The Japanese concern has sent the Corolla on the same path that has already passed Junior “Yaris” in the family previously consisted exclusively of sedan, hatch and wagon, there was a crossover. Toyota do not even have to split hairs with the name, pojmenoval new Corolla simply Cross.
It was built as expected, on the platform of the “Corolla” – that is, to one version of the TNGA modular architecture, but with a newly designed semi-dependent rear suspension. In the model lineup, the novelty will be placed between C-HR and RAV4, stretched out at length on a 4 460 mm in width and 1 825 mm and height 1 620 mm with a wheelbase of 2 640 mm.
Thus, the dimensions (especially the distance between the axles) Corolla Cross was pretty close to “design” the C-HR, however, Toyota hopes that the new product will be to choose a more practical buyers. For example, States that the Corolla of the Cross – the most spacious in the class Luggage compartment: its volume is stated at 487 litres of modifications with a kit. Full spare wheel reduce the space up to 440 HP
Other weight and size is not yet known. Even the ground clearance is described as “sufficient”, although Toyota promises driving comfort, ease of entry and exit and best-in-class turning radius.
In the Thai market Toyota Corolla Cross will receive two powerplants to choose from. The first is aspirated 1.8 liters with output of 140 HP and 175 Nm of torque, CVT-i and front-wheel drive. The second hybrid option based on the engine of the same volume, developing 98 HP and 142 Nm and is paired with a 72-horsepower electric motor. The cumulative effects of 122 HP, transmission is the same CVT, fuel consumption is 4.3 l per 100 km, while the petrol version will consume 6.5 liters
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The novelty has already started, but so far its distribution is limited to Thailand. However, in the Toyota Corolla are going to turn Cross into a model for the local market: the promise that, later, the SUV will appear in other countries. Where exactly, is not specified, although we already know about the company’s plans to organize its production at least in Brazil. Accordingly, it is possible the appearance Corolla Cross in our country – say, the position of the most affordable SUV from Toyota.