Toyota Corolla Cross: the piece that was missing

SALES GROWTH – The suvs and crossover vehicles are the car of the moment, not only in Europe but in many other markets in the world. Proof of this is Toyota, after the small Yaris Cross (waiting for you in Italy by 2021, here to learn more), presents the Toyota Corolla Cross, a new variant of the crossover front-wheel drive, the Corolla, the best selling car of the japanese house. The Toyota Corolla Cross will be sold first in Thailand and has not been confirmed to arrive in Europe, where you would place, in terms of size, between the C-HR and Rav4: will rivals the Kia Sportage, Renault Kadjar and Volkswagen Tiguan.

The MOST SWEET – The Toyota Corolla Cross adopts the platform TNGA-C and has the size in line with the rivals, because it measures 446 cm in length, 183 cm in width and 162 cm in height; the wheelbase, the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels, is 264 cm. The body is vaguely reminiscent of the one that has the Rav4, but the strokes are less sharp, the lights in the front, more elongated, extending horizontally up to touch the curved plate, whose frame is more obvious than the Rav4, while the domed tailgate welcomes the sinuous lamps. The side view is enhanced by the curved wheel arches and the chrome plating in the upper part of the glass.

THE SIMILARITY YOU SEE – on The inside, the dashboard of the Toyota Corolla Cross is almost identical to the Corolla sedan and wagon: enhancing the cleaning of the environment and the multimedia system with the screen bump. The latter is mounted at the top of the console, which also accommodates the physical controls to manage the temperature and the flow of air. Large trunk, even if some rivals offer more space with the sofa in use, is 487 litres with the repair kit in case of puncture, and 440 litres with the spare wheel in the double bottom, compared to 472 litres of Kadjar, and 520 of the Tiguan.

TWO MOTORS – The Toyota Corolla Cross was announced with two types of power supply: petrol, with the 1.8 engine, 140 HP, and a hybrid with the 1.8 98 HP combined with the electric motor 72 HP, 122 HP of total power. The change is automatic for both, a continuous variation for the gasoline and e-Cvt for the hybrid.