In April, Toyota introduced a new SUV Yaris Cross. Then was published only Studio shots of new products, now appeared “live” photos, which you can see in detail the vehicle and compare it with the regular Yaris model.
Before its release there were rumors that the new product will be simply a raised version of the Yaris with a body kit of unpainted plastic, but these guesses were wrong, and the Yaris Cross is an independent model with a unique design. The similarities, of course, you can find, but they are not conspicuous.
Length, width and height of the Yaris Cross is 4 180, 1 715 1 590 mm respectively. Compared to the conventional Yaris, crossover at 240 mm longer, 20 mm wider and 90 mm above. Ground clearance increased by 30 mm and is 170 mm. the Wheelbase of the models are not different – 2 560 mm.
Platform TNGA-B is unified with the regular Yaris, but the main difference lies in the all-wheel drive system offered as an option. In the petrol version of the crossover is applied to the 1.5-liter engine M15A-FKS with 120 HP Hybrid modification of the THS-II uses close to him the engine M15A-FXE motor, CVT and eCVT Li-ion battery. The total capacity of this installation is 85 kW (116 HP).
All-wheel drive system will be offered for a fee is E-Four additional electric motor propelling the rear axle (power – 5,3 HP, torque – 52 Nm). It is automatically activated during the recognition of poor traction. E-Four works only when accelerating and at low speeds. In monoprivodnom version rear suspension – semi-beam, the 4×4 variant applied independent multi-link design. At the same for petrol version is available traditional, and non-electric all-wheel drive.
Sales of the Toyota Yaris Cross in Japan will begin in September. Prices not yet named.