The Toyota Corolla Cross joins an ever-growing number of small crossover SUVs in the market. Will it be sold in the Philippines?
The year 2020 isn’t over and Toyota has already unveiled a third crossover SUV. Joining the likes of the Toyota Yaris Cross and Toyota Harrier (badged as the Venza in North America) is this new 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross. These three crossover SUVs are also part of an ever-growing number of crossover SUVs populating our roads nowadays.
Thankfully, Toyota did not just lift the Corolla’s body, added a bit of cladding, and then calling it a day. From the outside, the Corolla Cross looks different from the Corolla Altis sedan and Corolla hatchback sold in other countries. Whereas the Corolla sedan and hatch have a slim upper grille mated to a larger one at the bottom, the Corolla Cross has a single mesh grille. The LED headlights with LED daytime running lights are also slimmer and more elongated than in the Corolla passenger cars. Towards the side, the Corolla Cross features two boomerang-shaped character lines highlighting the wheel arches. Lastly, the rear fascia features a pair of slim LED taillights.
Dimensionally, the Toyota Corolla Cross sits in between the Yaris Cross and RAV4. It’s also slightly shorter than the Corolla Altis at 4,460 mm in length, but almost the same in width 1,825 mm. Of course, because this is a crossover, the Corolla Cross is taller at 1,620 mm. These dimensions also put it closely with the Toyota Rush.