All-new Corolla Cross: your questions answered

Corolla Cross

The all-new Toyota Corolla Cross brings SUV space, practicality and strong, solid design to the world’s historic best-selling model range for the first time. It completes both the current Corolla family, alongside the hatchback, Touring Sports and saloon, and Toyota’s SUV line-up, making it the widest on the European market.

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Founded on Toyota’s TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) philosophy, Corolla Cross benefits from the latest developments of the GA-C platform, bringing benefits in styling, packaging, technology and driving dynamics.

How does it look?

The all-new Toyota Corolla Cross’s powerful and robust styling has been tailored to the European market, with specific headlight and rear light cluster designs and a double-trapezoid grille, flared wings and tapered cabin, projecting the look of an urban-tough SUV.

What are the dimensions of the Corolla Cross?

It measures 4,460mm long, 1,825mm wide and 1,620mm high and has a 2,640mm wheelbase. These dimensions position it between the Toyota Toyota C-HR and RAV4, at the heart of the European C-SUV segment, providing the comfort, practicality and versatility that are priorities for active families with young children.

What will the Corolla Cross be like on the inside?

The cabin provides excellent visibility for all occupants, with ample front and rear head and leg room. The large rear door apertures make for easy access and a panoramic sunroof increases the interior light and sense of spaciousness. The load space has a low sill and wide door opening, convenient for loading large items such as buggies and bicycles.

What is the Corolla Cross powered by?

All-new Corolla Cross is the first model globally to use Toyota’s new fifth generation self-charging full hybrid electric system. Available with front-wheel drive (FWD) or intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i), the powertrain provides more torque and electric power, greater efficiency and increased driving pleasure.

The transaxle has been re-engineered and new lubrication and oil distribution systems have been introduced, using low-viscosity oil. These measures help reduce electrical and mechanical losses, contributing to improved power and efficiency. Benefiting from the latest developments in lithium-ion battery technology, the new high-voltage battery pack is more powerful and 40 per cent lighter than before. Engine and electric motor output have been improved, resulting in an increase in total system output of more than eight per cent.

The FWD 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain generates 195bhp/146kW, enabling 0-62mph acceleration in 8.1 seconds.

Corolla Cross

The AWD-i version uses an additional 30.6kW electric motor on the rear axle which engages automatically when required to provide greater traction and driving confidence in low-grip conditions. The benchmark acceleration time is the same as for the FWD model.

What will it be like to drive?

Drivability has also been improved, with more linear, predictable and controllable performance under acceleration. By recalibrating the relationship between the driver’s accelerator pedal inputs and the powertrain response, vehicle speed more closely matches engine revs to provide a more intuitive and natural driving experience.

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What technology will the all-new Corolla Cross feature?

Corolla Cross features the latest multimedia technology, with a Europe-specific instrument panel layout with a new configuration of a 12.3-inch driver’s digital cockpit and a 10.5-inch central display.

The digital cockpit uses all-new hardware and software. The largest in its segment, it maximises space for content, flexibility and customisation to personalise the presentation of data such as fuel consumption hybrid system operation and navigation.

What will the multimedia system be like?

The multimedia system uses a faster processor and a 10.5-inch touchscreen. It delivers extra functionality through the Toyota Smart Connect package and enables smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Cloud navigation, up-to-the-moment road event information, voice commands using an on-board assistant and over-the-air software updates are also provided. Using the MyT app, owners can access a suite of connected services, including driving analytics, car location and remote programming of the climate control and door locking.

Corolla Cross

Read more: History of the Toyota Corolla

What safety features will the all-new Corolla Cross have?

Corolla Cross is equipped with T-Mate, the latest generation of Toyota Safety Sense and driving assistance systems, designed to make driving safer and providing protection for all occupants and other road users.

For the first time, the Pre-Collision System includes acceleration suppression at low speed and Intersection Cut-in Traffic Assist; its oncoming traffic detection and Intersection Turn Assist have also been improved.

Other new Toyota Safety Sense functions include an Emergency Driving Stop System and over-the-air software updates and fixes to optimise system performance and add new ones. Improvements have also been made to the Full-range Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist and Road Sign Assist systems.

T-Mate provides driving assistance with a Blind Spot Monitor with Safe Exit Assist, an Adaptive High-beam System for the headlights and Teammate Advance Park for easier, automated parking manoeuvres. A Panoramic View Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert with automatic braking and Intelligent Clearance Sonars are also available.

The GA-C platform enables a highly rigid body to be constructed, providing strong protection in the event of an impact. In the cabin, the passive safety features include a new centre airbag between the front seats, providing extra protection in a side-on collision.

Corolla Cross

When can I get the all-new Corolla Cross?

Deliveries to European customers will commence in autumn 2022, with launch dates according to individual markets.

Corolla Cross

Toyota Corolla Cross: technical specifications

All data are tentative/provisional subject to homologation.

ENGINEFWDAWD
Type4-cylinder, in-line
Valve mechanismDOHC 16-valve with VVT-iE (intake) and  VVT-i (exhaust)
Displacement (cc)1,987
Compression ratio13.0:114.0:1
Max. output (bhp/DIN hp/kW @ rpm)169/171/126 @ 6,600150/152/112 @ 6,000
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)202 @ 4,400-4,900188-190 @ 4,400-5,200
HYBRID SYSTEMFWDAWD
Hybrid batteryLithium-ion
Number of cells180
Nominal voltage3.7
Battery capacity (Ah)4.08
Front motor 
Rated voltageTBCTBC
Max. output (bhp/DIN hp/kW)112/113/83112/113/83
Max. Torque (Nm)206206
Rear motor  
Max. output (bhp/DIN hp/kW)41/41/30
Max. Torque (Nm)84
Total system output (bhp/DIN hp/kW)194/197/146
TRANSMISSION 
TypeeCVT
PERFORMANCEFWDAWD
Max. speed (mph)TBCTBC
0-62mph acceleration (sec)8.18.1
Drag coefficient (Cd)TBCTBC
SUSPENSION 
Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Rear suspensionDouble wishbone
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS 
Overall length (mm)4,460
Overall width (mm)1,825
Overall height (mm)1,620
Wheelbase (mm)2,640
Front overhang (mm)955
Rear overhang (mm)865

48 comments

  1. There are two essentials which might prevent me from buying this attractive car when my RAV4 reaches four years of age ( 2023).
    1) It must have a spare wheel.
    2) The four wheel drive option must be available with sensible dual purpose tyres not low profile ones.

    I’m looking forward to seeing/trying the car in twelve months time.

    1. Here, here, on the spare wheel. I’m on my 5th RAV4 and always insisted on a spare wheel. So much so that when Toyota produced the range without spare wheels for a spell I bought a KIA Sportage until they reintroduced them. Cars particularly SUVs are a no no without spare wheel options.

      1. I am of the old + practical school I want the option (if not standard) of a spare wheel at present I have a Honda Hrv & was able to purchase a spare wheel I would never trust or use that tyre repair rubbish that so many new cars are supplied with.

    2. The US version has got a spare tyre, see car review from Lauren Fix / Car Coach Reports on YouTube. This and other US reviews make me look forward to the UK launch. I test drove a Yaris Cross today in St. Albans but driving a Rav4 Hybrid at the moment, that would be too much of a downgrade. I hope the Corolla will be perfect for me.

  2. I agree with B Martin a spare wheel is a must and the option of smaller wheels and suitable tyres for the four wheel drive vehicle. Not ultra large alloys that will collapse at the first sight of a pothole.
    Toyota do your best I am an old Toyota lover.

    1. Hi John,
      Firstly, we currently do not have any information on EV only driving range.
      Secondly, the Corolla Cross will not be available as a plug-in hybrid.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi there,
        Deliveries to European customers will commence in autumn 2022.
        We do not have a definite date, however we can say it will be closer to this time.
        Thanks.

    1. Hi John,
      Thank you for your interest in the Corolla Cross.
      It will be assembled at the Takaoka Factory in Japan.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi
        May i know , will corolla cross lauched with 1.8 litres(fwd) engine in uk?
        when corolla cross launchedwill be in uk market???

        As well as , may i know what is fuel consumption of 1.8 and 2.0l (fwd) engines of corolla cross in highway and city(mostly highway drive)?

      2. Hi Anish,
        We do not have information on the 1.8 litre model just yet.
        However, deliveries to European customers will commence in Autumn 2022.
        Thanks.

  3. On your Japanese website Toyota lists 68 mpg (24.2km/l) for the Hybrid G (E-Four) model and 74 mpg (26.2km/l) for the Hybrid Z (2WD). Testing done under WLTC. I assume that the models on offer in the UK will reach similarly impressive mileage?
    There’s also a petrol only version in Japan but with much reduced mpg (40.7 mpg / 14.4 km/l, Model S 2WD).
    I drive a RAV4 currently and was already planning to downsize to a Yaris Cross – until I saw the Corolla Cross on the Japanese website and learnt here that we’ll soon get it in the UK also.
    Exciting times, hopefully it will come within 2022 and doesn’t get delayed because of all the chip problems.

    1. Hi Christoph, thanks for your comment.

      We cannot comment on the figures advised on the Toyota Japan website. You can find all of the relevant information for the Corolla Cross in the UK here: https://fal.cn/3kYUZ.

      Thanks.

  4. No plug-in for this new Corolla Cross and Autumn 22 for 1st delivery’s, big Toyota fan/customer. Sorry but will be looking elsewhere.

  5. Hello.
    I can’t wait to replace my RAV4 (2017) with a Corolla Cross. It is not clear to me why sales in Europe will not start until the autumn of 2022, as they have been on the Asian and American markets for more than a year. However, the changes are not to big compared to the non-European model. By the time the car is sold, it will be obsolete. When can we expect a detailed list of equipment and price lists. When will the reservation be possible.
    Thanks for the reply.

    1. Hi Peter, thanks for your comment.

      It’s great to hear of your interest in the Corolla Cross. Customer deliveries are scheduled to begin in the UK from Autumn next year and more information will be announced in due course. We would recommend registering for updates here: https://fal.cn/3l0ws.

      Thanks

  6. It’s a Japanese car, this car loves technology but the infotainment in this car is terrible, so is in Lexus. What are the challenges that Toyota face that they can’t produce the car with the high resolution screen and features suitable for third decade of the 2000s?
    If this was Fiat I’d understand.

    1. Hi Dariusz, thanks for your comment.

      We’re sorry to hear that you are not a fan. When did you experience the Corolla Cross to establish this opinion?

      Thanks.

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