The Yaris Cross: Toyota’s Newest Hybrid SUV Arrives in Ireland in October

· Prices starting from €27,260* and €200** per month on Toyota Finance PCP · Available in four grades: Luna, Luna Sport, Sol and Adventure · Nationwide Roadshow running from the 26th of August to 16th of September across Toyota dealerships nationwide · Ireland’s most popular car brand now has the largest hybrid electric SUV range in the market and is now exclusively hybrid across its entire SUV range · Yaris Cross represents an entirely new passenger car segment · High expected demand means limited supply for Q4 2021

The Toyota Yaris, the European Car of the Year for 2021 is taking to new heights, with the impending arrival of the new Yaris Cross SUV self-charging hybrid, available in four grades and priced from just €27,260* or €200** per month on Toyota Finance PCP. The cars will be available at Toyota dealerships nationwide from the end of October and interested customers can get a sneak peak at the nationwide roadshow running from August 26th through to September 16th. Interested parties can contact their local dealer for dates and more information. With demand expected to be high there is likely to be a limited supply for Q4, 2021, so buyers are encouraged to get in touch with their dealers early to arrange a test drive.

The Yaris Cross is the car for an adventure and is suitable for life beyond urban streets, time can be spent exploring and enjoying the great outdoors on open roads. The new model’s essential ruggedness can be seen in the front under-run and a lower bumper protection plate at the rear. The specification also includes a set of silver roof rails as standard and 18-inch alloy wheels with a dark grey finish.

Safety First

The all-hybrid Yaris Cross range is designed to be the world’s safest compact car with a segment first centre airbag which protects passengers from bumping into each other in the event of a side impact. Yaris Cross owners will also enjoy the peace of mind that the new collision mitigation features which provides increasing safety at intersections and emergency steering assist.

As with all Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform models the Yaris Cross’ highly rigid body provides added passenger and cabin protection in the event of a collision. Other key safety features, pedestrian detection that works in both daylight and night time conditions, and cyclist detection that works in daylight. The renowned Toyota Safety Sense and is the only compact hybrid SUV to offer the intelligent all-wheel drive system (AWD-i) which automatically switches from front-wheel-drive to all-wheel-drive depending on road conditions, offering customers an enhanced layer of safety. Furthermore, the intelligent all-wheel-drive system comes standard with a manually-selected mode to enhance vehicle stability in tricky road conditions.

Exciting Driving Dynamics

With high body rigidity, a low centre of gravity and a well-balanced chassis, motorists will enjoy agile, nimble and sure-footed handling along with excellent ride comfort.

The all-new hybrid B-segment SUV has a distinctly different character, shown at the model’s world premiere in 2020. The Adventure grade emphasises the car’s suitability for life beyond urban streets, for time spent exploring and enjoying the great outdoors and open roads. The new model’s essential ruggedness can be seen in the front under-run and a lower bumper protection plate at the rear. The specification also includes a set of silver roof rails as standard and 18-inch alloy wheels with a dark grey finish.

In the cabin, the Yaris Cross Adventure’s features piano black trim details and a black headlining. The supportive leather-like seats are upholstered in an Adventure grade design and there is a deco line across the black, soft-touch instrument panel and inner door mouldings, finished in Yaris Cross’ signature Brass Gold colour. Leather is used for the steering wheel and shift lever gaiter.

Yaris Cross – All Urban, All SUV

Although built on the same GA-B platform -- part of the modular TNGA platform, Yaris Cross has a higher driving position and increased ground clearance than the latest Yaris, and true to its genuine SUV status which sits impressively alongside Toyota’s RAV4 -- the world’s original and best-selling recreational SUV, and Toyota C-HR compact crossover.

The hybrid powertrain is also available on all versions of the Yaris Cross, based on the 116 DIN hp 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle fourth generation system which debuted in the new Yaris hatchback. The system’s exceptional efficiency is expected to deliver CO2 emissions from 101g/km in the front-wheel drive Yaris Cross, and 115g/km in the AWD-i models.

Mid+ and above grades of Yaris Cross feature front and rear LED lights, including sequential turning lamps in the rear, and robust side sill and wheel arch mouldings. The side mouldings have a Yaris Cross badge insert either in silver or Warm Gold depending on vehicle colour.

Connectivity

Yaris Cross offers customers seamless wireless mobile device connectivity through Toyota Smart Connect, featuring industry-standard cross-device support for the first time on a core Toyota model. Centred on the large 9-inch high-definition multimedia display (grade dependent), navigation is a breeze with cloud-based live map updates, real-time traffic information and road events, and points of interest searches online.

Convenient Cargo

With a specific focus on practicality and versatility, Yaris Cross features a flexible cargo deck board (grade dependent)which can be adjusted in height or split into two to offer secure underfloor storage or increased luggage space on demand, allowing each rear seat to be individually folded, to accommodate skis, mountain bikes or a week’s holiday luggage with the ability to secure the cargo with fixation rings.

Commenting on the arrival of Yaris Cross, Michael Gaynor, Marketing Director of Toyota Ireland said: “We’re truly excited about bringing this new Yaris Cross self-charging hybrid to Irish customers and building even further upon the phenomenal reputation that Yaris has enjoyed in Ireland, particularly since the birth of the new TNGA designed vehicles.

“With small SUV’s dominated by petrol or diesel, the all-new Yaris Cross will be exclusively Hybrid, offering consumers a unique option of a self-charging hybrid that can drive in zero emissions for up to 80% of the time. The onboard EV indicator is a really engaging feature that now allows drivers to see when they’re driving in pure EV mode.”

Prices and specifications are now available on Toyota.ie.

Please get in touch with your local Toyota dealer if you would like to arrange an appointment for the RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid Roadshow.

*Price excludes delivery and related fees. **Full terms and conditions available at Toyota.ie