Yaris Cross SUV may very well be a component-testing mule for the upcoming Toyota-Maruti Creta-rivalling SUVs.
It’s no shock that Toyota and Maruti collectively are readying their all-new Creta rivalling SUVs for India. Spy photographs of these two SUVs being examined on Indian soil had surfaced final month, with a launch anticipated someday this yr. Now, spy photographs of a brand new, barely smaller SUV have surfaced on the web and an in depth look reveals that this SUV really resembles the Toyota Yaris Cross SUV that’s offered in a number of nations overseas.
We let you know extra concerning the Yaris Cross and its India connection.
- Yaris Cross SUV is being examined in India
- More than likely a element testing mule for Toyota-Maruti SUVs
- No information of an India launch as of now
Toyota Yaris Cross SUV: What’s it?
Whereas Toyota offered the Yaris sedan in India till just lately, the Yaris Cross SUV has no connection to the sedan that was out there right here. Constructed on Toyota’s modular TNGA platform, the SUV relies on the latest-gen Yaris sedan. The Yaris Cross first went on sale within the European market and is now additionally being offered in markets like Singapore and Thailand, amongst others.
So far as dimensions go, the Yaris Cross is 4,180mm lengthy wheelbase, which makes it longer than the Toyota City Cruiser (Brezza Twin) however shorter than the Hyundai Creta.
Toyota Yaris Cross SUV: Why is it being examined in India?
The Yaris Cross comes with a single hybrid powertrain comprising a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine working along with an electrical motor. In keeping with Toyota, the combustion engine has a thermal effectivity of as much as 40 % and might energy the SUV in front-wheel-drive mode. As soon as the in-built sensors detect poor grip, the AWD system kicks in to sort out totally different terrains like rain, sand and snow. The mixed powertrain makes a 116hp.
Whereas this engine might not come to any Toyota automobile offered in India in future, sources inform us that some parts or the hybrid system that’s a part of this engine might make it to an India-bound automobile in future. Toyota can be testing the latest-gen Yaris hatchback in India, which co-incidentally has the identical powertrain choices because the Yaris Cross.
Future Toyota-Maruti Suzuki SUVs for India: What’s incoming?
As we reported earlier, Toyota and Maruti can have one SUV every of their portfolio to rival the Creta in India. Each SUVs will sit on a standard platform and can have related powertrain choices. The physique shell, nonetheless, can have totally different styling cues relying on the model. Learn extra on that right here.