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 offered: GX, GXL and flagship Atmos.

Customers can opt for a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain for $2500 extra.

Petrol variants get a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 126kW of power at 6600
rpm and 202Nm of torque from 4400-4900 rpm, with drive to the front wheels via a 10-
speed CVT style auto.

Hybrid versions score a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine that is teamed with an
electric motor on the front axle, with a combined power output of 146kW and claimed fuel
consumption of just 4.3L/100km.

Hybrid AWD variants add a second electric drive motor on the rear axle, with fuel
consumption of 4.4L/100km.

Toyota never shares torque figures for its hybrids.

GX is distinguished by 17-inch alloys, LED head and tail lights, daytime running lights,
heated and auto retractable door mirrors and a shark fin antenna, with automatic high

Single climate air is standard, along with cloth trim, smart entry and start, electric park
brake, a 7.0-inch drive info display, with 60:40 split-folding rear seats and a luggage cover.
Corolla Cross is the first model in Australia to feature Toyota’s new-generation multimedia

With an 8.0-inch touchscreen, it offers DAB+ digital radio, wireless Apple CarPlay, wired
Android Auto and six-speaker audio.

Building on this, Corolla Cross features the most comprehensive Toyota Connected
Services of any model to date, using a data communication module (DCM) and the
myToyota Connect smartphone app to provide real-time remote information.

Through the myToyota Connect app, owners can check the status of the doors and lights,
access information such as the last known location and recent trips, or start the engine or
climate control.

An upgraded Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance features adds lane change
assist and safe exit assist, providing further security and peace of mind.



Mid-range GXL adds high-grade LED headlights, front fog lights, roof rails and rear privacy glass.

Inside there’s dual-zone climate control, combination leather-accented and fabric
upholstery, leather-accented shift knob and steering wheel, auto-dimming rear view mirror
and two extra USB-C ports in the rear of the centre console.

It also features a larger 10.5-inch touchscreen and gains built-in navigation, with extra
safety features including a panoramic view monitor and parking support brake.

Flagship Atmos adds larger 18-inch alloys, a panoramic sunroof and a power rear hatch
with kick sensor.

Additional features include leather-accented upholstery, heated front seats and steering
wheel, eight-way adjustable powered driver’s seat, fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster,
Nanoe X air conditioning technology, illuminated entry and a wireless phone charger.

Safety equipment is boosted further with the addition of an enhanced panoramic view
monitor, Advanced Park Assist and pedestrian detection for the parking support brake

Eight exterior paint colours are available comprising Glacier White, Frosted White,
Stunning Silver, Eclipse Black, Atomic Rush, Lunar Blue, Moondust Grey and Jungle

Corolla Cross is covered by a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty which extends to seven-
years on engine and driveline, with capped-price servicing for the first five years/75,000km
and each 12-month/15,000km service costing $230.

Toyota’s Sean Hanley said a combination of advanced connected technology, flexible
stylish packaging and hybrid performance would help set Corolla Cross apart in the small
SUV segment.

“Toyota Australia is always looking to bring class-leading products to market, and we are
thrilled to expand our comprehensive SUV line-up with the addition of the Corolla Cross,”
he said.

“The Corolla Cross offers the richest suite of active safety and Connected Services
technologies of any Toyota model to date, with a range of powertrains and trim levels
certain to provide plenty of appeal.”

GX Petrol: $33,000
GX Hybrid 2WD: $35,500
GXL Petrol: $36,750
GXL Hybrid 2WD: $39,250
GXL Hybrid AWD: $42,250
Atmos Petrol: $43,550
Atmos Hybrid 2WD: $46,050
Atmos Hybrid AWD: $49,050
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your
local Toyota dealer for drive-away prices.

About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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