Toyota Corolla Cross Compact SUV unveiled in Thailand

New Toyota Corolla Cross Compact SUV has been unveiled in Thailand, Toyota has added up the new Corolla Series in to its line up. The World Premiere took place today and the sales for this new Compact SUV has also started.

According to the Japanese Carmaker, the crucial point of the new product development was ” Corolla Meets SUV”. Company states, “The model was designed as a new type of SUV that combines dignified sturdiness in the exterior and utility in a manner that exceeds customer expectations. The TNGA platform (GA-C) enables the Corolla Cross to achieve high quality performance, a comfortable riding experience and outstanding quiteness. Along with that its exceptional comfort offered by Corolla Cross it also provide spacious cabin, easy entry and exit, class-leading luggage space and safety equipments inherited from the series”.

The new Corolla Cross is powered by a 1.8 litre petrol engine and 1.8 litre fourth generation hybrid engine. The 2ZR-FBE inline 4 DOHC 16-valve petrol engine produces max power of 140 hp and 175 Nm of torque. This engine drives the front wheels through a CVT paired with a seven-speed CVT-i Transmission with sequential shift and shift lock. It comes with MacPherson strut front suspension, torsion-beam rear suspension, disc brakes at all four corners, and is available with 17- inch and 18-inch wheels wrapped in 215/60 and 225/50 rubber respectively.

The average fuel consumption is 15.4 kilometres per litre, with the carbon dioxide emission of 150 grams per km. It is compatible with E85 fuel. The hybrid engine’s battery, which Toyota says is largely developed to offer greater performance, endurance, and fuel economy. It delivers  fuel economy of up to 23.3 kilometres per litre, with  carbon dioxide emission of 98 grams per kilometre. It gives max power of 98 hp and 142 Nm with an electric motor delivering an extra 72 hp and 163 Nm of torque.

This new SUV comes with power back door with activated kick sensor, adjustable driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear seats can be reclined up to 6 degrees, rear seat armrest with cup holders, along with air vents, USB outlets for rear passengers and a  9-inch touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay together with T-Connect.

In terms of Safety features, the Corolla Cross gets Toyota Safety Sense pre-collision system, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control with lane tracing assist, automatic high beam, as well as panoramic view monitor, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, and 7 SRS airbags.

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