Meet The Yaris Cross: Toyota’s Hyundai Creta-rivaling Contender In Indonesia

  • May 15, 2023
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Don’t mistake it for the Yaris Cross SUV sold in Europe, as this is an entirely different product just for the ASEAN markets and rivals the Hyundai Creta in Indonesia

  • Toyota Yaris Cross revealed in Indonesia

  • Shares no similarity with the European-spec Yaris Cross

  • Gets two 1.5-litre powertrain options: 106PS petrol and 112PS strong-hybrid petrol

  • Takes styling cues from Highlander SUV sold abroad

  • Features include a 10.1-inch free-standing infotainment system and ADAS.

  • India launch is unlikely.

Toyota has just taken the covers off the Yaris Cross SUV in Indonesia. It is a completely different model from the one sold in the European markets. The B-segment SUV is based on the modular DNGA platform; and with a length of 4,310mm, it is a tad bit longer than its immediate rival in Indonesia which is the Hyundai Creta. Here’s everything you need to know about it:


The Toyota Yaris Cross takes heavy inspiration from the Highlander SUV, especially towards the front end. It has a similar front fascia, but looks more aggressive, thanks to the sculpted bits like the housing for the fog lamps and front skid plates. The headlights look sharp and the trapezium-shaped grille has an upright stance to it.

The upright stance is also seen in the roofline which only tapers down ever so slightly towards the end for that sportier look. You get squared-out wheel arches with heavy black cladding that continues on the side sills, giving it a nice beefy look.

The rear end seems to be inspired from the Corolla Cross that sits above in its lineup. The horizontal tailights are quite similar, but definitely look sharper in the Yaris Cross. The bumper along with the cladding seems to protrude outwards ever so slightly, making the styling look busier than it actually might be.

Its overall style doesn’t shy away from denoting the fact that this car has big dimensions with a length of 4,310mm, 1,770 breadth, and a wheelbase of 2,620mm. 


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The styling inside looks fairly simple compared to the styling outside. The free-floating 10.1-inch screen takes centre stage in what seems to be a very chunky dashboard. And while the design is simple, the features equipped inside are anything but, with the list including 7-inch digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, a wireless charging pad, panoramic sunroof, an electrically operated tailgate and more. 

Passenger safety is ensured via stuff like six airbags, a 360-degree camera, ABS with EBD, parking sensors, hill-start assist, and the Toyota Safety Sense ADAS kit. The autonomous features include blind-spot detection, and rear-cross traffic alert. 


Toyota has given the Yaris Cross two powertrain options: pure petrol and strong-hybrid petrol. Both use a 1.5-litre engine, but the former has an output of 106PS and 138Nm, while the latter combines with the electric motor to produce 112PS. Both are geared using a CVT gearbox, while a 5-speed manual is also available with the pure petrol powertrain. Both drive the front wheels only.

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A launch in India is highly unlikely, given that Toyota has got the Hyryder, which is a similarly sized SUV with similar powertrain specifications, so it won’t make sense to have a competition with itself. Moreover, this is just for the South East Asian markets and those products rarely ever make way to our shores.

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