Toyota Corolla Cross – Corolla Meets SUV

The Toyota Corolla Cross has just debuted in Thailand, and is being rolled out in other markets very soon. When i first saw this car, immediately i thought “hmmm… a baby harrier?”

If you look at the design of the car, not quite.

Being Toyota’s best selling car – the corolla has sold at least 48 million units since it’s inception in 1966. By adding a new model to the Corolla series to suit the growing demand of SUVs, the enhanced Corolla line-up enables customers to select the model that better suits their diverse lifestyles and life stages.

toyota corolla cross

The new Corolla Cross was designed as a new type of SUV that combines sturdiness in the exterior, and utility in a manner that exceeds customer expectations.

Utilizing the TNGA platform (GA-C), the Corolla Cross is able to achieve high-quality performance, a comfortable ride, and outstanding quietness, according to Toyota.

In addition to being very comfortable, the Corolla Cross provides a spacious cabin, easy entry into and exit from the car, class-leading luggage space, and safety equipment inherited from the Corolla series.

This new model realizes comfort, utility, and peace of mind for customers.

toyota corolla cross rear

Key elements of the Toyota Corolla Cross :

Overall

The Corolla Cross frame is based on the TNGA platform (GA-C)

  • A new torsion-beam suspension results in a stable, cushioned ride
  • A spacious cabin and class-leading luggage space

Exterior

  • A relaxed side view hints at a spacious interior and underlines the car’s status
  • An imposing and powerful front and rear
  • Sturdy front fender molds underscore the car’s sense of energy
  • The contrast between the rear fenders and the cabin results in an impressive rearview
  • Curb weight of 1385 kg for the hybrid model, 1325 for the gasoline model.

Interior

A comfortable interior space

  • Outstanding views and ample head clearance
  • Class-leading luggage capacity of 487 liters (440 liters with the spare tire)

Outstanding utility

  • The height providing easy access to the luggage space
  • The large spacious door openings; this makes entering or exiting the vehicle easy even when carrying a child
toyota corolla cross interior

Performance

  • 1.8-liter engine for both variants
  • 122 hp for hybrid, 140 for petrol
  • 142 Nm of torque for hybrid, 177Nm of torque for petrol
  • An elevated driving position contributes to a wide field of view, and helps minimize blind spots
  • A class-leading minimum turning radius of 5.2 meters results in responsive handling
  • Optimized suspension geometry and the use of large, soft bushings ensure that passengers in all seats enjoy a comfortable ride

Safety equipment

Safety equipment inherited from the Corolla series provides safety and customer peace of mind.
 
(The Toyota Safety Sense will be installed as a standard feature for the Hybrid High-grade model introduced in Thailand. Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are equipped to the High and Mid grades in Hybrid models for Thailand)
 

Environmental performance

Lightening the body has enabled even the gasoline-powered grades to achieve superb fuel efficiency. As a result, both the gasoline-powered and hybrid models boast class-leading environmental performance.
 
The Thailand-specification Corolla Cross hybrid electric models achieved a fuel efficiency 4.3L/100km, CO2 emissions of 98g/km, and the gasoline-powered models achieved a fuel efficiency of 6.5L/100km, CO2 emissions of 150g/km under the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle).

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