The Yaris Cross receives GR Sport upgrades

Toyota New Zealand have released pricing and specifications for the highly-anticipated Yaris Cross GR Sport, inspired by the multi-world championship-winning achievements of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. Keep reading for the press release from Toyota New Zealand.

Press release

  • Arriving early 2023
  • 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels 
  • Two two-tone exterior colours available: Frosted White and Ruby with Ink painted roof
  • Powered by a highly efficient three-cylinder 1.5-litre Hybrid Engine
  • Priced from $43,290 (Toyota Driveaway Price)
  • Register your interest or book a test drive >

Toyota’s Yaris Cross compact SUV has introduced a new GR Sport model, inspired by the multi-world championship-winning achievements of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.

Yaris Cross GR Sport adds exclusive exterior and interior features and revised suspension for sharper, more rewarding handling.

On the street, the new Yaris Cross GR Sport will be distinguished by new 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with two 2-tone exterior colours available: Frosted White or Ruby with an ink painted roof. The sporting touches include a new mesh rear bumper garnish and unique front mesh grille with discreet GR badging. The inside boasts black interior featuring smoke silver ornamentation throughout, GR branded front sports seats and steering wheel.

Toyota General Manager of New Vehicles, Steve Prangnell says the new Yaris Cross GR Sport will retain all the qualities that helped the Yaris Cross win the 2022 World Urban Car of the Year title.

“Combining Toyota’s legendary history of small car and SUV design and engineering, the Yaris Cross GR Sport majors on quality and practicality. Customers will appreciate the high SUV driving position and the car-like dynamics, virtues that reflect those of the original Toyota RAV4 – the world’s first recreational Sports Utility Vehicle.”

Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport in Ruby Red with Ink Roof

Yaris Cross GR Sport Frosted White

Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport in Frosted White

Dynamic performance and practicality in spades

Yaris Cross has a proven foundation for rewarding handling thanks to the GA-B platform – the same as that featured in the European Car of the Year 2021-winning Yaris hatchback – which gives it a low centre of gravity, a highly rigid body, and balanced chassis. In the GR Sport, performance has been sharpened with enhanced suspension, giving the driver better steering, roll and grip feel.

The Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport is powered by Toyota’s highly efficient three-cylinder, 1.5-litre Hybrid Dynamic Force engine. The powertrain’s long stroke, high-speed combustion, high 14:1 compression ratio, and temperature and pressure controls help the unit achieve a high thermal efficiency and low fuel consumption.

Convenience is designed-in with a 40:20:40 split folding rear seat and a split-folding deck board that allows load space to extend from 390 litres (with all seats in place) to a maximum of 1,097 litres. The skilful packaging maximises interior space within compact exterior dimensions that are ideal for agile urban manoeuvring.

As a high-grade model, the Yaris Cross GR Sport has a rich standard equipment specification, including dual-zone climate control with Nanoe X, Head-Up Display, Panoramic View Monitor, and rear privacy glass. The GR Sport also has the Toyota Safety Sense package of advanced active safety and driver assistance features as standard.

Yaris Cross GR Sport availability

The Toyota Yaris GR Sport is anticipated to arrive early this year. The Toyota Drive-away pricing includes all on road costs: WOF, registration, a full tank of fuel, the Toyota Care Service Advantage fixed price servicing package, floor mats, and a three year or 100,000 km warranty. The 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport will be priced at $43,290 driveaway.

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Toyota Driveaway Price: WOF coverage and additional year of Roadside Assistance only validated if Scheduled Servicing is met through an Authorised Toyota Dealer or Service Agent. Warranty extension is for up to 5 years or 150,000km, whichever occurs first, under normal operating conditions. Capped price service coverage applies to servicing carried out at 15,000km, 30,000km, 45,000km and 60,000km only or time intervals of 12 months, 24 months, 36 months and 48 months only, whichever occurs first, under normal operating conditions. Prices and specifications subject to change at any time.

Toyota Driveaway Price excludes the NZ Government Clean Car Programme (CCP) rebate or fee. The CCP is a Government-mandated rebate or fee that applies to certain vehicle models, and is subject to change at any time. The final rebate or fee will be reviewed at the time of vehicle delivery, and the rate at that time will apply to the purchase. The Customer is responsible for claiming the rebate directly from Waka Kotahi.

Prices are subject to change without notice. Overseas model shown for illustrative purposes only. Local specifications may vary.

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