Posted: 26/03/2024
  • banner_.webp

**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**


Toyota has given its Yaris Cross small SUV a significant technology boost with the upgraded range featuring the latest generation multimedia and Toyota Safety Sense1 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.

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 navigation2, wireless Apple CarPlay®3 and Android AutoTM4 compatibility, Bluetooth®5  connectivity, DAB+ radio6 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.

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 Sense1 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 monitor1.

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 Grey7.

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 roof7.

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.

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 Advantage8, 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


Toyota Yaris Cross pricing10

GX FWD: $30,900

GXL FWD: $33,950

Urban FWD: $36,880

GR Sport FWD: $36,930

GX AWD: $33,900

GXL AWD: $36,950

Urban AWD: $39,880



Premium paint: $575

Two-tone paint:$1350 (Urban & GR Sport only)


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 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
10 Manufacturer's recommended retail prices provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included."

Just some of Chatswood Toyota's advantages:

  • Toyota Access
  • Toyota Genuine Parts
  • Toyota Certified Advantage
  • Toyota Used Cars
  • Toyota Fleet Specialist