2024 Toyota Yaris Cross: What’s changed?

2024 Toyota Yaris Cross

Our multi-award-winning compact SUV has been gently but significantly enhanced, with the aim of maintaining the model’s position as the segment leader in Europe. This article reveals what has changed within the 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross line-up in the keys areas of technology, power and style.

2024 Toyota Yaris Cross

Please note: the availability of vehicle features described in this article may be dependent on the grade of vehicle. Consult your local Toyota centre or visit toyota.co.uk for more information.

2024 Toyota Yaris Cross: technology

The revised model introduces a completely new digital user experience. This includes new instrument displays that be configured and customised to suit the driver’s preference, and a new Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system that is more powerful, quicker to respond and offers a wider range of functions. The size of the displays are now class-leading: up to 12.3-inch for the driver’s combimeter and up to 10.5-inch for the multimedia touchscreen (both grade dependent).

In addition to wireless smartphone integration for both Apple and Android devices, a function of the new multimedia system is its ‘always connected’ cloud-based navigation, which uses up-to-the-moment information on routes, traffic and delays to offer optimal journey planning. The system also offers speech recognition through an on-board voice agent that can recognise and react to natural, conversational language and requests. For example, by saying, “Hey Toyota, I’m cold,” the system will automatically realise the need to raise the climate control temperature.

Convenience and security is enhanced with the availability of a new smart digital key (grade dependent). Linked to the MyToyota app, this digital key grants access to the vehicle through the user’s smartphone, and can be used to lock, unlock and start the vehicle without directly interacting with the phone. The app provides other useful functions, including remote locking/unlocking, pre-journey climate control operation, and activation of the hazard lights to help locate the vehicle, such as in a busy car park.

The revised car is also equipped with the latest generation of Toyota Safety Sense. The advanced features of this system – now with increased scope for detecting risks thanks to a new camera and radar set-up – are provided as standard throughout the 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross range. It is linked to a new data communications module that allows seamless, over-the-air software updates.

Protection is also offered when the car is stationary with the availability of a system that provides a visual and audible warning to help guard against a door being inadvertently opened into the path of approaching vehicles and cyclists.

2024 Toyota Yaris Cross: power and driving pleasure

The 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross joins its hatchback sibling in offering a second, more powerful version of its fifth-generation hybrid electric powertrain to further increase the model’s appeal.

This means that in addition to the established 1.5-litre full hybrid electric system, higher grade GR Sport and new Premiere Edition (see subheading below) models will be equipped with an upgraded system that features a new transaxle and a larger, more powerful motor-generator. Together with adjustments to the power control unit, output rises by 14% (from 114 to 130bhp), and maximum torque increases by 30% (141 to 185Nm). Acceleration from rest to 62mph is now reduced by half a second to 10.7 seconds, while emissions from the revised powertrain remain at a best-in-class 103-122g/km.

2024 Toyota Yaris Cross
High-spec GR Sport model (above) is one of two grades to feature new 130bhp hybrid electric system

Statistics are only part of the story; equally significant is the impact the new powertrain has on the driving experience. It gives the 2024 Yaris Cross a more dynamic and responsive feel, with drive motor assistance also having been tuned to deliver a more linear relationship with accelerator input for faithful feedback.

Improvements have also been applied to how occupants are isolated from noise and vibrations through the powertrain. A dynamic damper has been added to the left-side engine mount; a resonator has been fitted to the intake hose; the inner dash silencer has been changed from a single layer to a three-layer construction; and an extra layer of felt has been added to the cowl top silencer. To combat wind and road noise, thicker glass is used across the windscreen and side windows.

2024 Toyota Yaris Cross: added style with new Premiere Edition

The new Premiere Edition represents the halo model of the 2024 range. Among the body colour options is an exclusive new Urban Khaki bi-tone paint finish (below and lead images), which is paired with exclusive new 18-inch machine-finished five-spoke alloy wheels. Inside, upholstery stitching and deco lines on the instrument panel and doors coordinate with the green paintwork.

2024 Toyota Yaris Cross

When will the new Yaris Cross arrive?

UK pricing and ordering details for the 2024 Yaris Cross will be announced before the end of the year.

All information was correct at the time of publishing


  1. Hi. I bought my first Toyota (a Yaris) in 2002 and haven’t had a single problem with any of them. I currently drive a 2023 Yaris Cross, and haven’t encountered the problem of a flat battery as described by others, despite leaving it on one occasion for 3 weeks. Could you tell me if the Premier edition will come with full or part leather sports seats, please? My 2019 Corrola Design had the sports seats, which were supremely comfortable. Also, how do the fuel consumption figures compare between the 114 hp, and the 130hp version. I regularly exceed 70 mpg with my current car. Thanks.

    1. Hi Steve,
      Thanks for your comment, we are pleased to hear that your current Yaris Cross is serving you well.
      On the 2024 Yaris Cross, the Premiere Edition features Black Partial Leather Seats with Urban Khaki Stitching Trim.
      Unfortunately, as this is a new model which has only just gone into production, we do not have the fuel consumption figures of the new powertrain just yet.
      We hope this helps.

      1. Which of the model for the 2024 toyota yaris cross is higher in spec.
        What’s the difference between the Premier Edition and GR Sport model please ?

      2. Hi Victor, thanks for getting in touch.

        The Premiere Edition is a special model for the new model year launch. Both this and the GR Sport grades have the improved 130bhp powertrain which is unique to these grades. The main differences are in the look of the GR Sport grade which has unique styling features including ultra suede seats, ambient lighting, GR styling accents, upper/lower grille and rear diffuser.

        The Premiere Edition has a few more desirable features as standard such as the Advanced Safety Pack, Heads Up Display and JBL speakers.


        Toyota UK

  2. Ordered my Yaris Cross Excel last week. Not expected till July. This will be the longest 3 months of my life 😅

  3. Just ordered an excel!
    Could you tell me anymore about its highlight features?
    Also is it true the interior has updated designs/colours on the dash and seats?

    1. Hi Bradley
      How exciting! Which model?
      Did you have any order details possibly please?
      Also the Toyota Centre you ordered this from?
      Kind regards

      1. Hi, I would like one of these new Yaris Cross’ , can I order one at my local dealership?

  4. I have ordered a Yaris Cross Premiere in white. Could you tell me what colour the stitching and piping is with this colour please.

    1. Morning Jim
      Do you have you vehicle order details please?
      Otherwise, the Toyota Centre who you have placed the order with will be able to advise on this.
      Kind regards

    2. On previous versions of the premier Yaris Cross, the interior piping/stitching followed the exclusive colour for the premier… previously it was gold, even if the car exterior was blue or silver etc – have a look on autotrader and you’ll see some examples. So for this release, I would expect it would be the same inserts / seat trim as for the Khaki version……..In the continuing absence of an updated brochure or configuration, that would be my best assumption… unless Toyota know differently ?

      1. Hi Mike
        Premier Edition 2024 Yaris Cross comes with black partial leather interior w. urban khaki stitching.
        Kind regards

  5. Hi Roger,
    The part number for the user guide should be PZ49X-U0249-EN so if this is not correct, this can be replaced for you by the Toyota Centre.
    We can only apologise if this was incorrectly supplied to you.
    There are full manuals that can be downloaded from our website and here is the link – https://www.toyota.co.uk/customer/manuals
    Kind regards

  6. I was put off purchasing the Yaris cross hybrid because of the numerous problems that were occurring with the 12v battery. I understand that this arose because the management system was directing too much of the surplus generated power to the small 12 v lead acid battery rather than the lithium drive battery in the hybrid car. I also understand that the lead acid battery is not the ideal choice for the role that it has to undertake and that there are more appropriate types available.
    Does the new version address this problem? I am still in the market for a new car and would like it to be the Yaris cross hybrid!

    1. Hi Laurence
      We do have a revised battery which has a better amp rating that supports a low mileage user.
      Kind regards

      1. Hi, a revised / increased amp rating battery sounds just the job, will I have to ask for it on my ordered 2024 Premiere Edition Cross, or will it come as standard kit? I am a low mileage driver.

      2. Hi Peter
        The revised battery has a better charge acceptance (higher amp) rating. The charging performance is therefore slightly improved, however still requires that the vehicle is driven or left with the engine running to charge the 12V battery.
        This battery is currently available to the network in the event of a customer concern, but they need to clearly understand the issue and usage conditions too and offer appropriate advice to prevent repeat failures.
        If the vehicle is not being used regularly or there aren’t other measures in place to maintain the 12V battery (solar charger, trickle charger etc.), it can still cause the 12V battery to go flat.
        We advise taking appropriate steps to maintain the 12V battery if the vehicle is being used infrequently or only for short journeys. This includes the measures above or taking the vehicle for a longer drive each month or leaving the engine running for over 30 minutes each month when safely parked – whilst washing the vehicle for example.
        Kind regards

  7. So …will my Toyota dealer, accept my concern and give me a revised battery…or will I have to wait until my car breaks down and therefore fails ?

    1. Hi Peter
      If you follow the guidance previously advised for battery maintenance, you should not have a concern.
      Kind regards

  8. I am slightly confused on the above comments, all I need to know is does the 2024 Yaris cross have the revised battery fitted as standard as I’m expecting mine in a few weeks time.

    1. Hi Steve,
      No it will not as if you follow the guidance for battery maintenance you should not experience any issues.
      Kind regards

      1. If I was to change the 12v battery, for a better quality, higher capacity…would this invalidate my warranty?

      2. Hi Peter,
        It shouldn’t, unless the part or the fitment or the part causes an issue with the vehicle itself, meaning it was not a manufacturing defect.
        Kind regards

  9. I go abroad every winter fir 4 months.
    I would love it to be The Yaris Cross, so how do I deal with the 12V battery.
    After reading the above I am confused to buy or not to buy.
    I am on a test drive in 2 days.

    1. Excellent, the Toyota Centre will be able to go through any information you require. Enjoy the test drive!

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