Daihatsu-Based 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross With Available Hybrid

Daihatsu-Based 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross Debuts With Available Hybrid

The 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross that debuted in Indonesia is not related in any form to the European and Japanese Yaris Cross.

Toyota has finally debuted the Yaris Cross in Southeast Asia, but it’s not the Yaris Cross that the Japanese or European markets get. Instead, the 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross that recently debuted is completely different, and it’s riding on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform for developing markets just like the Veloz, Raize, and new Vios.

2024 Toyota Yaris Cross

As a result, it may share similar styling cues with the European and Japanese Yaris Cross, but the dimensions are significantly different. In fact, to cater to the region’s preference for practicality, the Daihatsu-based Yaris Cross measures 4,310 mm long, 1,770 mm wide, 1,615 mm tall, and with a wheelbase of 2,620 mm. For reference, the Japanese and European Yaris Cross measures 4,180 mm long, 1,765 mm wide, 1,560 mm tall, and with a wheelbase of 2,560 mm.

2024 Toyota Yaris Cross

Speaking of its styling, Toyota created the new Yaris Cross with the theme of “Solid & Dynamic”. Outside the marketing speak, the 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross comes with a trapezoidal grille that’s flanked by slim LED headlights, triangular foglamp housings, and a chiseled front bumper. There’s also the option for a black contrasting roof depending on the variant. Other design flourishes include a tapered roofline, angular LED taillights, and available two-tone wheels giving the side profile a dynamic look.

Once you step inside, you’ll see the Daihatsu connection even more. The steering wheel, 10.1-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 7-inch digital gauges, and the aircon controls are all plucked out of the Veloz, Raize, and new Vios. On the upside, at least most of the dashboard is finished in soft-touch leatherette surfaces. There’s also a panoramic sunroof, as well as rear USB ports.

Under the hood is where things get interesting. The 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross comes in two 1.5-liter engine flavors. The base engine is a familiar non-electrified one that’s been used in a host of Toyotas for ages now, and it produces 105 hp and 138 Nm of torque. This gets a 5-speed manual or a CVT. The more interesting powertrain is a new 1.5-liter hybrid drivetrain, which when combined with the electric motor, delivers a total system output of 110 horsepower (but total torque has not been provided). This is a true hybrid, mind you, as the Yaris Cross can run in pure electric and it isn’t just a mild-hybrid.

The full Toyota Safety Sense suite is also available in the new Yaris Cross, and this includes stuff like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane centering, full-speed adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, just to name a few.

Indonesia will be the first market to receive the new Daihatsu-based Yaris Cross, and it’s going to slot between the Raize and Corolla Cross. With that said, do you prefer this model or the version that Europe and Japan get?

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