We informed you earlier that Toyota Corolla Cross SUV will go on sale in the next couple of months. A new media report believes that the Corolla Cross SUV will make Asian debut in July this year. The SUV will go on sale in the Brazilian market in 2021.
The upcoming Toyota Corolla Cross will take on the likes of the Jeep Compass and the next-gen Honda HR-V. In terms of proportions, the Toyota SUV is 4,460mm in length, 1,825mm in width and 1,620mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,640mm. However, media reports claim that the wheelbase of the Corolla Cross will be same as the Corolla sedan (2,700mm).
The Toyota Corolla Cross will be based on the TNGA-C platform, which also underpins the Corolla sedan. The SUV will be positioned below the brand’s global RAV4 SUV. It is expected to feature the 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol producing 177bhp and 210Nm of torque. The hybrid version will come with the 1.8 hybrid flex that produces 122bhp. Power will be transmitted to the wheels via a CVT automatic. Thailand-spec model could receive the 142bhp, 1.8L naturally-aspirated petrol.
The new Toyota Corolla Cross will share the styling cues from the global RAV4 SUV. It features the prominent front face with LED running lights in horizontal layout, trapezoidal-shaped grille, RAV4 inspired rear profile and black plastic cladding all around the SUV. The SUV will be equipped with features such as automatic AC, reverse camera, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, blind spot sensor, cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and 360 degree camera. The top-spec model will ride on 18-inch alloys.
The Toyota Corolla Cross is not likely to launch in our market in the near future. The company will introduce the Urban Cruiser compact SUV, based on the Maruti Vitara Brezza, in the country during festive season. The company is also exploring its global SUV range for the Indian market.