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Toyota To Launch All-New Corolla Cross

The Corolla series continues to evolve and embrace new challenges in line with the needs of the times; Toyota launches the first-ever Corolla SUV, which boasts the functionality and performance required in this present day and age.

Since its launch in 1966, the Corolla has continued its evolution based on the “plus alpha” concept, via which it seeks to exceed the expectations of customers; it has sold more than 50 million units worldwide.

The all-new Corolla Cross features a spacious cabin ideal for outdoor activities, with an urban and sophisticated interior and exterior design; it also offers outstanding utility in diverse usage scenarios, from urban driving to leisure travel.

The vehicle achieves class-leading fuel efficiency of 26.2 km/L, while a newly developed torsion beam rear suspension ensures a smooth and comfortable ride.

The all-new Corolla Cross inherits the “plus alpha” concept of previous generations of the Corolla series, as well as its mission of “staying close to customers and continuing to evolve.” The first-ever SUV Corolla model was born, aiming to offer a new innovative and expansive form for the new demands of the age. It combines the spacious interior and outstanding utility characteristic of an SUV with powerful performance and superb fuel efficiency.

All-new Toyota Corolla Cross

The outstanding utility of an SUV

The all-new Corolla Cross combines superb visibility with ample head clearance, ensuring that passengers in every seat can spend every journey―from urban rides to long drives―in comfort. The front seats provide a high viewpoint expected of an SUV, while slender front pillars and an uncluttered instrument panel result in a cockpit with a full field of view and easily accessible controls; the rear seats are conveniently accessed through large rear side doors and, since they can be reclined, they promise superb comfort and convenience. The Panorama Roof helps realize an outstanding sense of spaciousness: its large glass surface provides views of the sky to passengers in every seat, expanding their scope of vision, while the motorized retractable shade allows control over the amount of sunlight entering the vehicle.

Convenient luggage space with a variety of layouts

The all-new Corolla Cross offers some of the best luggage capacity in its class, with 487 liters available even when seating five. Folding the rear seats further expands the luggage area, providing sufficient space even for carrying road bicycles. The large luggage door is set at a height of 720 mm above-ground, to make it easier even for shorter users to load and unload luggage; the Hands-free Power Back Door―operated simply by carrying a key and placing one’s foot under the rear bumper―allows the back door to be opened and closed even when both hands are full. The highly functional Luggage Active Box has been specially designed for the Corolla Cross; it allows users to store luggage out of sight, while its lid can be shut flat to open up more luggage space. It thereby offers the potential for a wide range of luggage space layouts.

All-new Toyota Corolla Cross

Commanding, powerful exterior

The all-new Corolla Cross has been designed to be “urban and active,” with the dynamism and sophistication of an SUV. Its commanding, urban proportions are rooted in a contrast between its relaxed upper body―including glass surfaces, and front and rear lights―and its wide, stable bumpers. The vehicle is available in a total of eight colors that accentuate its urban and sophisticated design.

Luxurious, spacious interior

From the instrument panel to the door trim, the interior exudes a sense of continuity which contributes to an expansive interior space. LEDs are used for all cabin illumination, helping to achieve an interior that is luxurious and sophisticated, but casual at the same time. Sporty front seats feature slim backs and provide outstanding support.

All-new Toyota Corolla Cross

Powertrains that deliver a pleasing and intuitive ride

Both the hybrid and gasoline versions of the all-new Corolla Cross are equipped with optimized 1.8-liter engines.

The car responds reliably to accelerator operation, and gains speed in a smooth, pleasing manner. The hybrid versions deliver class-leading fuel efficiency of 26.2 km/L; their E-Four electric 4WD systems not only contribute to superb fuel efficiency, but also ensure consistent behavior both when accelerating and when driving on snow or other slippery surfaces.

All-new Toyota Corolla Cross

The latest active safety package

All grades of the all-new Corolla Cross come equipped as standard with the latest edition of Toyota Safety Sense, providing driving support in all aspects of everyday usage scenarios. Parking Support Brake and Back Guide Monitor are also fitted as standard to all grades except the G “X,” enabling users to drive with peace of mind even in narrow spaces such as car parks. Plus Support is also available, to control sudden acceleration due to misapplication of the accelerator pedal, whether or not there are obstacles nearby.

Dave McLeodhttps://www.tarmaclife.co.nz
New Zealand motoring editor/journalist and published author. Besotted with cars and the experiences they give. I'm a family guy with a bark that's bigger than my bite and prefer football over rugby any day of any week.

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