Toyota has introduced it’s introducing a brand new “dynamically centered” GR Sport variant to its Yaris Cross mild SUV vary in Australia.
The 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport is due in native showrooms in December and can solely be out there in 2WD Hybrid guise.
Toyota hasn’t detailed pricing for the Yaris Cross GR Sport simply but, nevertheless it says that extra particulars shall be revealed nearer to its launch.
The Yaris Cross vary at present begins at $26,990 earlier than on-road prices for the GX petrol, and extends to $37,990 for the City AWD hybrid. It’s seemingly the Yaris Cross GR Sport will price lower than the present flagship.
The Yaris Cross GR Sport has retuned suspension that’s mentioned to assist sharpen steering really feel and response, in addition to scale back physique roll.
There have been no powertrain modifications although.
The Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport is solely powered by a petrol-electric hybrid system that consists of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and two electrical motors on the entrance axle producing a complete system output of 85kW of energy.
That is mated to an digital repeatedly variable transmission (e-CVT) with drive despatched to the entrance wheels solely.
On the surface, the Yaris Cross GR Sport differentiates itself with 18-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone five-twin-spoke design, a singular entrance grille with black mesh, and a “sporty” rear diffuser.
Contained in the Yaris Cross GR Sport there are entrance sport seats with gray artificial leather-based upholstery, a “suede-like cowl”, and lightweight gray stitching that’s additionally carried over to the steering wheel.
It’s value noting all of the press photographs present a left-hand drive mannequin with purple accent stitching on the seats and steering wheel.
There are additionally aluminium pedals, gunmetal silver trim inserts on the doorways and instrument panel, and GR logos on the entrance headrests, good keys and steering wheel.
Similar to the present Yaris Cross, the GR Sport variant may have a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, local weather management, in addition to a three-year complimentary subscription to Toyota Related Providers.
As beforehand reported, Toyota Australia confirmed that it’ll provide “improved know-how” within the Yaris Cross as a part of an replace due in 2022.
It additionally confirmed its entry-level crossover will obtain a brand new vary of exterior colors and finishes, in addition to “enhancements to inside trim” that features black leather-accented upholstery on present top-spec City fashions.
The City at present comes with uncommon tweed-like upholstery with brown leatherette bolsters, which matches a two-tone black-and-brown dashboard and door trims.
Toyota Australia additionally not too long ago introduced it’s introducing a brand new “hardcore halo” HiLux variant to be launched within the second half of 2023 that may even put on the GR Sport title.
Additional official particulars are sparse for now apart from it being described as a “off-road centered” range-topping ute.
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