Toyota Corolla Cross set for 2022 launch

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Author: | Updated: 03 Dec 2021 11:05

Say hello to the all-new Toyota Corolla Cross – essentially a crossover variant of the brand’s popular Corolla hatch.

It fits in the range between the compact C-HR and larger RAV 4 and will arrive towards the end of 2022. Here’s what we know so far.

Toyota Corolla Cross lead

Toyota Corolla Cross fast facts

  • Gets looks inspired by the upcoming bZ4X electric car
  • It’ll be available with an all-wheel drive system
  • Improved hybrid drivetrain
  • Borrows latest infotainment from the hatchback
  • Set to offer alternative to the Nissan Qashqai

Toyota Corolla Cross front

Toyota Corolla Cross styling

The Corolla Cross mixes styling elements of the Corolla hatchback and rolls them into a small SUV package. However, there are many elements not too dissimilar from Toyota’s upcoming bZ4x all-electric model.

Up front you’ll find the brand’s wide trademark grille flanked by headlights that incorporate LED daytime running lights. At the rear, the tail lights are reminiscent of the RAV 4, but slightly less squared off.

Overall it’s a good-looking crossover that looks a little more conservative to cars like the Peugeot 3008 and Nissan Qashqai which will be its main competition.

Toyota Corolla Cross interior

Toyota Corolla Cross interior and tech

Step inside and you’ll find the same floating infotainment touchscreen found on the latest Corolla hatch. It’s based around a 10.5in touchscreen and is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard.

Below it, you’ll find that Toyota has retained real buttons to control the climate control and heating, while the driver’s display is also a 12.3in digital unit that shows key info relating to the car’s improved hybrid drivetrain.

Toyota Corolla Cross boot

Toyota Corolla Cross drivetrain

Exact specs are to be confirmed, but we know that the Corolla Cross uses the fifth generation of Toyota’s hybrid drivetrain, which has been tweaked to improve efficiency while simultaneously offering more torque.

It uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine and electric motor which, when combined, produce around 200hp. The Corolla Cross will be available in both two and four-wheel drive form, with the all-wheel drive adding a second electric motor at the rear.

The system uses the latest lithium ion battery pack that’s lighter than before, while tweaks to the motor mean there’s less friction than before resulting in a boost to torque.

Toyota Corolla Cross rear

Toyota Corolla Cross prices and release date

No list prices have been revealed, but you can expect the Corolla Cross to cost from around £30,000 when it arrives in the autumn months of 2022.

We’ll bring you leasing plans as soon as they’re available. In the meantime, you can check out and compare leasing plans on the Corolla hatch via the button below.

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