Toyota is introducing another crossover, and no one is surprised at al. The upcoming 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is coming to the markets. However, the Corolla Cross will be introduced in Thailand, at least in the first year of the production. Logically, the crossover will share a lot of stuff with the Corolla car. That includes the platform, numerous mechanics, styling cues, and possibly a hybrid system.
New Corolla Cross will slot between the C-HR and the RAV4 models. Numerous powertrain options should be available, but a hybrid variant is a highlight. The sales will start by the end of the year and here’s what we know about Toyota’s new crossover.
2021 Corolla Cross Looks Upright and Unique
The forthcoming 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross will slot between C-HR and RAV4 models. Of course, we are talking about the vehicle’s dimensions. The reports are suggesting a crossover that is 175.5 inches long and 71.9 inches wide. Moreover, Corolla Cross is 63.8 inches high. Interestingly, the wheelbase is the same as on the C-HR model, and it measures 103.9 inches.
As for the styling, Corolla Cross will look distinctive, and it could become one of the best-looking crossovers in Asia. Design is closer to the Corolla car, but some other exterior parts are unique. For example, the grille looks large and very upright. We are waiting for Toyota to release further details about its new model.
Interior Looks Closer to the Regular Corolla
The inside of the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross looks familiar, and the manufacturer didn’t deliver any real surprises. The dashboard is larger than in regular Corolla car, and the center console looks more upright. Moreover, a 9-inch touchscreen is available, and it supports Apple CarPlay.
This unit sits atop the dash. Corolla Cross will offer front power seats, power liftgate, a 360-degree camera, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Of course, Toyota’s Safety Sense suite is available, and it provides various driver-assistance features. The cabin design is similar to the small Corolla car, and even the upholstery seems the same.
Hybrid Powertrain Available
The model in Thailand will offer two engine options. New 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross will deploy 1.8-liter gasoline with 140 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque as standard. A front-wheel-drive system is standard, and the CVT transmission is in the offer too. The second output is the hybrid powertrain. It is a 600-volt electric motor that adds 72 hp and 120 lb-ft of twisting power. The hybrid setup uses the same 1.8-liter output, so Corolla Cross Hybrid will generate almost 200 horses and over 200 lb-ft of torque.
The hybrid version will get a unique e-CVT transmission. Regular Corolla Hybrid car delivers 52 mpg combined. We can expect slightly lower figures on the crossover variant. Lastly, some rumors are suggesting a larger 2.0-liter gasoline engine as an optional unit. However, this unit will become available in markets outside of Asia.
2021 Toyota Corolla Cross Price and Release Date
In the first year of production, the new 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross will be sold in Thailand. The sales will begin this year, and we don’t know if Toyota plans to deliver this crossover outside Asia in 2021. However, the Corolla Cross will surely reach the dealerships around the globe in 2022. The price is not available yet, but anything above $30,000 would be a huge surprise.