Toyota Yaris Cross Global Debut in Indonesia, Using Avanza-Veloz Engine

Toyota Yaris Cross Global Debut in Indonesia, Using Avanza-Veloz Engine

The engine uses the 2NR-VE owned by Avanza and Veloz

The Yaris Cross exhibits distinctive facial aesthetics when compared to its counterparts in other countries while maintaining consistency in its overall body design.

Indonesia has been selected as the prestigious location for the global debut of Toyota’s latest model, the All-New Yaris Cross, following the successful introductions of previous models like the Agya. This momentous occasion took place in Kuningan, South Jakarta. The Indonesian market is presented with two options for this remarkable vehicle. The first option boasts a 2NR-VE (regular) petrol engine, which is also utilized in the Advance and Veloz variants. The second option offers a hybrid variant. Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) has provided a price range estimation between IDR 300 million to IDR 400 million and beyond.

Under the hood, the petrol-powered Yaris Cross is equipped with the formidable 2NR-VE engine, aptly named the “millionaire.” This engine showcases a sophisticated design featuring a DOHC system, dual VVT-i technology, and four cylinders. Its bore and stroke dimensions measure 72.5 mm x 90.6 mm. With these specifications, the piston mechanism generates an impressive power output of 106 PS at 6,000 rpm, accompanied by a peak torque of 138 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The power is efficiently transmitted to the front wheels through either a CVT or a 5-speed manual transmission system.

The second option, the Yaris Cross HEV, is equipped with a 1,500 cc engine, employing second-generation Toyota Hybrid System technology. This cutting-edge powertrain offers a remarkable maximum torque of 91 PS, complemented by a peak torque of 120 Nm. Additionally, an electric motor contributes an impressive output of up to 80 PS and 141 Nm. The power is skillfully channeled through an advanced e-CVT transmission, while a lithium-ion battery fuels the hybrid system, ensuring exceptional performance and efficiency.

The TNGA-B platform has been unequivocally established as the fundamental framework of the Yaris Cross, despite its previous incarnation as a compact SUV targeted at urban dwellers. The implementation of the monocoque chassis, with the same wheelbase as the highly acclaimed All New Vios, measuring a mere 2620 mm, falls significantly short when compared to the Raize construction, which boasts a length of 2,525 mm. While it ventures into the realm of a small SUV, it is expected to offer augmented interior space.

As a paramount asset in terms of safety, the Yaris Cross proudly incorporates the comprehensive Toyota Safety Sense feature package, akin to its predecessor. Upon meticulous examination, the potential inclusions encompass the Pre-Collision Safety System, Low-Speed Acceleration Control, Emergency Driving Assist, Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist (LTA). Additionally, it incorporates the Adaptive High-beam System (AHS) and Road Sign Assist (RSA). These cutting-edge functionalities are available in both regular and hybrid petrol variants.

Toyota Yaris Cross SUV

Furthermore, the Yaris Cross is outfitted with an array of standard equipment, such as ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), BA (Brake Assist), HSA (Hill Start Assist), VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), ISOFIX (International Standards Organization Fix), and three-point seat belts for the driver and all occupants. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with multiple airbags strategically positioned throughout, Blind Spot Monitoring, S-VSC (Steering Vehicle Stability Control) with side wind control, and Secondary Collision Braking.

Upon perusing the design of the All-New Yaris Cross, it becomes apparent that it bears a striking resemblance to the Corolla Cross and exhibits a silhouette reminiscent of the esteemed RAV4. The black trapezoidal grille seamlessly integrates with the lower air vent, while the front lights employ cutting-edge projector technology, exclusively utilizing LED illumination. The fenders are thoughtfully placed to exude an adventurous SUV aesthetic, and the overall appearance is further enhanced by the sleek and stylish two-tone alloy rims.

Toyota Yaris Cross SUV: exterior styling

The Yaris Cross SUV showcases a refreshed yet familiar aesthetic, characterized by a resolute frontal aspect subtly inclined towards the forefront. It boasts sleek wraparound headlights reminiscent of the E60 BMW 5-series, exuding an air of sophistication. The tall bumper, accentuated by a prominent chin, gracefully complements the trapezoidal grille adorned with a glossy black finish. Vertical fog lamp housings further enhance its striking presence.

In profile, the Yaris Cross exhibits an elegant simplicity, with its commanding, square-shaped wheel arches outlined by contrasting black cladding. The sizable front and rear doors exude a sense of grandeur, while the presence of a small quarter glass preceding the slanted D-pillar adds a touch of refinement. The upright roofline gracefully tapers towards the rear, contributing to its sporty allure. The angular rear design features sleek, horizontally positioned taillamps and a subtly flattened tailgate.

Notably, the Yaris Cross bears a striking resemblance, particularly from the rear, to its larger overseas counterpart, the Corolla Cross SUV. While Toyota has yet to unveil the interior of the Yaris Cross, it will undoubtedly offer a five-seater configuration, promising a harmonious blend of comfort and style.

Toyota Yaris Cross SUV: What exactly is it?

This brand-new SUV manufactured by Toyota is built upon the cutting-edge modular DNGA platform, a cost-effective derivative of the technologically advanced Toyota TNGA architecture. This platform serves as the foundation for various cars, SUVs, and MPVs in the Indonesian and ASEAN region, including flagship models such as the Toyota Avanza MPV, the latest-generation Yaris sedan (the successor to the Yaris model previously available in India), and the highly acclaimed Toyota Raize SUV.

Positioned above the Toyota Raize, the new Yaris Cross SUV is set to directly compete with the Hyundai Creta in markets such as Indonesia. With a length of 4310mm, it surpasses the Creta by a slight margin, while boasting a generous wheelbase of 2620mm, which again exceeds the Creta by an additional 10mm.