The Toyota Yaris Cross is a compact crossover that matches beneath the C-HR within the model’s lineup in some markets. To make the little automobile extra thrilling, the automaker is introducing a mildly sporty GR Sport variant to the vary. Pre-sales begin in Europe within the third quarter of this 12 months. No pricing particulars can be found presently.
Toyota makes use of the GR Sport moniker for fashions with slight efficiency upgrades, whereas GR and GRMN autos have extra vital tuning. So, do not suppose this Yaris Cross is a sizzling hatch.
The one mechanical tweak for this little crossover is revised suspension tuning. The model within the Japanese market additionally has additional bracing within the heart and rear of the underbody, however there is no point out of this modification for the European mannequin.
The Yaris Cross GR Sport appears a bit of extra aggressive with gloss black mesh within the grille and a simulated diffuser beneath the rear bumper. The shade Scorched Orange is unique to this mannequin. There’s additionally an Ash Gray shade that is out there with a contrasting black roof and pillars. It rides on 10-spoke 18-inch wheels with a machined end.
For a sporty look within the cabin, there’s black Ultrasuede with purple stitching. Gunmetal silver trim is on the doorways and instrument panel. The GR emblem is on the headrests, ground mats, starter button, and steering wheel. The inside facilities embody dual-zone local weather management, heated entrance seats, and a nine-inch infotainment display with navigation.
The powertrain for the GR Sport is similar as the remainder of the Yaris Cross lineup. A 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with hybrid help produces a complete of 116 horsepower (87 kilowatts).
The Yaris Cross debuted in 2020 and went on sale in the summertime of 2021 in Europe. The corporate expanded the lineup with the Journey grade as a extra rugged model of the little crossover. It had new items for the entrance fascia and decrease rear bumper. Inside, there was piano black trim and a black headliner.