Toyota has officially launched its Corolla Cross compact in Thailand. The company on Thursday added the new Corolla Cross compact SUV to its Corolla series. With the Thailand government relaxing the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, the company was able to launch it. The SUV has been under development for a while.
According to the Japanese carmaker, the focal point of the new product development was ‘Corolla Meets SUV’. This Hybrid version comes with 1,798Cc engine producing Maximum output (kW[PS]/rpm) of 72/5,200 and Maximum torque (N･m[kgf･m]/rpm) of 142[14.5]/3,600. The 1,798Cc Gasoline versio produces Maximum output (kW[PS]/rpm) of 103/6,000 and Maximum torque (N･m[kgf･m]/rpm) of 177[18.05]/4,000. The stylish looking SUV comes in four variants – Hybrid Premium, Hybrid Premium Smart, Hybrid Premium Safety & 1.8 sport gas engine.
The Hybrid Premium is priced at THB 1,019,000 (approximately Rs 24 Lakh), the Hybrid Premium Smart & Hybrid Premium Safety get a price tag of THB 1,089,000 (approximately Rs 26 Lakh) & THB 989,000 (approximately Rs 23 Lakh).
Taking care of the safety, the model 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.
Daizo Kameyama, Chief Engineer in charge of the development said, “Now that the Corolla Cross has newly joined the Corolla family, we sincerely hope that our customers will warmly welcome the vehicle to become part of their families: just like their partners, siblings or even friends. We wish that the Corolla Cross could assist customers in creating a new story by loading on their vehicle the people who are important to them, the luggage, and dreams for the future.”
Since its launch in Japan in 1966, the Corolla series has sold a cumulative total of 48 million units or more, in more than 150 countries and regions around the world; it is Toyota’s best-selling car. The new Corolla Cross is yet another iteration of the iconic model.