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Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid officially launched in T&T

  • Written by Narend Sooknarine
  • Published in Launches

You may have seen the Toyota Yaris Cross vehicle on the road prior, but Toyota Trinidad and Tobago Limited recently held a launch event at the top floor of the UDECOTT carpark at the Hyatt in Port-of-Spain to officially welcome the new Hybrid model to our market. 

The Yaris Cross as its name suggests is a crossover version of the Toyota Yaris, now available with an eco-friendlier hybrid powertrain. With carbon neutrality on the periphery of most people’s attention, Toyota has also taken the leading position by installing a 100KW solar panel array atop TTTL’s San Fernando branch.

Getting back to the new Yaris Cross, the powertrain is comprised of a 1.5-litre, inline 4-cylinder DOHC, dual VVTi gasoline engine, making 87hp@5500rpm and 89ft-lb of torque at 4000-4800rpm. The vehicles hybrid system brings on an additional 26.2KW or 35hp. Braking duties and handled with with single caliper discs all around, vented at the front and ABS, stability control, hill-start assist and traction control are all standard. 

The next generation of Toyota Safety Sense, provides a pre-collision system which we actually tested in real life on the Yaris, which worked as intended. Adaptive cruise, lane departure assist, and auto high beams are also part of TSS which comes standard with the new Yaris Cross. Additionally you have the assurance of 6 airbags on board. 

We had the pleasure of seeing the new Yaris Cross in a few different colours in person at the launch event– the outdoor location was a welcome change of pace, despite being at the mercy of the weather. Under the lights it was easy to appreciate the Yaris Cross’ modern design, roomy passenger and cargo space and unexpected features such as the panoramic glass roof and Android and Apple friendly infotainment system. 

We can’t wait to take it for a drive. Introductory prices starts at TT$250k. If you are interested, you can view or take a test drive.  Contact any branch of Toyota Trinidad & Tobago to arrange.


Technical Specifications: 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid

Engine Power 87hp@5500rpm 
Engine Torque 89ft-lb@4000-4800rpm
Engine Displacement/Type 1496cc, Inline 4-cylinder 16v DOHC w/Dual VVT-i (2NR-VEX)
HEV System Max Output 26.2KW (35hp)
Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Airbags 6
Top Speed 178km/h
0-100km/h (0-62mph) 10.1s 
1/4mile est. 17.2 s @ 79.9mph 
Brakes F/R Vented front discs / Drum
Wheel & Tyre  18" Alloy Wheels with 215/50R18 tyres (F&R)
Ground clearance  210mm
Est. Fuel Consumption Combined/City/Highway 44/29/60mpg (est. will vary according to driving style)
Fuel Tank Capacity / Fuel Type 36 litres / Super 95 RON
Curb Weight 1270 kg
Price as tested TT $250K

Enjoy a few photos from this event:



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