All-New Corolla Cross Further Expands Toyota’s Offer In The Highly Competitive C-Segment
The all-new Toyota Corolla Cross brings C-segment SUV space, practicality, and a strong and solid design to the world’s best-selling model range for the first time.
Not only does the new SUV complete the family of Corolla derivatives -sitting alongside the hatchback, Touring Sports and sedan, but it also completes Toyota’s SUV line-up, which now offers customers the widest range in the European market.
Based on Toyota’s TNGA philosophy, the Corolla Cross features the latest GA-C platform developments, which bring benefits to the vehicle’s styling, packaging, technology and driving dynamics.
DESIGN & PACKAGING
The new Toyota SUV’s powerful, robust styling has been specifically tailored to the European market, with a unique combination of headlamp and rear lamp cluster complimenting the double-trapezoid front grille, flared 3-dimensional fenders and tapered cabin of an urban-tough SUV.
The Corolla Cross is 4460mm long, 1825mm wide, 1620mm high and has a wheelbase of 2640mm. It sits between the Toyota C-HR and the RAV4 at the heart of the highly competitive European C-SUV segment, offering the comfort, practicality and versatility essential to active families with young children.
The interior offers outstanding visibility for all occupants, ample front and rear seat head- and legroom, large rear door openings, an increase in light and the feeling of spaciousness provided by a panoramic sunroof. The loadspace combines an easy-access low lip height with wide door opening which makes it convenient for the loading of large objects like a prams or bicycles.
NEW 5th GENERATION HYBRID SYSTEM
The Corolla Cross is the first Toyota model globally to benefit from the new fifth-generation hybrid system.
Toyota’s 5th generation, self-charging, full hybrid FWD (front-) or AWD-i (intelligent-all-wheel drive) powertrain builds on its predecessor with more torque, more electrical power, greater efficiency and increased driving pleasure.
The transaxle has been re-engineered along with new lubrication and oil distribution systems that use low-viscosity oil. This contributes to efficiency and power improvements thanks to reduced electrical and mechanical losses.
Featuring the latest developments in Li-ion batteries, the new battery pack system is more powerful and 40 per cent lighter than before.
Both motor and engine output have improved, resulting in a total system output increase of more than 8 per cent.
The FWD 2.0 litre hybrid powertrain generates 146kW/197hp, delivering 0-100km/h acceleration in 8.1 seconds.
The AWD-i variant features an additional, powerful electric motor on the rear axle which develops and impressive 30,6 kW.
The rear motor automatically engages to give greater traction, driving confidence and peace of mind in low-grip conditions.
Thus equipped, the AWD-i Corolla Cross shares the FWD version’s acceleration performance.
The 5th generation hybrid system’s drivability has also been further improved. The system is now even more linear, predictable and controllable under acceleration, with vehicle speed more closely matching engine revolutions to provide a more intuitive and natural driving experience.
This was achieved by recalibrating the relationship between the driver’s accelerator pedal input and the actual response from the powertrain.
Numerous advanced technologies equip the all-new Corolla Cross. It benefits from an upgraded HMI (Human Machine Interface) with the latest multimedia technology, and the European-specific dashboard layout features both an all-new, multi-configuration, 12.3-inch driver’s digital cockpit and a 10.5-inch central multimedia display
The 12.3-inch digital cockpit features all-new hardware and software. The largest in the segment, it offers maximum space for content, wide flexibility, and customisation and personalisation options such as fuel consumption, hybrid system operation and navigation.
With a new faster processor, the latest High Definition, 10.5-inch touchscreen Multimedia infotainment system features wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto connectivity, and a Toyota Smart Connect package.
Customers can now experience the convenience of Cloud navigation, road events, a voice agent and over-the-air updates. Moreover, a suite of connected services from MyT App include driving analytics, car location, and even remote-control features such as climate schedule and door locking.
Finally, the all-new Corolla Cross is equipped with T-Mate, which combines the latest generation Toyota Safety Sense package with other active driving and parking assistance systems to not only make driving easier and safer, but also to protect all vehicle occupants as well as other road users in various scenarios.
For the first time, the Pre-Collision System offers Acceleration Suppression at low speed and Intersection Cut-In Traffic Assist, as well as improved Oncoming Traffic detection and Intersection Turn Assist.
Other new Toyota Safety Sense functions include an Emergency Driving Stop System (EDSS), and Over The Air (OTA) updates which keep the functions up-to-date and add new ones during the vehicle’s life. In addition, improvements have been made to the Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control (FSR ACC), and both the Lane Trace Assist (LTA) and Road Sign Assist (RSA) systems.
T-Mate offers driving assistance through a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Safety Exit Assist (SEA), an Auto High Beam System (AHB), parking assistance with Toyota Teammate Advanced Park, a Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Automatic Braking (RCTAB) and Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS).
Adding even higher levels of passive safety to the new Corolla Cross’s high rigidity GA-C platform, a new front centre airbag is designed to prevent front seat occupants from making contact with each other in the event of a side-on collision.
Since its introduction in 1966, more than 50 million Corollas have been sold around the world. The new Corolla Cross will further strengthen Toyota’s presence in the C-segment and support the company’s ambition goal of 400,000 sales -equating to a 9 per cent market share of Europe’s most competitive automotive category- by 2025.
With the practicality of a spacious SUV and the dynamism of the most advanced hybrid technology, connectivity and safety systems, the all-new Corolla-Cross helps modern family to enjoy their daily challenges.
Customer deliveries will commence in Autumn 2022, depending on markets.