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

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. Dear sirs, I went along to my local Toyota dealers to see if they had got any updates on the new Yaris cross and to my suprise they told me that they did not know anything about the new 103 model I thought this was most unusual all the salesman said it must be a model made for the export market, I would be most obliged if you could email me as soon as it will be available for viewing in the local showroom.

    1. Hi David,
      A centre letter has been sent out in the last few days, so your Toyota Centre should have more information on the 2024 Yaris Cross now.
      If you have any questions that we can assist with, please let us know.

      1. I would like to know when the new 130 edition will be in your showroom so I can book a test drive. Thank you David

      2. Hi David,
        Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Yaris Cross.
        Demonstrators should be available from May / June time.
        We hope this helps.

  2. Will the Premiere Edition come with the AWD option and when can I order that? At the moment only the Excel comes with the AWD option and only has the gaudy Taupe/leather interior which is not really to my taste.

    1. Hi Keith,
      The 2024 Yaris Cross Premiere Edition will come with an option for AWD.
      Order books open next month!
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

  3. Look forward to the 2024 revised Yaris Cross. It is still a concern that cars are getting more and more complicated electronics, delivering bleeps, beeps, dings, bells and whistles etc. with more and more features. Too much is screen driven and too few tactile buttons and dials. Furthermore, the recent Mozilla report is highlighting the car industry doing extensive data harvesting and selling it on to third parties. This is not visible to buyers. The car manufacturer that tackles this first with the customer front end, will expand the appeal beyond gen Z – and will beat other players where the issue is not (yet) consumer driven. Also, the privacy issues will grow and Toyota could lead the industry…or someone else will! In summary:
    1/ be clear on what data is collected, if it is commercialised and with an option of opting out.
    2/ complexity and features should be scaleable with choice through software: basic – medium – full.
    Just a few thoughts.

  4. why can you not have the 130 engine upgrade on icon and other lower grades, as an option,like most other manufactures. the GR is 30,000 as it is now, you can get the CHR 1800 with 140 bhp. for 31000, which is the next model up. PS not sure if that is the 2024 revised model? also less tech, and cheaper prices for future cars would be nice?

    1. Hi Aidan,
      There are currently no plans to introduce a Yaris Cross plug-in.
      Do you currently drive a Toyota yourself?

      1. I’m with Vic on this and have submitted to Toyota my dissatisfaction with the lack of detail you give about the Premiere edition. The link you provided for Vic is just not detailed enough and my local dealership is unable to tell me any more.

  5. Currently driving a Toyota Yaris and was planning to change this for a cross but unfortunately it’s not as powerful as my current car (9.7s to 60miles) so will look into other options. Any plans for this to be improved for the Cross version?

    1. Hi Ioana,
      Thanks for your questions.
      in addition to the established 1.5-litre full hybrid electric system, higher grade GR Sport and new Premiere Edition models on the all-new 2024 Yaris Cross 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.
      Please let us know if there is anything else that we can help you with.

      1. Thank you for your reply. I ordered the Premiere Edition in the end 🙂 looking forward to having it delivered.

      2. Hi Ioana,
        This is amazing to hear, thank you very much for your order.
        Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything else that we can assist you with in the future.

  6. Has the 360 degree camera been removed as an option for the Excel? I can’t seem to find the city pack when I go to configure the Yaris Cross. I was able to see it a couple of weeks ago?

    1. Hi Mark, thanks for your comment.

      It’s great to hear of your interest in the Yaris Cross. The 360 Panoramic View Monitor is an optional feature on the Excel grade, added as part of the City Pack. Your local Toyota Centre will be happy to provide further detail on this.


      Toyota UK

    1. Hi Melanie, thanks for your comment.

      We can only advise on the UK market, please get in touch with Toyota in your area directly.


      Toyota UK

  7. We have been loyal Toyota customers for many years and currently own 5 year old CHR. We drove a Yaris Cross last year. Nice likeable car but on the road no improvement over the CHR, which is fair enough given it’s size, so we did not buy one. When will the revised Yaris Cross be available for a test drive please and is it really better on the road as we seek a quiet, comfortable, smooth riding car? Thanks.

    1. Hi there, thanks for your comment.

      We’re pleased to hear of your interest in the Yaris Cross. Demonstrators are expected to arrive in dealerships around May time. Your local Toyota Centre will happily register your interest for a test drive now.


      Toyota UK

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