Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
1 minute read
19 Aug 2021
12:26 pm

Petrol and hybrid motivation confirmed for Toyota Corolla Cross

Charl Bosch

Both units will displace 1.8-litres with the only transmission option being a CVT.

Sales of the Durban-made Corolla Cross will commence in November.

Toyota has continued with dropping details of the soon-to-be-revealed locally built Corolla Cross with the latest being the newcomer’s powertrains.

Confirmed to go on sale in November, the TNGA-C underpinned Corolla Cross, the first time the moniker has featured on a SUV/crossover in its 55 years history, will derive motivation from two 1.8-litre engines; the same conventional petrol that powers the Corolla Sedan and delivers 103kW/172Nm, and the hybrid unit from the Prius that produces a combined 90 kW.

Both will be paired to a CVT as standard with drive going to the front wheels only. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 6.8 L/100 km for the petrol and at 4.3 L/100 km for the hybrid.

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As known by now, production will take place alongside the Fortuner, Hilux, Corolla Quest and HiAce at Toyota’s Prospecton Plant in Durban from next month.

Still to be confirmed are price and spec details with the Corolla Cross set to fill the position between the C-HR and RAV4 in Toyota’s SUV/crossover line-up.

With 77 days left until the newcomer’s official market unveiling, expect more details, possibly relating to spec and/or pricing, to be revealed within the coming weeks.

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