One more cross SUV, this shows the increased demand for Cross SUVs. The famous Corolla now with Cross SUV, names as Corolla Cross. There is no similarities between Corolla and Cross SUV. This model built on TNGA-C platform (Toyota New Global Architecture C) that is also found in the current C-HR and Corolla, paired with petrol and hybrid powertrains.
New Corolla Cross dimensions are 4,460 mm (175.5 inches) long, 1,825 mm (71.9 inches) wide, and 1,620 mm (63.8) inches tall, complete with a 2,640 mm (103.9 inches) wheelbase.
Bringing in some potential competitors into the comparison, the Honda HR-V measures 4,334 mm long, 1,772 mm wide, 1,605 mm tall and has a wheelbase spanning 2,610 mm. Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-30 is 4,395 mm long, 1,795 mm wide, 1,540 mm tall and has a 2,655 mm wheelbase, and the Subaru XV is 4,465 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, 1,615 mm tall and with a 2,665 mm wheelbase.
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Entry-level models sold in Thailand come outfitted with a 1.8-liter petrol engine producing 140 hp and 175 Nm of torque. This engine drives the front wheels through a CVT. Toyota being Toyota, a hybrid is also on offer, and combines a 1.8-liter that produces 98hp and 142 Nm with an electric motor delivering an extra 72 hp and 163 Nm of torque. Paired with this hybrid setup is an electric CVT.
Inside, we finally get to see some “Corolla-ness,” as the SUV’s dashboard, centre stack and centre console are pretty much identical to its sedan sibling. Toyota says the Corolla Cross offers ample interior space for up to five passengers and up to 487 litres of space with a puncture repair kit (440 litres with a temporary spare tyre).
Available features for the Thailand market include leather upholstery, an eight-way powered driver’s seat, keyless entry and start, a seven-inch multi-info instrument cluster display, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, drive mode selector, a nine-inch touchscreen head unit, T-Connect telematics, reclining rear seats (up to six degrees) and a powered tailgate with hands-free access.
From a visual standpoint, the crossover looks nothing like the Corolla hatchback and instead looks more like a baby RAV4. Found up front is a pronounced black grille as well as sharp LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, fog lamps. The crossover also includes 17 or 18 inch alloy wheels, Sunroof, black bumpers, side skirts, and wheel arches while sporting a pair of black roof rails, two-piece taillights and a simple tailgate design.
As for safety items, seven airbags come as standard and the Toyota Safety Sense suite is available on higher-end variants. The suite includes the Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Lane Tracing Assist, Automatic High Beam, Blind Spot Monitor, an around-view monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.