Now, Toyota’s new B-segment crossover model “Toyota New Yaris Cross”, which has been rumored more than before, was unveiled.
It seems that Toyota’s Italian company had announced the announcement even on the official Twitter, but it seems that it will come out with such a sudden design and a design that had not expected at all.
Initially, the new “Yaris Cross” was scheduled to appear at the Geneva Motor Show 2020 in March, but it was discontinued due to the influence of the new coronavirus, but this time it was re-adjusted the schedule. However, even though it is a derivative version of the new compact model “Yaris” that is the base, the front mask has the impression that it is a completely different emerging car.
As a body style, rather than a coupe-like SUV, it is a crunchy SUV that is a bit closer to the “RAIZE”, and by adopting the TNGA (GA-B) platform, it is a C-segment crossover “C-HR”. Although it is more compact, it has a slightly longer overhang with a wheelbase of 2,560 mm, and has a total length of 4,180 mm × width 1,765 mm × height 1,560 mm.
After that, a large-diameter 18-inch aluminum wheel to give a dynamic impression, and the body color is a new color called Brass Gold with a gloss finish luxury paint lineup. It is also nice to be able to set it to black two-tone color.
The rear tail lamps are very advanced, and you have adopted the one-letter strip-like tail lights that imitate the new model “New Harrier” that was just announced.
The rear tailgate can be optionally used as an electric tailgate.
The trunk room also has a 40:20:40 split retractable type, so you can store it according to the scene.
By the way, looking at this feeling, the rear tail lamp is a seamless LED, but the winker has a slightly bean ball-like impression.
The interior, it is a very simple structure, but it seems to have incorporated the interior of the new European specification Yaris.
After all electric parking brake and automatic brake hold seem to be standard equipment.
When this is sold in the Japanese market, it may be possible to use the handbrake of the guide.
The seat seems to be a combination of synthetic leather and fabric.
The meters have a slightly old-fashioned design.
Although it has a display audio, there are many opinions that it is not easy to use, so it is a minus point personally.
Air conditioners look like a touch display, but the physical switch has higher operability.
The power train is equipped with a hybrid system that combines a 1.5-liter displacement three-cylinder inline engine with an electric motor, like the new “Yaris”, and delivers a total system output of 116hp.
The drive system can be selected from front wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
On the other hand, it seems that the gasoline model will also be lined up, it will be equipped with a displacement 1.5 L inline 3 cylinder dynamic force engine, and the drive system can be selected from front wheel drive or four wheel drive.
It will be launched in the Japanese market from the fall of 2020 and in the European market around the summer of 2021. The production will be decided at Toyota Motor East Japan Co., Ltd./Valenciennes plant in France.