Toyota says it has cut emissions by nearly 20 percent in the coming Yaris Cross full-hybrid small SUV since it first showed the car last May.
The Yaris Cross will go on sale in September with estimated CO2 emissions of 100 grams per km on the WLTP cycle for the front-wheel drive version and 110 g/km for the all-wheel drive version. Toyota had quoted figures of 120 g/km and 135 g/km for the two models when it first showed the car last year.
Exact figures will be revealed closer to the launch date, the company said. If certified, those numbers would be about 10 percent lower than competitors from Renault and Hyundai.
“Now that we are closer to production, we have more accurate figures,” a spokesman for Toyota Motor Europe said. He did not say why the figures had improved.
The Yaris Cross is built on the same GA-B version of Toyota’s global TNGA platform as the Yaris small car. The Yaris Cross will be built in the same plant as the Yaris in Valenciennes, northern France, and will use the same hybrid drivetrain based around a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine running on the Atkinson cycle. The Yaris hybrid has CO2 emissions that start at 87g/km.