The Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport debuts in Japan as a extra thrilling small crossover

The Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport is a brand new variant of the small crossover that will probably be launched in Japan. Extra than simply styling adjustments, the corporate offers this automobile a stiffer physique and revised suspension.

The Yaris Cross GR Sport has extra helps within the center and rear of the physique. In line with Toyota, this gives higher steering stability and fewer physique roll.

The revised suspension lowers the trip top by 0.39 inches (10 millimeters). The corporate additionally adjusts the tuning of springs, shock absorbers and electrical energy steering. The Yaris Cross GR Sport rides on 18-inch Falken FK510 tires.

The hybrid-powered Yaris Cross GR Sport options a sophisticated powertrain controller for improved throttle response.

Toyota additionally tweaks the small crossover’s styling by including entrance and rear grilles. The brake calipers get a pink coat of paint and the mannequin rides on 10-spoke wheels.

Inside, the Yaris Cross GR Sport options particular entrance seats which are a mix of Air Nubuck and artificial leather-based. There is a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel with the GR emblem. The entrance a part of the middle console is darkish grey metallic. The gear knob has a leather-based cowl. The pedals get aluminum covers.

The GR Sport is on the market with a pair of 1.5-liter three-cylinder engines. One model makes 118 horsepower (88 kilowatts), and the hybrid model of this mill has 90 hp (67 kW). Whereas the Yaris Cross is on the market with all-wheel drive, this mannequin solely comes with a front-wheel drive format.

The Yaris Cross GR Sport will go on sale in Japan in August. Costs for the combustion-only mannequin begin at ¥2,367,000 ($17,166 on the present trade price), which incorporates nationwide consumption tax. The hybrid prices ¥2,750,000 ($19,940).

The GR Sport joins the Journey line-up after its introduction final yr. This mannequin centered on making the automobile extra sturdy by including a revised entrance fascia and rear bumper skid plate.

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