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Toyota’s Corolla Cross is here

Riley Riley

Highly anticipated Toyota Corolla Cross has arrived in Australian showrooms priced from $33,000.

It sits between the smaller Yaris Cross and larger RAV4, alongside the funky C-HR — all of them SUVs.

Built on the same platform as Corolla hatch and sedan, all-new Corolla Cross offers a significantly higher ride height, with interior flexibility and class-leading boot space of up to 436 litres with the rear seats in place.

Inside high-quality materials give the car a premium ambience, matched by a dynamic and comfortable drive experience.

Three grades will be offered: GX, GXL and flagship Atmos.

Customers can opt for a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain for $2500 extra.

  • GX Petrol: $33,000
  • GX Hybrid 2WD: $35,500
  • GXL Petrol: $36,750
  • GXL Hybrid 2WD: $39,250
  • GXL Hybrid AWD: $42,250
  • Atmos Petrol: $43,550
  • Atmos Hybrid 2WD: $46,050
  • Atmos Hybrid AWD: $49,050

Petrol variants get a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 126kW of power at 6600 rpm and 202Nm of torque from 4400-4900 rpm, with drive to the front wheels via a 10-speed CVT style auto.

Hybrid versions score a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine that is teamed with an electric motor on the front axle, with a combined power output of 146kW and claimed fuel consumption of just 4.3L/100km.

Hybrid AWD variants add a second electric drive motor on the rear axle, with fuel consumption of 4.4L/100km.

Toyota never shares torque figures for its hybrids.

GX is distinguished by 17-inch alloys, LED head and tail lights, daytime running lights, heated and auto retractable door mirrors and a shark fin antenna, with automatic high beam.

Single climate air is standard, along with cloth trim, smart entry and start, electric park brake, a 7.0-inch drive info display, with 60:40 split-folding rear seats and a luggage cover.

Corolla Cross is the first model in Australia to feature Toyota’s new-generation multimedia system.

With an 8.0-inch touchscreen, it offers DAB+ digital radio, wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto and six-speaker audio.

Building on this, Corolla Cross features the most comprehensive Toyota Connected Services of any model to date, using a data communication module (DCM) and the myToyota Connect smartphone app to provide real-time remote information.

Through the myToyota Connect app, owners can check the status of the doors and lights, access information such as the last known location and recent trips, or start the engine or climate control.

An upgraded Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance features adds lane change assist and safe exit assist, providing further security and peace of mind.

Mid-range GXL adds high-grade LED headlights, front fog lights, roof rails and rear privacy glass.

Inside there’s dual-zone climate control, combination leather-accented and fabric upholstery, leather-accented shift knob and steering wheel, auto-dimming rear view mirror and two extra USB-C ports in the rear of the centre console.

It also features a larger 10.5-inch touchscreen and gains built-in navigation, with extra safety features including a panoramic view monitor and parking support brake.

Flagship Atmos adds larger 18-inch alloys, a panoramic sunroof and a power rear hatch with kick sensor.

Additional features include leather-accented upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, eight-way adjustable powered driver’s seat, full digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster, nanoeTM X air conditioning technology, illuminated entry and a wireless phone charger.

Safety equipment is boosted further with the addition of an enhanced panoramic view monitor, Advanced Park Assist and pedestrian detection for the parking support brake system.

Eight exterior paint colours are available comprising Glacier White, Frosted White, Stunning Silver, Eclipse Black, Atomic Rush, Lunar Blue, Moondust Grey and Jungle Khaki.

Corolla Cross is covered by a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty which extends to seven-years on engine and driveline, with capped-price servicing for the first five years/75,000km and each 12-month/15,000km service costing $230.

Toyota’s Sean Hanley said a combination of advanced connected technology, flexible stylish packaging and hybrid performance would help set Corolla Cross apart in the small SUV segment.

“Toyota Australia is always looking to bring class-leading products to market, and we are thrilled to expand our comprehensive SUV line-up with the addition of the Corolla Cross,” he said.

“The Corolla Cross offers the richest suite of active safety and Connected Services technologies of any Toyota model to date, with a range of powertrains and trim levels certain to provide plenty of appeal.”


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