The Yaris Cross self-charging hybrid electric has been named 2022 World Urban Car by the organisers of the World Car Awards which was selected by the 102-member strong jury of international automotive journalists from 33 countries.
Launched in 2021, the Toyota Yaris Cross hybrid brings together Toyota’s rich experience and know-how in hybrid electrification and SUV design and engineering, developed for Europe and specifically with European customers in mind.
The Yaris Cross follows in the footsteps of the Yaris, named The Car of the Year in Europe in 2021. It carries the key qualities of the urban hatchback such as the “Big-Small” packaging that maximises interior space and practicality, fourth generation hybrid electric power, the highest safety standards with second generation Toyota Safety Sense, a bold and youthful design and a genuine fun to drive character. Perfectly suited to the more environmentally conscious motorist, Yaris Cross can operate in electric mode for up to 80% of the time in typical city driving conditions, meaning no CO2 or NOx emissions.
These unique attributes are combined with authentic SUV features, founded on a Toyota heritage of innovation that includes originating the now core market segment for recreational SUVs with the first RAV4 more than 25 years ago.
Commenting on the award win, Zoe Bradley, head of marketing communications, Toyota Ireland said: “We are delighted that Yaris Cross has been awarded the highly regarded ‘World Urban Car’ accolade. The youthful and desireable self-charging hybrid electric is dressed to impress, and has quickly become a firm favourite in Ireland. Despite its compact size it features generous boot space, and along with low CO2 emissions and an affordable price point, Yaris Cross hybrid ticks a lot of boxes for both urban and rural drivers.”
Starting from just €28,050 or €205 per month with Toyota Easy PCP, the Yaris Cross hybrid is perfectly suited to day-to-day use, but with an adventurous aspect that’s fundamental to a successful SUV. Yaris Cross blends the robust qualities of an SUV with more advanced dynamic driving appeal, thanks to the GA-B small car platform which gives it the basic strengths that have been so successfully delivered in the Yaris.
The Yaris Cross proudly joins its multiple-award winning and highly acclaimed siblings in the Yaris family: the Yaris and GR Yaris.
For more information on the Toyota Yaris Cross, please visit: https://www.toyota.ie/new-cars/yaris-cross