TOYOTA CROSSES OVER WITH ITS LATEST SUV

After a long period when Toyota’s smallest SUV, the RAV4, grew into a mid-sized model leaving the compact field open to numerous competitors from other brands, it now has three vehicles in contention, Yaris Cross, C-HR and now, the subject of this week’s review, the Corolla Cross. Although it sits on the same platform as the Corolla hatch, the Cross has a totally different body as befitting an SUV. The styling is quite conservative but that’s unlikely to deter the typical Toyota buyer who prefers function over fashion. There are… Read more

TOYOTA COROLLA CROSS ATMOS HYBRID FWD

You could in all likelihood be looking at the successor to the evergreen Corolla hatch and sedan as the market continues its move away from traditional styles. Corolla Cross joins the Yaris Cross, C-HR, RAV4, Kluger, Fortuner, Land Cruiser Prado and Land Cruiser 300 Series in Toyota’s ever-growing line-up of SUVs. And, like many of the aforementioned models, it is available with a fuel saving hybrid petrol-electric powertrain — one that importantly recharges itself. It’s the right-size and the timing couldn’t be better, but it’s going to cost you almost… Read more

TOYOTA’S COROLLA CROSS IS HERE

The highly-anticipated Toyota Corolla Cross has arrived in Australian showrooms priced from $33,000. It sits between the smaller Yaris Cross and larger RAV4, alongside the funky C-HR — all of them SUVs. Built on the same platform as Corolla hatch and sedan, all-new Corolla Cross offers a significantly higher ride height, with interior flexibility and class-leading boot space of up to 436 litres with the rear seats in place. Inside high-quality materials give the car a premium ambience, matched by a dynamic and comfortable drive experience. Three grades will be… Read more