Toyota is ready to launch a crossover model of its well-liked Corolla sedan – the locally-built Toyota Corolla Cross – in November.
The Corolla title has a wealthy and numerous historical past spanning 12 generations, and whereas regionally it has been restricted to the sedan, five-door hatchback and station wagon variants, globally it has been supplied in a mess of guises and configurations.
With “Corolla Meets SUV” being the important thing phrase for the event of the Corolla Cross, the mannequin was designed as a brand new kind of SUV that mixes all the important thing Corolla credentials with utility, Toyota stated.
The Corolla Cross will slot in above the C-HR and beneath the RAV4 fashions, each by way of dimension and powertrain configuration. Pricing for the brand new mannequin has not but been launched, nevertheless, the C-HR is priced from R449,300, whereas the RAV4 begins from R482,400.
“The TNGA platform (GA-C) has enabled the Corolla Cross to realize high-quality efficiency, a cushty journey, and excellent quietness.
“In addition to its exceptional comfort, the Corolla Cross provides a spacious cabin, easy entry into and exit from the car, class-leading luggage space suitable for all scenarios, and safety equipment inherited from the Corolla series. In this way, the new model realises comfort, utility, and peace of mind for customers,” the automaker stated.
Toyota New International Structure (TNGA)
The advantages of the TNGA platform are already showcased within the Prius, C-HR and E210 Corolla (sedan and hatch) fashions, Toyota stated.
“TNGA provides excellent ride quality, without compromising agility and driver feedback – resulting in a car that ‘just feels right’. Occupants are also rewarded with a spacious cabin that offers superb visibility with a stylish yet highly-ergonomic interior design.”
One other hallmark of the TNGA platform is the discount of NVH ranges (Noise Vibration Harshness), it stated.
Giant, elongated headlamps flank a distinguished trapezoidal radiator grille, which is additional accentuated by the broad ‘upswept’ decrease bumper. Deep vertical design traces on the outer edges of the bumper, assist create a ‘sturdy’ frontal view.
The facet profile options noticeable fender flares, creating a way of width, and complementing the smooth glasshouse and C-pillar trim. The rear employs giant elliptical taillamps with trapezoidal detailing and crease traces.