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Toyota Yaris Cross: discover the engine of the new cheapest mini SUV in Brazil that hits the market doing 30 km/l to win the hearts of Brazilians and annihilate Creta and Renegade

Written by Flavia Marinho
Published 24/05/2024 às 10:04
Toyota Yaris Cross: discover the engine of the new cheapest mini SUV in Brazil that hits the market doing 30 km/l to win the hearts of Brazilians and annihilate Creta and Renegade
Toyota Yaris hatchback: New mini SUV features a 1.5 aspirated four-cylinder Flex engine, which generates up to 110 horsepower and 14,9 kg of torque

Toyota Yaris hatchback: New mini SUV features a 1.5 aspirated four-cylinder Flex engine, which generates up to 113 horsepower and 14,9 kg of torque

The introduction of the Toyota Yaris Cross in 2025 has already been confirmedae is destined to revolutionize the automotive sector in Brazil. This new mini SUV model combines efficiency and innovation, aiming to lead the compact SUV segment with sustainable and affordable solutions that meet the demands of the modern consumer.

Scheduled to arrive in 2025, the Toyota Yaris Cross, in addition to being the Toyota's cheapest SUV promises to be the most hybrid in Brazil. This compact SUV, capable of reaching up to 30 km/l, will be a flex hybrid designed to compete with models such as the Honda HR-V, Nissan Kicks, Chevrolet Tracker and Hyundai Creta and Jeep Renegade. This mini SUV highly anticipated by Brazilians, it promises to shake up the national automotive market with its various versions and configurations.

New Yaris Cross arrives in 2025 as Toyota's cheapest SUV!

With the same system as the Corolla and Corolla Cross models, Toyota's new mini SUV promises to do 30km/l

Potentially, the Yaris Cross will be the first full hybrid compact SUV (HEV) available in Brazil, using the same system as the Toyota Corolla and Corolla Cross models, but with different engines. The use of ethanol can improve the 92 hp and 12,3 kgfm of torque produced by the Thai model.

Focused on performance and economy, the Toyota Yaris Cross will be equipped with a hybrid system that combines a 1.5 16V flex engine with an 81 hp electric motor, generating a total power of 113 hp and 14,9 kg of torque. This package is accompanied by an eCVT transmission and an energy regeneration system, allowing an impressive 30 km/l.

A non-electrified 1.5 16V engine is also available for the most basic versions, producing around 106 hp and 14,1 kgfm, values ​​similar to those of the Yaris hatch and sedan produced in Brazil using gasoline. It will be mated to an automatic CVT transmission. The Yaris Cross is remarkably light, weighing in at 1.150kg.

Safety: Toyota Yaris Cross offers six airbags, four-wheel disc brakes

Toyota engineers paid special attention to safety and comfort in the Yaris Cross. The Yaris Cross is equipped with six airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, as well as advanced technologies such as pre-collision detection, lane keeping assistance, full-LED headlights with automatic height adjustment, adaptive cruise control, LED and 18-inch alloy wheels.

For occupant comfort, the Yaris Cross includes a 7-inch digital dashboard, automatic air conditioning and a 10,1-inch multimedia center.

Mini SUV Yaris Cross is the cheapest car from Japanese Toyota and will be manufactured in Sorocaba (SP)

Toyota is investing R$1,7 billion in the plant in Sorocaba, São Paulo, for the local production of the Yaris Cross. To achieve the objective of being the cheapest hybrid in Brazil, the Toyota Yaris Cross only needs to have a starting price lower than the R$ 187.790 currently charged by the Corolla Altis Hybrid.

The expectation is that prices will start at around R$150.000 for the 1.5 model and R$165.000 for the hybrid, positioning it competitively with the Honda HR-V, which has a 1.5 hp 126 engine.

This initiative not only promises more competitive prices but will also boost the local economy, generating jobs and promoting the Brazilian automobile industry.

What to expect from the Yaris Cross

More than a car, the Toyota Yaris Cross represents a statement of innovation and commitment to sustainability. This model promises to transform the compact SUV market in Brazil, offering an attractive option for conscious consumers. With efficiency, comfort and cutting-edge technology, the Yaris Cross is prepared to lead its segment and inspire future innovations in the automotive industry.

I'd love to know if you have or are thinking about purchasing a Toyota. Tell us in the comments section about your experience with the brand. Don't forget to turn on CPG notifications to keep up with all the latest news from the automotive world. To the next!

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Flavia Marinho

Flavia Marinho is a Production Engineer with a postgraduate degree in Electrical and Automation Engineering, with extensive experience in the onshore and offshore shipbuilding industry. In recent years, she has dedicated herself to writing articles for news websites in the areas of industry, oil and gas, energy, shipbuilding, geopolitics, jobs and courses, with more than 7 thousand articles published. Contact us to suggest an agenda, advertise job vacancies or advertise on our portal.

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