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Toyota Australia has locked in pricing for its all-new Yaris Cross light SUV, which will go on sale next week priced from $26,990 plus on-road costs.
Entry to each grade starts with a two-wheel-drive (FWD) petrol variant, with pricing set at $26,990 for the GX, $31,990 for the GXL and $32,990 for the Urban.
Opting for the FWD hybrid comes at a $2000 premium in any case, while the AWD hybrid adds an extra $3000 on top of that.
Motivating the base variants is an 88kW/145Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, sending power directly to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission.
Opting for the FWD hybrid combines a similar 1.5-litre engine with two electric motors which together generate 85kW and offer a combined fuel consumption figure of just 3.8L/100km.
Meanwhile, AWD hybrid variants gain a third electric motor at the rear axle to provide enhanced traction when needed.
Stepping up to the GXL grade affords customers things like satellite navigation, LED headlights, blind spot monitoring and an enhanced rear-view camera, while range-topping Urban units gain 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, a power driver seat, as well as a power tailgate with a kick sensor.
In a press release, Toyota Australia vice president sales and marketing Sean Hanley suggested that the Yaris Cross will stand apart from current segment heavyweights thanks to the inclusion of a hybrid powertrain.
"With its high levels of safety, comfort and convenience equipment, and the only hybrid powertrain available in the segment, the Yaris Cross is the perfect partner for the working week, with the versatility and practicality to get out of town for an active weekend.”
2021 Toyota Yaris Cross pricing before on-road costs
|GX 2WD petrol||$26,990|
|GX 2WD hybrid||$28,990|
|GX AWD hybrid||$31,990|
|GXL 2WD petrol||$29,990|
|GXL 2WD hybrid||$31,990|
|GXL AWD hybrid||$34,990|
|Urban 2WD petrol||$32,990|
|Urban 2WD hybrid||$34,990|
|Urban AWD hybrid||$37,990|