2020 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV, a new car has been added to its Corolla series. The global premiere of the model was held in Thailand today, where sales have now commenced. The Corolla Cross will be launched in a growing number of other markets, going forward.
Since its launch in Japan in 1966, the Corolla series has sold a cumulative total of 48 million units or more, in more than 150 countries and regions around the world; it is Toyota’s best-selling car. The Corolla has continued to evolve in line with the needs of the times and of the regions it is sold in. By adding a new model to the Corolla series to suit the growing demand of SUVs, the enhanced Corolla line-up enables customers to select the model that better suits their diverse lifestyles and life stages.
With “Corolla Meets SUV” being the key phrase for the development of the Corolla Cross, the model was designed as a new type of SUV that combines dignified sturdiness in the exterior, and utility in a manner that exceeds customer expectations. The TNGA*1 platform (GA-C) has enabled the Corolla Cross to achieve high-quality performance, a comfortable ride, and outstanding quietness. In addition to its exceptional comfort, the Corolla Cross provides a spacious cabin, easy entry into and exit from the car, class-leading*2 luggage space suitable for all scenarios, and safety equipment inherited from the Corolla series. In this way, the new model realizes comfort, utility, and peace of mind for customers.
*1: Toyota New Global Architecture. Toyota’s company-wide global program to structurally transform automobile design. The goal of TNGA is to dramatically improve the basic performance and marketability of Toyota vehicles by redeveloping powertrain units and vehicle platforms and reconceiving overall vehicle optimization
*2: The comparison within the C-segment market in Thailand (Toyota survey). The key characteristics of the Corolla Cross are outlined below: (Specifications are subject to change depending on the target market)
2020 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV frame is based on the TNGA platform (GA-C)
A new torsion-beam suspension results in a stable, cushioned ride
A spacious cabin and class-leading luggage space
A comfortable interior space
Outstanding views and ample head clearance
Class-leading luggage capacity of 487 liters / 440 liters*3
The height providing easy access to the luggage space
The large spacious door openings; this makes entering or exiting the vehicle easy even when carrying a child
An elevated driving position contributes to a wide field of view, and helps minimize blind spots
A class-leading minimum turning radius of 5.2 meters results in responsive handling
Combination of driving performance and comfort
Optimized suspension geometry and the use of large, soft bushings ensure that passengers in all seats enjoy a comfortable ride
Safety equipment*4 inherited from the Corolla series provides safety and customer peace of mind.
Lightening the body has enabled even the gasoline-powered grades to achieve superb fuel efficiency.*5 As a result, both the gasoline-powered and hybrid models boast class-leading environmental performance.