The upcoming 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross has drawn a lot of attention lately, and that’s because the model has recently been teased by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) themselves. Numerous leaks have also surfaced all over social media, but today, this information that we’re about to tell you comes from none other than TMP’s official website–of all places.
There will be three variants of the 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross: 1.5 G, 1.5 V, and 1.5 S Hybrid. Priced at P1,199,000, the base 1.5 G gets stuff like smart entry with push-button start, two-tone 17-inch wheels, a reverse camera, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Up next is the mid-grade 1.5 V which retails for P1,296,000 (+10,000 if you want the Scarlet SE/Attitude Black two-tone scheme). This variant gets larger 18-inch two-tone wheels, a 360-degree camera system, and the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), which includes Pre-Collision System, Automatic High Beam, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and. Adaptive Cruise Control.
Lastly, the range-topping 1.5 S Hybrid comes as standard with a two-tone paint scheme, along with a panoramic sunroof. These, however, aren’t the full specifications and there are still a few features that the website has not yet revealed.
What has been revealed is the powertrain choices. 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 is then mated to 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 for short distances and it isn’t just a mild hybrid.
As a reminder, the 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross that’s arriving in the Philippines is unrelated to the model that’s sold in Japan and Europe. Instead, this model uses the Daihatsu New Global Architecture that’s catered to developing markets, and it 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 is smaller, measuring just 4,180 mm long, 1,765 mm wide, and 1,560 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,560 mm.