2023 Toyota Yaris Cross launched in Indonesia – 1.5L NA and hybrid; AEB, ACC; B-SUV priced fr RM109k

2023 Toyota Yaris Cross launched in Indonesia – 1.5L NA and hybrid; AEB, ACC; B-SUV priced fr RM109k

The Toyota Yaris Cross has been launched in Indonesia, one month after its ASEAN debut in the country. Three variants are offered to customers there, starting with the G Type that retails at 351 million rupiah (RM109k), which is then followed by the S Type at IDR407.7 million (RM126.7k) and the range-topping S HV Type at IDR440.6 million (RM136.9k).

For the G and S, motivation comes from a 2NR-VE 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 106 PS (105 hp or 78 kW) and 138 Nm of torque. The DOHC Dual VVT-i mill sends drive to the front wheels via a CVT automatic, with the G gaining an additional option of a five-speed manual.

Meanwhile, the S HV is the only hybrid variant in the line-up and features an Atkinson cycle 2NR-VEX 1.5 litre NA four-cylinder with 91 PS (90 hp or 67 kW) and 121 Nm. This setup is automatic-only and includes an electric traction motor that is rated at 80 PS (79 hp or 59 kW) and 141 Nm, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery. It should be noted the hybrid variant’s fuel tank capacity is 36 litres, which is less than the pure internal combustion options that pack 42 litres.

In terms of dimensions, the Yaris Cross measures 4,310 mm long, 1,770 mm wide, 1,615 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,620 mm. This places Toyota’s SUV in the ballpark of the current Honda HR-V that is 4,330-4,385 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,590 mm tall and with a wheelbase of 2,610 mm. The Yaris Cross also has more ground clearance at 210 mm compared to the HR-V that ranges from 183 to 196 mm depending on variant (following Malaysian specifications).

All variants of the Yaris Cross in Indonesia have a turning radius of 5.2 metres and come equipped with electric power steering (EPS), tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, front MacPherson struts, a rear torsion beam as well as front and rear disc brakes.

As for standard equipment, the G gets 17-inch alloy wheels (with 215/60 profile tyres), LED headlamps, front fog lamps, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, a nine-inch Display Audio system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, an electronic parking brake (with auto brake hold), manual air-conditioning, fabric upholstery six airbags, blind spot monitoring, hill start assist, vehicle stability control, ABS, EBD, brake assist, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross traffic alert.

The S improves upon the base variant by gaining 18-inch alloys (with 215/55 profile tyres), a powered tailgate with hands-free access, a powered driver’s seat, paddle shifters, selectable drive modes (Eco, Normal and Power), a dashcam, leather upholstery, automatic air-conditioning, a 10.1-inch Display Audio system, pedal misoperation control and a panoramic view monitor.

Also on is the Toyota Safety Sense suite which includes systems like Pre-Collision Warning and Braking (autonomous emergency braking), Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Departure Alert, Lane Keeping Control and Automatic High Beam.

At the very top, the S HV gets the same features as the S, but with improvements to the kit list so it includes a panoramic glass roof with powered sunshade, hybrid-specific displays for the infotainment system, a wireless phone charger, ambient lighting,

PT Toyota-Astra Motor also offers the GR Parts Aero Package for the S and S HV, which adds a front grille garnish, rear bumper garnish and rear ducktail spoiler. Other optional accessories that are available include a cargo net, air purifier, and for the G, a dashcam.

2023 Toyota Yaris Cross launched in Indonesia – 1.5L NA and hybrid; AEB, ACC; B-SUV priced fr RM109k

All variants can be ordered in Super White II, Greenish Gunmetal, Attitude Black Mica and Dark Red, but only the non-hybrids have the additional option of Silver Metallic. The S specifically gets two additional hues that are exclusive to the variant, which are Platinum White Pearl and Spicy Scarlet, while the S HV is the only one to be offered with two-tone paint schemes of Platinum White Pearl, Silver Metallic and Spicy Scarlet, all paired with an Attitude Black Mica roof.

The introduction of the Yaris Cross (reportedly codenamed D03B) is notable because it is built on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA), which is also used for the Raize in Indonesia and Perodua Ativa in Malaysia. It’s been rumoured that Perodua is working on a B-segment SUV that will sit above the Ativa, which is reportedly codenamed D66B (the name Nexis has been thrown around).

If such a model does come into existence, the Yaris Cross would serve as a preview of what to expect. Are you impressed by the Indonesian-spec Yaris Cross?

GALLERY: 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Indonesian brochure

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  • Proton oh Proton on Jun 14, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Always other nation get first launching…

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    • Aeroheads on Jun 14, 2023 at 11:38 am

      Other nation launched first so that when come to Malaysia the bandits from local UMW or Honda will mark up the price and pay the Datuk and Datin who take the extra coffers from the mark up as their god right given fees to charge the common Malaysian folks.

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    • Nusantara Kristang on Jun 14, 2023 at 7:49 pm

      wear cross around neck and drive cross around downtown

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  • Nicodamuson Tang @ Tawau on Jun 14, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Suma boleh scam dari atat ke bawa. Jaga jaga beli automobil ya.

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  • Perodua new SUV on Jun 14, 2023 at 11:17 am

    this will be Perodua’s rumoured SUV coming soon?

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  • Aeroheads on Jun 14, 2023 at 11:35 am

    Why Indonesia is getting such a reasonable price and we in Malaysia is paying additional like up to RM50k more for this type of small SUV. W-RV is a good example and HRV too. Heard the new Xenix, UMW will price it at starting from RM178k when in Indonesia, the starting price is RM150k. UMW really blood suckers owned by UMNO.

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    • haha… wait till SG got it….

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      • karipap ben10 on Jun 14, 2023 at 12:32 pm

        SGD is 3.44x compared to MYR.
        So to them the car is still very affordable.

        a RM100K car is like paying RM 32K only to Singaporeans. cheap stuff.

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        • Squid on Jun 15, 2023 at 9:42 am

          Blame your ancestors for not working hard enough to make this country as rich as Singapore.

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    • Never owned a P, never will on Jun 16, 2023 at 8:46 pm

      Don’t you know that everyone who buys a car in Malaysia is subsidising that first Malaysian car manufacturer? I guess you’re too young when it happened, or not born yet. You can thank that Ayah P for all our sufferings.

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  • Their 1.5L NA engine is used on kereta sekecik2 to sebesar2. No other engine? Who are they competing with just 106PS? Ohers are powered by at least 170PS and 200+ torque.

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    • haha…
      Name me 1 maker will have different engines for different segments from the same maker???

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      • Name me 1 maker using the same engine for all the variants apart from Toyota group.

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        • LebihKurang on Jun 14, 2023 at 3:02 pm

          Mazda3 also got 1.5L.
          Ford Mondeo also got 1.0L ecoboost
          Mercedes Benz also want to use 1.33L Renault engine.
          Accord also want to share 1.5L turbo with B Segment HR-V
          X90 also use 1.5L 3 cylinder like X50

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          • These are just sharing with 2 models and the power are different too.

            Toyota is using 1.5L engine on Vios, Veloz, Rush, Yaris, and next yaris cross.
            Not to mention P2 using the same for myvi, alza, aruz, all generating the same power.

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          • hazri on Jun 15, 2023 at 11:05 pm

            when you said about 1.5L 3 cylinder x50, i just remember today evening when buy goreng pisang, proton x50 near me sound so loud like my old viva.

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    • Nak laju kemana bang?
      Ada ACC, ada Fuel saving 1.5EV, ada Space, Handling and Comfort.

      I like.

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    • 150bhp is already too much power for what you’d willing to admit. You’re not a pro to handle 170ps and a pro don’t pick this car to race either. This is a B segment city car.

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    • Renaldi Soeryadi on Jun 14, 2023 at 6:13 pm

      The reason is, being a DNGA based car, the engine choice itself is limited to only used in Daihatsu and Toyota. In modern day Daihatsu, the only 1.5l option is the 2NR series engine, hence why it’s being used in so many Toyota, Daihatsu, and Perodua cars.

      And second, most of it’s competitor are only offering 1.5l NA engine, except the Seltos and HR-V whose offering turbo variants and in Indonesia, most of people who buy the compact crossover choose NA over turbo. So that’s why it’s being used in this car. Otherwise it will be expensive to make and to sell.

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  • can’t they make better dashboards? so plastic. Even china brands have upped their game and the Japanese just churn out the same old ‘you know what’

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  • Peppa on Jun 14, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    I hope the facelift Alza will get the power tailgate. I am much prefer that over the electronic parking brake

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  • Why all SUV? Where is hatchback?

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  • anonymous on Jun 14, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    yet another ‘developing nation’ only model for us non white people countries. it’s even more insulting when Toyota literally makes a Yaris Cross (as sold in Europe and even Australia!) but hey let’s build a completely different version on the cheaper DNGA (us plebs don’t deserve TNGA) and yet sell it for more than the TNGA Yaris Cross. that being said, at the very least this looks like a baby Rav4.

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  • Looks better without that big chin bodykit,

    slots nicely between the veloz and corolla cross

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  • Autonomous berak on Jun 14, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Better buy second hand xv rather than paying c segment price for this b segment car.

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  • bring in & ill trade in my hatchback yaris to this

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