Toyota Ireland is expanding its Yaris Cross compact SUV range with the introduction of a new GR SPORT grade, coming to Irish shores in the first quarter of 2023. Indicative pricing starts from €36,830.
Inspired by the multi-World Championship-winning achievements of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, the Yaris Cross GR SPORT comes with exclusive exterior and interior features and retuned suspension for sharper, and even more engaging handling. The Yaris Cross GR SPORT extends the model’s appeal to a wider range of customers, following the success of the established Corolla, Toyota C-HR, and Yaris GR SPORT editions.
The new Yaris GR SPORT is distinguished by new 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with a bright machined finish. The sporting touches also include a new rear diffuser and front grille with an exclusive “hot stamp” piano black mesh pattern and discreet GR badging. A new Dynamic Grey finish is the GR SPORT’s signature colour, which emphasises its sporty character in addition to its bitone contrast black roof and pillars.
In the cabin, the front sports seats have new grey upholstery with red stitching; similar bright stitchwork is featured on the steering wheel and shift lever.
The GR logo is prominently featured, on the front headrests, starter button, combimeter and steering wheel, and there are GR SPORT-specific gunmetal silver trim inserts in the doors and instrument panel.
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 397 litres (with all seats in place) to a maximum 1,097 litres. The skilful packaging maximises interior space within compact exterior dimensions that are ideal for nimble urban manoeuvring.
As a high-grade model, the Yaris Cross GR SPORT has a rich standard equipment specification, including dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and rear privacy glass. The GR SPORT is also equipped with the Toyota T-Mate package of advanced active safety and driver assistance features.
The Yaris Cross GR SPORT is powered by Toyota’s 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 40% thermal efficiency, resulting in excellent fuel efficiency and CO2 performance.