Toyota puts sticker on new Corolla Cross

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Corolla Cross will be build in Durban alongside the Hilux, Fortuner, HiAce and Corolla Quest.

With production due to start this month, Toyota has released more details of the new Corolla Cross, this time focusing on price.

Making its official debut in November, the Cross, which joins the hatch, sedan and Quest as the fourth Corolla derivative, and the first crossover/SUV model styled model in the nameplate’s 55 year history, will be offered in three trim grades, Xi, Xs and Xr with the former limited to the conventional petrol powered model.

Based on the TNGA-C platform, the Xi’s list of standard features comprises folding electric mirrors, cruise control, one-touch all around electric windows and keyless entry, while the Xs adds a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, a TFT instrument cluster display, LED headlights, a reverse camera and rear parking sensors.

While all models are equipped as standard with seven airbags, Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, ABS and EBD, the Xr, apart from also receiving 18-inch alloy wheels, benefits from adaptive cruise control, Pre-Collision Assist, Lane Trace Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring.

As revealed last month, the Cross, which will be build at Toyota’s Prospecton Plant in Durban alongside the Hilux, Fortuner, HiAce and Corolla Quest, will derive motivation from two 1.8-litre engines; a conventional petrol outputting 103kW/172Nm and the hybrid that produces a combined 90 kW. Both units will be paired to a CVT with claimed fuel consumption of 6.8 L/100 km for the former and 4.3 L/100 km for the latter.

Pricing

A three year/100 000 km warranty and six service/90 000 km service plan is standard fare across the range, with the hybrid adding an eight year battery warranty to the mix.

  • Corolla Cross 1.8 Xi CVT – R349 900
  • Corolla Cross 1.8 Xs CVT – R390 100
  • Corolla Cross Hybrid Xs CVT – R413 000
  • Corolla Cross 1.8 Xr CVT – R425 400
  • Corolla Cross Hybrid Xr CVT – R448 300

The Citizen/Charl Bosch