Remember the time Toyota Corolla was a famous Japanese sedan. But now the company has launched Toyota Corolla Cross Adventure, a crossover SUV, built with rugged and aggressive looks and impressive off-roading capabilities.
The Jeep compass rival has reached and debuted in Thailand. Launching for the market in September 2020, the crossover will have a price tag ranging between 989,000 baht (Rs. 23.76 lakh) and 1.199 million baht (Rs. 28.81 lakh).
The crossover has been announced with 1.8 Sport, 1.8 Hybrid Smart, 1.8 Hybrid Premium, and 1.8 Hybrid Premium Safety variants. The Corolla Cross has been derived from the Corolla sedan and can be readily seen, and in terms of appearance, it looks like a more compact version of the RAV4. The crossover will support Adventure and Urban Sport versions.
The Urban Sport version features a better bolder look, and this includes black cladding all around the vehicle. At the same time, the Cross Adventure version locks a different and a more off-road focussed attitude. The headlights are far-stretched backs and sleek with LED DRLs. For a dramatic roll-out, the Corolla Cross features multi-spoke 18-inch black alloy wheels.
The interior carries a black theme as the Urban Sport with a floating nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system and seven-inch MID.
The Corolla Cross is powered by a 1.8-liter petrol engine in standard and hybridized form. The former develops 140 PS at 6,000 rpm and 177 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm and is paired with a Super CVT-i. The latter employs an electric motor to have a combined system output of 122 PS, and it also uses a CVT transmission.