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

327 comments

  1. My local Toyota Dealership has the new Yaris Cross Premier Edition 130 in their showroom. Wow, it’s a fantastic looking car especially in the Urban Khaki bi-tone paint finish. I can’t wait for mine to be delivered later in June.

    1. Hi Phil, thanks for your kind words.

      We’re pleased to hear that you are a fan of the Yaris Cross and we hope you enjoy your new one when it arrives!

      Thanks,

      Toyota UK

      1. We have had ours for two years now and my wife is so dissapointed with it as it is described as a Town car but leave it for 4 – 5 days and it wont start, Flat battery . Has been fully checked by dealer and passed as clear but advised to do more miles. defeats the object of purchase, we have had several Ravs and always found them outstanding but this has changed our opinion of Toyota

      2. Hi Alan, thanks for your comment.

        We’re sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with your Yaris Cross.
        As you have been advised, more frequent use will ensure the 12V battery will stay in good health. You could also look into a trickle charger which is connected directly to the battery and helps to maintain charge. Your local Toyota Centre can both supply this and provide further information.

        Thanks,

        Toyota UK

  2. I see some new Yaris Cross hybrid models on YouTube with a redesigned grill for the 2024 model (the one with the badge set in the grill) but my local dealerships (UK) only appear yyo have the old grill with the badge on the bonnet. Can you please clarify?

    1. Hi Penny, thanks for your comment.

      It looks like the images you have seen are of a non-UK specification Yaris Cross. Our dealerships now have the most up to date version of the UK Yaris Cross demonstrators.

      Thanks,

      Toyota UK

  3. Hi, I have a Premiere Cross arriving imminently, which I ordered in February 2024 . I see that there is a £1000 voucher now being given for new orders, does that mean that I’ll miss out on this £1000 that you have announced, this seems really unfair, as I’m a loyal customer…trading in my Cross 2023. Please don’t tell me to ask my dealer…as the voucher is directly from Toyota.
    Regards
    Peter

    1. Hi Peter, thanks for your comment.

      We’re pleased to hear that you have a new Yaris Cross on order and hope you enjoy it. Unfortunately you will not be eligible for this offer as it applies to vehicles ordered and delivered in June.

      Thanks,

      Toyota UK

    2. I’m in same situation and looking at cancelling and reordering – get a few new quotes off carwow and assess – cars are starting to come through now, so may not be any material delay and possibly wait for new reg anyway… £1000 is worth another couple of delay

  4. Regarding the Toyota response to a previous comment that the new Yaris Cross hybrid models on YouTube have a redesigned grill for the 2024 model but dealerships (UK) only appear to have the old grill with the badge on the bonnet, Toyota UK say :
    ”It looks like the images you have seen are of a non-UK specification Yaris Cross. Our dealerships now have the most up to date version of the UK Yaris Cross demonstrators.”

    Will the UK be getting this non-UK facelift? The non-Uk facelift appears to take inspiration from the RAV4 grill/front design and in my opinion looks much better and preferred!!!

    Thanks,

    1. Hi Jay,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Unfortunately, we do not have any information on this at the moment.
      We would recommend keeping an eye on our magazine and social media channels for the latest information on our vehicle offerings.
      Thank you.

  5. “The revised battery has a better charge acceptance (higher amp) rating”
    Is the new battery +or- 45ah

    1. Hi Peter, thanks for getting in touch.

      The SUV pack itself is factory fitted, but the parts that are included can be fitted by your Toyota Centre should you wish.

      Thanks,

      Toyota UK

  6. Is there a downloadable brochure that shows the Premier version. The one that shows the Design to the Excel doesn’t have any mention of the Premier.

    1. Hi Bob, thanks for your interest in the Yaris Cross.

      We do not have a brochure for this particular grade, but all of the information is available on our website. We can also put you in touch with your local Toyota Centre, if you’d like to confirm which location is your preferred one.

      Thanks,

      Toyota UK

    2. It wouldn’t do Rob as the brochure available on the Toyota UK website is still the one dated December 2022!
      Amazingly Toyota can upload new brochures for other products on to the UK website but cannot be bothered to update the Yaris Cross one as several posts on here keep pointing out to them.

  7. I ordered my Yaris Cross on 30 May, due to be at my Dealership on 28th June – I applied and received the code for the £1000 voucher but my dealer told me because they gave me the benefit of a reduced price, which I saw on CarWow, that I am not eligible to get the £1000 even though I didn’t do the deal thru CarWow. Would be grateful for any thoughts as hoping to pick up new car tomorrow 🤗

    1. Hi Suzanne, thanks for your comment.

      We hope you are enjoying your new Yaris Cross so far! This offer cannot be applied on top of any existing discounts, which would include the offer you mentioned and Motability purchases.

      Thanks,

      Toyota UK

    1. Hi Mike,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Unfortunately we don’t have any information on when this will be available at the moment.
      Apologies about this!
      Thanks.

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