Yaris Cross deliveries resume

Toyota says cars built in Japan are “fully compliant” with certification requirements.
Posted on 10 June, 2024
Yaris Cross deliveries resume

Customer deliveries of Japan-built Yaris Cross vehicles to New Zealand have been resumed.

Toyota NZ announced on June 4 that Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) had suspended shipments due to issues with certification testing.

The local company confirmed during the evening of June 7 that the cars produced for this country are “fully compliant” with certification requirements.

In a statement, it said it had determined last week that a temporary pause in deliveries was “the responsible and appropriate action to take while the vehicle’s status was investigated”.

It adds: “We take matters of this nature very seriously and will continue to be transparent with our customers.

“We are pleased to report those investigations have confirmed the correct process was adopted in tests conducted for the New Zealand-specification Yaris Cross.

“As previously stated, there are no safety or performance issues with the Yaris Cross. We apologise for any concern or inconvenience that may be experienced by our customers who have placed their trust in Toyota, and thank them for their patience and understanding.

“We want to reassure our customers their vehicles are unaffected and they can continue to drive with confidence. We appreciate the ongoing support of our New Zealand customers.”