Premiere of the new SUV will be held in a few days. According to preliminary data, the model is built on the same platform as the last Corolla. Cross tipped “aspirated” 1.8 and a hybrid installation based on this engine, somewhere in the range may include a two-liter motor.
The first photos of the new SUV Toyota appeared in the spring, but it was disguised as a test sample. Another batch of spy shots published in June, and among them was this shot, which captures a serial machine, however, covered with a blanket. Then, it was reported that the crossover can open in the fall. Now it turned out that the new product will debut on the 9th of July: the Prime Minister will spend in Thailand (most likely, it will be held online), an invitation posted on the forum of the local newspaper Headlight Magazine.
Recall, it is believed that the basis of this cross lies the “truck” GA-C, developed as part of the architecture TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) – this platform is based current Corolla and C-HR. The new SUV will be a global, it plans to sell in other Asian countries as well as in South America.
The announcement is accompanied by informative sketch. However, due to paparazzi, we already know that the model received massive grille and led strip daytime running lights. In profile and from behind the SUV looks like the current RAV4 (built on the platform of GA-K): the news also has “zakadychnye” the wheel arches with black plastic covers, plus similar lights. But the rear bumper with vertical reflectors made in the style of Toyota Wildlander is a twin Rafiq, he is represented only in China.
The name of the new crossover has yet to be announced, the invitation includes just New Toyota SUV. It is expected that the SUV called Corolla Cross. By the way, is a phrase Toyota registered a couple of years ago, it was expected that it will be used for cross-version hatchback or wagon Corolla. But for the sake of sales reports the company may assign it a name and a brand new SUV, the proof is presented in the spring the little Yaris Cross crossover, which has the original body, being a relative of the Yaris hatch (both “piatigorski” built on the platform of GA-B).
Earlier, Thai media profile also found characteristics of the new crossover Toyota. So, the length of the SUV is equal to 4460 mm, width – 1825 mm, height – 1615 mm Wheelbase – 2640 mm, the same as that of related C-HR (the remaining dimensions of the cross: 4360/1795/1565 mm). Well, for comparison, the dimensions of the Toyota RAV4: 4600/1855/1685 mm wheelbase – 2690 mm.
In Asia the technique in Corolla Cross, probably the same as that of the “just” Corolla. We are talking about “atmosferica” 1.8 hybrid installed on the same motor. In South America the range can enter the two-liter engine. Most likely, the SUV will be all-wheel drive.
New cross should be cheaper and the C-HR, and RAV4. Meanwhile in Thailand Rafik today do not sell well, the C-HR there will cost at least 979 000 baht, equivalent to about 31 500 dollars at the current rate. Corolla the main competitors Cross the local media believe the Nissan Kicks Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-30. I’ll get a new Toyota SUV to Europe yet unknown.