Toyota Announces New GR Sport Grade for Yaris Cross Range
- Sport design touches, retuned suspension sets GR Sport apart
- Arriving in local showrooms from December 2022
- GR Sport to be offered with responsive hybrid powertrain
Toyota will expand its Yaris Cross range in Australia, bringing the dynamically focused GR Sport variant to the light SUV line-up.
Due in local showrooms in December, the Yaris Cross GR Sport offers retuned suspension for a more rewarding driving experience, as well as stylish touches inside and out that distinguish it from the rest of the Yaris Cross lineup.
The GR Sport is clearly differentiated on the outside by 18-inch alloy wheels featuring a 5-twin-spoke design and bright machined finish, while other exterior touches include a unique front grille with a black mesh design, and a sporty rear diffuser.
Upgraded front sports seats feature suede-like cover with synthetic leather grey upholstery with light grey stitching with the stitching also applied to the steering wheel.
Gunmetal silver trim inserts applied on the doors and instrument panel complement the GR Sport's aluminium pedals, while GR logos are found throughout the cabin on the front headrests, smart keys and steering wheel.
The highly rigid TNGA-B platform underpinning the Yaris Cross affords the urban SUV great chassis balance and nimble handling, which has been further enhanced for the GR Sport with retuned suspension to sharpen steering feel and response and reduce body roll.
The GR Sport builds on the already impressive specification of the Yaris Cross, which includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay®1 and Android Auto™2 compatibility, climate control air conditioning and a comprehensive suite of active safety technologies including Toyota Connected Services.
The GR Sport will be offered exclusively with a 2WD hybrid powertrain, offering superb efficiency and response.
The hybrid system pairs a 67kW/120Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with a pair of motor generators on the front axle that combine to produce a total system output of 85kW.
Since its launch in late 2020, the Yaris Cross has become one of the most popular vehicles in its segment with a blend of practicality, performance and value.
More details on the Yaris Cross GR Sport will be revealed closer to its release in December.
1 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
2 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC.