Family Toyota Corolla has grown crossover in early July: the first was demonstrated version for Thailand market (respectively, right-hand arrangement of controls). And this week Corolla Cross will appear in Vietnam, and this country a coupe is slightly modified.
The main change, perhaps, is the salon with a familiar left-hand drive: this configuration Corolla Cross is, in fact, for the first time. In addition, the crossover slightly tweaked appearance. For example, on the grille, the fog lamp trims, rear bumper and trunk lid, new grips, which have versions with internal combustion engines will be chrome, and the crossover with a hybrid power plant blue.
No dimensions of novelty, nor a set of power units in comparison with the version for Thailand has not changed. However, the story is just beginning: next year, Toyota plans to bring the Corolla to Cross the markets of Latin America, and the changes, which on this occasion will survive crossover, will be more serious.
In particular, according to our Brazilian colleagues, Cross Corolla will be equipped with one gasoline engine – two-liter unit, developing 177 HP, which will replace the hybrid. In addition, this SUV will get a multilink rear suspension instead of the more cheap and simple beams have Asian modification is theoretically opens the possibility to equip the new all-wheel drive. And finally, talking about some increase of dimensions: wheelbase Corolla Cross must grow from the current 2 640 mm to 2 700 mm.
To produce Toyota Corolla Cross in Brazil will start next year and the preparation of the Assembly lines has already started.