Toyota will not release “charged” Yaris Cross

Toyota will not release “charged” Yaris Cross

November 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese company has no plans to create a Toyota Yaris Cross GR.

Toyota is in the process of expanding its GR (Gazoo Racing) lineup with more performance models, but the Yaris Cross will not be among them, although it could technically get the powerful GR Yaris powertrain as it shares much of its design with a “charged” hatch.

Australian journalists attending the subcompact crossover show took the opportunity to ask brand executives if the Yaris Cross would receive a GR version. Rather than avoiding an answer, as is often the case, representatives said they were unaware of it.

“I don’t know anything about the plans for the GR Yaris Cross,” said Toyota Australia head of marketing, Sean Hanley. “But we are very excited to bring the GR Yaris to the Australian market next month, but I don’t know anything about the Yaris Cross in this area,” – he added.

The GR Yaris Cross could be used as a rival to the Hyundai Kona N and Volkswagen T-Roc R, with a 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine delivering up to 257 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque in Europe, while in Japan the unit develops 268 hp. and 370 Nm.

A six-speed manual transmission works in conjunction with the power unit, providing acceleration from zero to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds with a top speed of 230 km / h.