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 sir’s, I have just ordered the new Yaris cross premier edition and was told my the salesman that if I downloaded the Toyota app I could follow the progress of the car, I tried to do this but it asked me for a Vin number so I was unable to activate the account and now my original will not open, is there anyway I can track the progress of my order. thank you David

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Your Toyota Centre have more information on your order so they would be best placed to assist you further with this.

  2. I’ve just ordered a new Toyota Yaris cross Icon model and I’m concerned about the comments made regarding the 12 volt battery going flat after a week or two when the car is not used.
    Is this true, if so has the problem been resolved.
    Please let me know

    1. Hi Brian
      The electricity stored in the 12-volt battery of any vehicle will discharge gradually even when the vehicle is not in use.
      This is due to natural discharge and the draining effects of certain electrical appliances.
      If any vehicle is left for a long time, the 12-volt battery may discharge, and the hybrid system may be unable to start.
      The 12-volt battery recharges automatically while the hybrid system is operating whilst you are driving the vehicle.

    2. Brian ,
      I have a 2022 model, left for 3 ? Weeks, flat as a pancake, bought a dash charger via cigarette lighter socket and no problems now.

  3. Hi there,
    On the 1st of Feb 2024, I ordered a Yaris Cross Excel with City Pack. I understand the 2024 Excell does not include a city pack and the closest model option that I can get is the 2024 GR Sport + Safety Pack.

    Can you please advise what would be similar in the current Excel model + City Pack compared to the GR Sport 2024 with an advanced Safety pack?

    What is different about the above-mentioned cars/options?


    1. Hi Martin,

      Thank you very much for your order. The Safety Pack now contains the elements from the City Pack.

      The features of the Safety Pack are:
      – Blind Spot Monitor
      – Safe Exit Assist
      – Intelligent Front & Rear Parking Sensors with Clearance Sonar & Automatic Braking
      – Lane Departure Alert Switch on Steering Wheel
      The Advanced Safety Pack also includes the 360 Panoramic View Monitor and Advanced Parking Assist.

      The 2024 Yaris Cross Excel comes with the Safety Pack as standard.
      The 2024 Yaris Cross GR SPORT has the Advanced Safety Pack available.

      We hope this helps.


    1. Hi Michael, thanks for your comment.

      There are no amendments to the cabin of the Yaris Hybrid.


      Toyota UK

  4. I ordered my car on 27 January and I was told a lead time of 6 weeks. I ordered the excel with citypack. I was not told that a new model was available with upgraded features. I assume I still get the 2023 version? We are now looking at beginning April?

    1. Good morning, congratulations and thanks for choosing Toyota!

      We’d kindly ask you to speak with your local Toyota Centre to check your specific order details.

      Thank you.

  5. I recently reached out to a local Toyota dealer regarding information on the new icon spec but they haven’t responded. Would you be able to share some details regarding the 2024 icon trim level features?
    Furthermore are there and packs available in this model ?
    The website linked in many responses above only shows the older spec features

      1. The link posted 1 March 2024 shows no new Yaris Cross Premiere edition or the updated engine on the GR cross. When will Toyota make the new specifications available ?

      2. Hi Peter, thanks for your comment.

        We have no confirmed date when all information will be visible, your local Toyota Centre is best placed to advise in the meantime.
        Information on the Premiere Edition of the Yaris Cross can be found here: https://brnw.ch/21wHBZ0


        Toyota UK

    1. Hi,

      I was wondering what are the colour options on the 2024 Yaris Cross models that come with bi-tone body colours. Is it possible to order it in single colour or it comes only as bi-tone and what are the choices?

      Thanks in advance.

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

        The bi-tone colouring is available on the GR Sport grade in the following colour ways: Ash Grey, Silver Metallic, Platinum White and Scarlet Flare.
        You can find the full details on our website: https://brnw.ch/21wHBTo


        Toyota UK

  6. I am currently deciding my next new car purchase and had decided on the Yaris Cross until the continuing complaints I read regarding the battery issue have put me off ordering. It seems that the issue still remains despite the problem being long standing,and the responses from Toyota are evasive. Can anyone tell me what would constitute a reasonable minimum useage necessary to maintain a reliable charged battery.

    1. Hi, thanks for your comment.

      We’re pleased to hear of your interest in the Yaris Cross. Issues with the 12V battery can occur on any vehicle, there is no set conditions as to when this may occur. For those who may experience an issue, our Toyota Centres are best placed to investigate and advise on resolution measures.


      Toyota UK

  7. I see Toyota dodged the question about whether they’d resolved the battery discharge issue on the Yaris Cross. Not being able to rely on the car to start after being left a few days was why we changed ours. Being told to put the car on a trickle charger was not a solution we fancied! So after four previous Toyota hybrids which gave us no problems we’ve gone to another manufacturer for the reliability we need. Bad show Toyota hope new buyers have better luck!

  8. Time and again road test reviewers comment on how large wheels damage a car’s ride comfort and increase interior road noise levels and yet you only offer 18″ wheels on up range models when the option of 16″ or 17″ would be an choice often made by those of us who value comfort above fashion. Will you make smaller wheels available on future model revisions?

    1. Hi Ricky, thanks for your comment.

      We have no information on any changes to the Yaris Cross at the moment, but we’ll be sure to pass your feedback along to our team.


      Toyota UK

  9. When are mudflaps going to become available again, i currently have a 2023 GRSport and ive just ordered my 2024 GR Sport 130. I have had to run my current car for the duration with no mudflaps, could you advise when this issue is going to be resolved please.

    1. Hi Ian, thanks for getting in touch.

      It’s great to hear that you have a new Yaris Hybrid on order. We’re still working to remedy the mudflap supply issue, current ETA is in the Autumn.
      Your local Toyota Centre will be best placed to provide further updates as they become available.


      Toyota UK

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