The Toyota Yaris Cross has made its official ASEAN debut in Indonesia as a new B-segment SUV positioned above the Raize, which is the sister car to the Perodua Ativa we have here as well …
The first time there's an engine of the NR engine family that's modified for hybrid applications, called the 2NR-VEX, produces 90 hp/67 KW and 121 nm/89 lb-ft of torque, hooked up to an electric motor that makes 79 hp/59 KW and 141 nm/104 lb-ft of torque, it uses the power split device/E-CVT just like the other series-parallel hybrids. No idea how its performance is like, most likely slow as sh!t as Toyota and Daihatsu know people from these parts of the world think needing to slam on the throttle just to get up to speed in regular street driving is a normal thing, when it isn't supposed to be.
Also just ignore the car's name, it has nothing to do with the Yaris Cross that has been developed by Toyota, this one is developed by Daihatsu but is being sold as a Toyota only model. Many car journalists in my country are now daydreaming about a Perodua version to get around my country's unfair taxes towards vehicles from foreign brands, seems like they have completely ignored the fact that to have a Perodua version, it must first have a Daihatsu version, but since it's only sold under the Toyota brand, the other 2 won't exist at all.