Along with the debut of the Yaris Cross in Japan, Toyota’s in-house customisation departments – TRD and Modellista – have released a couple of different aftermarket kits to dress up the compact crossover to better suit your style.

The TRD parts, branded as Gazoo Racing parts here, skew more towards a rally-inspired look. Exterior cosmetic upgrades include front bumper garnishes, side door garnish, stainless steel sport muffler tips, as well as mud flaps (!) in red or black to complete the rugged look.

Additional GR parts include 18-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black, door handle protectors, sun shade, luggage mat, carbon fibre reinforced plastic license plate holder, and something called a “Door Stabiliser” which apparently can help provide a quicker steering response. Anyone remember the GR spray that can apparently increase downforce? We probably shouldn’t be surprised anymore…

As for Modellista body kits, the two aftermarket kit styles – Advanced Robust and Elegant Ice – are designed to bring out the urban, sporty appeal of the Yaris Cross. Both of the kits include new front spoilers, side skirts, rear skirts and garnishes, body-coloured wheel arch claddings, as well as new 19-inch alloys in two different styles.

The Advanced Robust Style, as the name suggests, is the more rugged-looking one of the two. Aside from a more elaborate front and rear skirting design, the Advanced Robust kit can also be fitted with a roof-mounted spoiler. Meanwhile, the Elegant Ice Style gets additional chrome garnishing options on the front grille, wing mirror, door handles, as well as across the rear bumper.

On the inside, buyers can opt for additional wood or black woodgrain panels to overlay on the plain plastic bits across the dashboard and the door panels, along with air-con vent finishers in either chrome-like or bordeux red colours.

Other interior Modellista parts include scuff plates in two different colourways, additional illumination on the centre console, LED lamps kit for the interior and cargo lighting, as well as a wooden luggage deck for the extra premium feel. Which of these will be your pick?


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