Toyota is ready to launch a crossover model of its common Corolla sedan – the locally-built Toyota Corolla Cross – in November.
The Corolla title has a wealthy and various historical past spanning 12 generations, and whereas domestically it has been restricted to the sedan, five-door hatchback and station wagon variants, globally it has been provided in a large number of guises and configurations.
With “Corolla Meets SUV” being the important thing phrase for the event of the Corolla Cross, the mannequin was designed as a brand new kind of SUV that mixes all the important thing Corolla credentials with utility, Toyota stated.
The Corolla Cross will slot in above the C-HR and under the RAV4 fashions, each by way of dimension and powertrain configuration. Pricing for the brand new mannequin has not but been launched, nonetheless, the C-HR is priced from R449,300, whereas the RAV4 begins from R482,400.
“The TNGA platform (GA-C) has enabled the Corolla Cross to realize high-quality efficiency, a snug trip, and excellent quietness.
“In addition to its exceptional comfort, the Corolla Cross provides a spacious cabin, easy entry into and exit from the car, class-leading luggage space suitable for all scenarios, and safety equipment inherited from the Corolla series. In this way, the new model realises comfort, utility, and peace of mind for customers,” the automaker stated.
Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA)
The advantages of the TNGA platform are already showcased within the Prius, C-HR and E210 Corolla (sedan and hatch) fashions, Toyota stated.
“TNGA provides excellent ride quality, without compromising agility and driver feedback – resulting in a car that ‘just feels right’. Occupants are also rewarded with a spacious cabin that offers superb visibility with a stylish yet highly-ergonomic interior design.”
Another hallmark of the TNGA platform is the discount of NVH ranges (Noise Vibration Harshness), it stated.
Large, elongated headlamps flank a outstanding trapezoidal radiator grille, which is additional accentuated by the broad ‘upswept’ decrease bumper. Deep vertical design strains on the outer edges of the bumper, assist create a ‘sturdy’ frontal view.
The aspect profile options noticeable fender flares, creating a way of width, and complementing the modern glasshouse and C-pillar trim. The rear employs massive elliptical taillamps with trapezoidal detailing and crease strains.
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