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Toyota starts production of the all-new Yaris Cross

Built in Valenciennes, France, this SUV has been designed and developed for European customers
06/07/2021
The all-new Yaris Cross is the second hybrid electric model that is based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture B-compact car platform. The Yaris Cross is expected to be a key contributor to Toyota’s ambition of 1.5M sales by 2025.

Yaris and Yaris Cross on the same line at TMMF

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) has started production of Yaris Cross, an all-new compact urban-style SUV to be launched in Europe in August.

Significant additional investment of €400 million has been made to enable production of two models on the same line at the plant—the 4th generation Toyota Yaris and the all-new Yaris Cross—scaling up TMMF’s annual production capacity to 300,000 vehicles.

Designed and developed to meet the needs of European customers in the B-segment SUV market, the projected powertrain mix of the new Yaris Cross is expected to be made up predominantly by the low CO2 emission hybrid version, in line with the company’s plans for a 90% electrification mix by 2025.

The introduction of Yaris Cross is important as it not only adds to Toyota’s competitiveness but it also reinforces our strategy to localise production and maximise production capacity towards Toyota’s goal to grow the European sales to 1.5 million units by 2025.

Marvin Cooke, Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Europe

Cars for Europe, increasingly built in Europe

Toyota’s vision for European localisation has further expanded this year, as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) started production of hybrid electric transmissions and electric motors, supplying the 1.5-litre TNGA petrol engine and full hybrid powertrain for both the Toyota Yaris and Yaris Cross.

Toyota has also invested to increase capacity and modernise its Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech Republic (TMMCZ) plant in preparation for start of production of the Yaris, which was named The Car of the Year 2021, to satisfy increased demand.

The introduction of Yaris Cross production has brought the total employment at TMMF to almost 5,000.