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Yaris Cross upgrades with new technology, safety features and styling

Posted: 28/03/2024
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Upgraded Yaris Cross with latest generation multimedia and safety technologies
Seven all-hybrid variants with choice of front and all-wheel drive
Yaris Cross priced from $30,900 for GX FWD and $33,900 for GX AWD

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We're excited to let you know that Toyota has given its Yaris Cross small SUV a significant technology boost with the upgraded range featuring the latest generation multimedia and Toyota Safety Sense(1) suite of driver assistance technologies.

Alongside the increase in technology comes minor exterior and interior styling tweaks, along with increased comfort and convenience features. 

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the upgraded Yaris Cross delivered on the lifestyle needs of its customers.

“Since its launch in late 2020, the Yaris Cross has proven a popular choice with customers providing a strong mix of style, performance and practical functionality,” Mr Hanley said.

“Now with the substantial improvements in safety and multimedia technology, along with its hybrid powertrain, it offers even greater value and more appeal whether for daily use around town or getting out into the country on the weekend,” he said.

Toyota Yaris Cross update read of vehicle

The Yaris Cross is offered in four front-wheel drive variants including entry-level GX and mid-range GXL, and a pair of top-of-the-range Urban and GR Sport that cater to different styling tastes.

All-wheel drive versions are offered in three grades, GX, GXL and Urban.

Headlining the changes is the latest generation multimedia system that offers a larger 8-inch touchscreen display – previously 7-inch – cloud-based and embedded satellite navigation(2), wireless Apple CarPlay®(3) and Android AutoTM(4) compatibility, Bluetooth®(5) connectivity, DAB+ radio(6) and a USB-C audio jack.

The USB charging ports have also been upgraded to USB-C with two outlets, standard across the range to keep devices fully powered.

Yaris Cross update interior

All models now also feature a full 7-inch digital instrument cluster that offers a choice of nine display patterns across three themes of Casual, Smart and Sporty.

The upgraded Yaris Cross offers the latest in safety technology too with the new generation Toyota Safety Sense(1) suite of driver assistance features.

The autonomous emergency braking pre-collision safety system now recognizes motorcycles and oncoming vehicles in addition to cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles ahead, and offers enhanced intersection collision avoidance (daylight only) and emergency steering assist (daylight only).

Further improvements to its active cruise control and lane trace assist functionality and new cameras and sensors that operate over a wider area, designed to provide even greater safety for all road users.

The Yaris Cross GXL grade and above also gain a new parking support brake with front and rear parking sensors and safe exit assist functionality for the blind spot monitor(1).

Updated Yaris Cross front

Toyota has also enhanced comfort and convenience with the GX versions gaining sunvisor mirror lights, two rear grab handles, a soft armrest for the centre console with GXL models now featuring rear side, as well as rear privacy glass.

Styling changes have been kept to a minimum with a new design upper grille and seat trim pattern for all models except GR Sport, a large rear side spoiler for all variants, and new colour 18-inch alloy wheels for the Urban grade.

There have also been some changes in the colour availability with the Yaris Cross now offered in a choice of seven single colours including Frosted White, Stunning Silver, Ink, Atomic Rush, Latte, Mineral Blue and Massive Grey(7).

Urban grades are also offered with a choice of four two-tone colourways that combine Frosted White, Atomic Rush, Latte or Massive Grey with a black roof(7).

All FWD Yaris Cross versions are powered by a smooth and refined 1.5-litre hybrid system that combines a 67kW/120Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with a 59kW/141Nm motor generator and 4.3Ahr lithium-ion battery to offer a combined maximum output of 85kW.

All-wheel drive models gain an additional 3.9kW/52Nm rear motor generator mounted on the rear axle to provide additional traction in slippery conditions.

The AWD system operates automatically to split drive torque between the front and rear wheels according to road conditions from 100 per cent drive through the front wheels to 40 per cent to the front and 60 per cent to the rear.

All-wheel drive variants also feature a Trail Mode to further improve off-tarmac capability, with the system automatically braking a slipping or freely rotating wheel to ensure drive torque is directed to the wheels with the most traction at all times.

Yaris Cross update with entertainment system

A multi-link rear suspension – compared to the FWD versions’ torsion beam – also provides more agile handling and greater ride comfort on rough surfaces with all models using a tried and true MacPherson front suspension.

All Yaris Cross versions are covered by the Toyota Warranty Advantage(8), consisting of a five-year/unlimited kilometre term with capped-price servicing for the first five years/75,000km (whichever comes first) and each 12-month/15,000km service costing $250.(9)



(new or upgraded items in bold)


  • 85kW, 1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid powertrain
  • 4.3Ahr lithium-ion hybrid battery
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front wheel drive (FWD) or All-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Front MacPherson strut suspension with stabiliser bar
  • Rear torsion beam suspension with stabiliser bar (FWD)
  • Rear multilink suspension (AWD)
  • Ventilated 283mm front disc and solid 265mm (FWD), 281mm (AWD) rear disc
  • Rack & pinion steering with electric power assistance


  • Halogen headlights and turn signals, LED taillights and daytime running lights
  • Rear LED foglights
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/65R16 tyres
  • Temporary spare wheel
  • Electric auto retractable exterior mirrors
  • Rear windscreen wiper
  • Large roof side spoiler
  • New upper grille design
  • Seven single and four two-tone colour options with solid, crystal pearl, metallic, and mica paint finishes(10)


  • Cloth fabric seat upholstery with new pattern design
  • Manual driver and front passenger seat adjustment
  • 40/20/40-split fold rear seat back
  • Leather-accented steering wheel with steering wheel controls
  • Manual tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • 7-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Gun metal metallic door trim and garnish
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisor mirror lights
  • 2 rear grab handles with integrated coat hook
  • Centre console soft armrest
  • 2 front and 2 rear cupholders
  • Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Front and rear carpet floor mats


  • Toyota Safety Sense(1):
    • Pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking
      • Pedestrian, cyclist (daylight), motorcyclist and oncoming vehicle detection
      • Intersection collision avoidance support
      • Emergency steering assist
      • Acceleration suppression at low speeds
    • Active cruise control
      • Curve speed reduction
      • Deceleration assist
    • Lane trace assist with lane-departure alert
    • Road-sign assist (speed signs only)
    • Automatic high beam
  • Reversing camera
  • ABS, vehicle stability and traction control
  • 8 SRS airbags
  • Toyota Connected Services(12)
  • Three rear ISOFIX anchor points + top tethers

Comfort and convenience

  • Automatic climate control
  • Smart entry and start
  • 2 USB-C accessory sockets
  • Front and rear power windows

Infotainment / Multimedia

  • 8-inch display audio touchscreen with natural voice recognition
    • Embedded and cloud-based satellite navigation4
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay®(3) and Android Auto™(4) compatibility
    • Bluetooth®7 connectivity
    • DAB+ digital radio(6)
  • 6 speaker audio system

YARIS CROSS GXL – additional/changed features over Yaris Cross GX
(new or upgraded items in bold)


  • LED headlights and turn signals
  • LED reversing light
  • Rear and rear side privacy glass


  • Front & rear parking support brake with parking sensors
  • Blind spot monitor with safe exit assist
  • Panoramic view monitor

YARIS CROSS URBAN – additional/changed features over Yaris Cross GXL
(new or upgraded items in bold)


New colour 18” alloy wheels with 215/50R18 tyres
Painted radiator grille


  • Synthetic leather-accented front seats with new pattern design
  • Power driver seat
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with mirror, holder and LED light

Comfort and convenience

  • Power tailgate with kick sensor
  • Head up display
  • Nanoe-X™(13)

YARIS CROSS GR SPORT (FWD ONLY) – additional/changed features over Yaris Cross GXL


  • GR Sport suspension package
  • Red front and rear brake calipers with GR logo


  • GR Sport 18” alloy wheels with Falken Azenis FK510 SUV tyres
  • GR Sport front and rear bumpers
  • Black exterior mirror caps


  • Synthetic leather-accented and suede front sports seats
  • Steering wheel and headrests with GR logo
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Gun metal ornamentation

Comfort and convenience

  • Nanoe-XTM(13)


1 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
2 Coverage varies based on vehicle location.
3 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
4 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC
5 Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Compatibility and functionality varies depending on device
6. Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
7 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations.
8 The standard Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5yrs, with unlimited kms, from first registration date (or from delivery in WA)". Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. The commercial vehicle Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5 years from delivery or 160,000kms (whichever occurs first). See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
9 Max price quoted is model specific. Applies to standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) for 5 yrs/75,000 kms (whichever occurs first) up to a max. 5 services. Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. For details see your Toyota dealer or visit toyota.com.au/advantage.
10 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Toyota dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle
12 Connected Services complimentary period ends 1 year from delivery date. Fees may apply thereafter. Not available outside Australia or if services disabled or terminated or after 2033/Telstra 4G sunset (whichever comes first). Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Toyota's control which can limit ability or functionality of system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
13 Product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners


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