executives whether the Yaris Cross will get the GR version. Instead of avoiding a response, as is often the case, the representatives stated that they did not know about it.
“I don’t know anything about the plans for the GR Yaris Cross,” said Toyota Australia’s head of marketing, Sean Hanley. “But we are very happy to bring the GR Yaris to the Australian market next month, but I don’t know anything about the Yaris Cross in this area,” he added.
The GR Yaris Cross could be used as a competitor to the Hyundai Kona N and Volkswagen T-Roc R, with a 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing up to 257 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque in Europe, while in Japan the unit develops 268 HP and 370 Nm.
Together with the power unit, a six-speed manual transmission works, providing acceleration from zero to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds with a maximum speed of 230 km / h.