Toyota Corolla Cross will be launched in Thailand on July 9. The new SUV will be available with petrol hybrid engine options
According to a recent report, Toyota has scheduled the launch of the new Toyota Corolla Cross for the Thai car market this July 9. As per the report, the new Toyota Corolla Cross will come into four variants including 1.8 Sport, 1.8 Hybrid Smart, 1.8 Hybrid Premium and 1.8 Hybrid Premium Safety.
Toyota Corolla Cross will go on sale in the Asian market this July
Details of the dimensions of the upcoming SUV have also been revealed. The new mid-size SUV will measure at 4,460mm, 1,825mm and 1,620mm in length, width and height, respectively. The wheelbase of this SUV is 2,640 mm. It enjoys a ground clearance of 161 mm.
Toyota Corolla Cross’ style is heavily influenced by the RAV4, which is currently available in the global market. Some of the highlights of the styling package of the Corolla Cross include the trapezoidal-shaped front grille, horizontal LED DRLs, 18-inch alloy wheels and black plastic cladding across the body.
Toyota Corolla Cross will share some styling elements with the RAV4
The SUV is built on the TNGA-C platform, which is used on the latest Corolla Altis and the C-HR. Meanwhile, the RAV4 is based on the expensive TNGA-K platform that even underpins the premium sedan Camry. For that reason, the Toyota Corolla Cross will be more affordable than the RAV4. On the inside, the Toyota Corolla Cross is available with some upmarket features like automatic climate system, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 360-degree parking camera, blind spot detector, cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.
In terms of engines, Toyota Corolla Cross will be offered with two engine choices, 1.8-litre petrol and a 1.8-litre petrol hybrid. While the former is capable of making a top power of 140 Bhp and a peak torque of 175 Nm, the hybrid version generates power outputs of 98bhpp and 142Nm, respectively. On the petrol version, the power will be delivered through a CVT unit, while the hybrid engine will make use of an e-CVT system. The electric motor used on the hybrid Corolla Cross is a 600-volt permanent magnet synchronous unit that can produce a maximum power of 72 PS and a top torque of 163 Nm. When combined with the petrol engine, the hybrid powertrain system can unleash a total power of 122 Bhp. The upcoming SUV is developed for developing markets like Thailand, Indonesia, and Brazil. In Thailand, the crossover will take on the likes of Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-30, Subaru XV and Jeep Compass.