Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
6 minute read
12 Nov 2021
9:37 am

New Toyota Corolla [a] Cross worth making

Charl Bosch

Corolla Cross has a lot riding on its shoulders but at first glance, the new Toyota SUV looks promising.

A lot is riding on the Corolla Cross now that local production has kicked-off.

Calling the importance of the new Toyota Corolla Cross for the marque and for South Africa simply “important” would be an understatement. As hinted at by a series of teaser titbits released by Toyota in the run-up to the Cross’ market launch in Cape Town last week, the newcomer signals a series of firsts for South Africa. The fuss detailed This includes the first locally assembled hybrid vehicle. The first Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) underpinned model to be made on South African soil, the first Corolla derivative since the nameplate’s local introduction over forty years ago to be a...