Toyota launched the Corolla Cross in Thailand yesterday, and introduced it could be “launched in a rising variety of different markets.”
That naturally raised questions on whether or not or not the Corolla Cross would come to america, so we requested the corporate for clarification.
Toyota Motor North America’s Zach Reed informed us, “The Corolla Cross … is an thrilling new Toyota product that will likely be obtainable in choose markets all over the world. At the moment, no choices or bulletins have been made with regard to this automobile coming to the US.”
Whereas that assertion leaves the door open for it arriving someday sooner or later, there are “no plans as of now.”
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As a refresher, the Corolla Cross rides on the TNGA platform and is a compact crossover that measures 175.6 inches (4,460 mm) lengthy, 71.Eight inches (1,825 mm) vast and 63.Eight inches (1,620 mm) tall with a wheelbase that spans 103.9 inches (2,640 mm). This implies the Corolla Cross is three inches (76 mm) longer, 1.1 inches (28 mm) wider and a couple of.2 inches (56 mm) taller than the CH-R.
Nevertheless, each the CH-R and Corolla Cross have a 103.9 inch (2,640 mm) wheelbase and are front-wheel drive. Given their related dimensions and lack of all-wheel drive, it may not make sense to supply the Corolla Cross in America.
Regardless, the Thai-spec Corolla Cross is offered with two totally different engines together with a 1.8-liter petrol that develops 138 hp (103 kW / 140 PS) and 131 lb-ft (177 Nm) of torque. There’s additionally a hybrid variant which makes use of a 1.8-liter engine and an electrical motor to develop a mixed output of 120 hp (90 kW / 122 PS).