The countdown has started! In just 94 days, Toyota will be launching an all-new model, called the Corolla Cross. The first Corolla generation was introduced in November 1966 with the new 1100 cc K pushrod engine.
Locally the name matched to its brand remains popular on our roads limited to a sedan, a five-door hatchback and station wagon variants.
The all-new Cross is the first-ever Corolla SUV/Crossover. The new addition to the Toyota family will proudly share the showroom floor with its Quest, Hatch and latest Sedan stablemates. According to Motorpress, a new model to the Corolla derivative and with the demand of SUVS, customers may select a model that suits their diverse lifestyle and life stages.
The Corolla Cross will slot in between the Toyota C-HR and RAV4 models, in terms of size and its powertrain configuration. The TNGA platform not only provides excellent ride quality, but has proved itself in the Prius, C-HR and E210 Corolla. The TNGA platform has a reduction of NVH levels (Noise Vibration Harshness) offering occupants a quiet, comfortable and smooth drive.
Customers are to be rewarded with a spacious cabin that offers visibility, and style with a highly ergonomic interior design. On the outside, the new Corolla Cross fuses with the design of the Corolla Sedan and Hatchback with its own SUV shape. A radiator grille, lower bumper, plays a part in the new Cross’s striking design.
Buyers of the new Toyota Corolla Cross will be able to personalise their vehicle with exterior accessory packages, catering to rugged, adventure-themed variants.
Engine line-up and pricing to be announced closer to the launch date.