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production launched for the Yaris SUV!

More than a year after presenting it, Toyota began production of the Yaris Cross at the Onnaing plant, near Valenciennes, in northern France.

Let’s go for the Yaris Cross ! Unveiled in spring 2020 and available to order in France since April 2021, the SUV version of the little Yaris finally comes fromgo into production.

The first copy produced came out Monday July 5 from the assembly lines of the Toyota plant in Onnaing, near Valenciennes, in the North of France (59).

Based on the TNGA platform and measuring 4,18 m de long, the SUV is manufactured on the same line as the fourth generation city car. Toyota is considering produce 300,000 Yaris and Yaris Cross per year within its French factory.

Toyota relies heavily on the Yaris Cross

The Japanese manufacturer has invested 100 M € to Onnaing for the Yaris Cross. The model has helped create 100 new jobs locally in less than a year and transform 200 fixed-term contracts into permanent contracts. The Valenciennes site currently employs nearly 5,000 people, including 3,535 permanent contracts and more than 1,000 fixed-term contracts, with a production organization in 3 teams.

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“The Yaris Cross is called upon to contribute to the development of Toyota’s sales in Europe, which is targeting 1.5 million vehicles by 2025 with an electrification rate of 90%. », Announces the Japanese manufacturer.

Only hybrid

For the record, the Yaris Cross takes the same and unique hybrid engine as the Yaris 4. On the menu: a three-cylinder 1.5L petrol unit and a 59 kilowatt electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. The whole develops a total power of 116 horsepower. The whole in two or four wheel drive (AWD-i intelligent all-wheel drive). Prices start today at € 28,500. The first deliveries and arrival at the concession should take place in September 2021.

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