The Australian SUV market is expanding with an exciting new addition - due at CMI Toyota in the second half of 2022.
Toyota has announced that they're adding to their industry-leading SUV line-up with a stylish Corolla-based vehicle that features raised ground clearance, dynamic performance and fuel-efficient hybrid technology the Corolla Cross.
This global model has debuted today in Thailand, where the vehicle will go on sale first. The Corolla Cross combines Toyota's best-selling nameplate with Toyota's strong heritage in small-car design and SUV engineering.
The new Corolla Cross will benefit from Toyota's experience as a pioneer in recreational SUVs, including the RAV4 which was launched 25 years ago and is now the world's best-selling SUV.
Slotting between the upcoming Yaris Cross and Toyota's popular RAV4, the new member of the Corolla family has a design philosophy of "Corolla meets SUV", blending the best aspects of both worlds. It balances a dynamic, powerful, sleek and sophisticated design with high levels of SUV practicality.
Corolla Cross shares the GA-C platform of the Corolla hatch and sedan, ensuring a high level of body rigidity and a well-balanced chassis for responsive and agile driving, a comfortable ride and outstanding quietness.
Other features include a spacious cabin, easy entry into and exit from the car and excellent luggage space, as well as a high level of safety equipment inherited from Corolla hatch and sedan.
Corolla Cross will be available with either a petrol engine or a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.
Since its launch in Japan in 1966, the Corolla nameplate has sold a cumulative total of more than 48 million units globally. It is Toyota's best-selling car.
Production source and other details for Australia will be announced closer to its launch in 2022.