The world’s best seller is set for a whole new era – Toyota Corolla Cross is coming!
One of South Africa’s best loved car models is about to enter a whole new era. The much-anticipated locally built Toyota Corolla Cross is now rapidly approaching its starting blocks.
Big news in the car world, this first-ever Corolla SUV Crossover will add to the badge’s splendid history of sedans, hatches and wagons. Corolla Cross will soon proudly share South African showroom space with its Quest, Hatch and latest-generation Sedan siblings. For the first time in the twelve generations of the badge.
BLENDS COROLLA STYLE, SUV PRACTICALITY
Corolla Cross slots in above the C-HR and below the RAV4 in Toyota’s South African utility range. It blends those striking Corolla Sedan and Hatch design cues into a practical SUV shape. It’s elongated headlamps flank a prominent trapezoidal grille atop a broad and deeply angled lower bumper. Bold fender flares bring a sense of width to complement Cross’ sleek glasshouse. Large trapezoidal taillights close off a sophisticated look.
This all-new version of the world’s best selling car enables customers to select the model that best suits their diverse lifestyles. Corolla Cross will also come with a broad range of custom accessory packages. To whet the appetite of all owners from rugged, adventure-themed choices to sporty urban types. More importantly perhaps, the new Cross will answer growing demand for SUVs the Toyota Corolla way.
Designed as a new type of SUV to exceed customer expectations, Cross sets out to combine every key Corolla credential with that extra dollop of utility. Riding on Toyota’s TNGA GA-C platform, it will deliver excellent ride quality and quietness without compromising agility or driver feedback. But Corolla Cross will also add a spacious and versatile cabin that offers superb visibility. And stylish and ergonomic interior design.
DELIVERS THAT TOYOTA COROLLA CRED
Cross will deliver on the expected Corolla performance, efficiency and have a comfortable ride. Never mind outstanding quietness in a spacious, easily accessible cabin with class-leading luggage space. Corolla Cross likewise inherits all Corolla’s safety equipment and critically, it delivers that famous Toyota peace of mind too.
More than 50 Million Corollas have been sold in over 150 countries around the world. The world’s favourite car launched as a compact sedan in November 1966 and immediately found global favour. Always setting the trend, the second-generation added two-door coupe and four-door van models. V3 brought liftback and fastback versions too, as Corolla arrived in SA in ’75. The ‘boxy’ fourth-generation followed in seven body shapes powered by 1.3 to 1.8-litre engines.
Corolla generation 5 switched from rear to front-wheel drive as Toyota introduced a hatchback called Conquest as well as RSi and GLi Twincam-16 flagships. Corolla has since grown and improved consistently in size, space and quality through to the current twelfth generation. Based on the new TNGA platform in Hatchback and Sedan versions, it is sold alongside the high value Quest in SA.
A NEW ANGLE FOR THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE CAR
Now the new Corolla Cross is set to enter new territory. It will bring a fresh new angle to the world’s favourite car. Look out for the new Toyota Corolla Cross at your local Toyota dealership from October this year. This one is certain to Cross your heart!