It’s been a while now since the Toyota Corolla Cross was first revealed, but when will we see this jacked-up Corolla in the UK? Read on to find out more.
- New Toyota Corolla Cross revealed
- SUV version of the Corolla hatchback
- New, more efficient hybrid system
- Available with all-wheel-drive
- Latest infotainment system
- May come to the UK next year
Will the Toyota Corolla Cross come to the UK?
It’s been well over a year since the Toyota Corolla Cross went on sale in the USA, where it currently starts from $23,610 (around £19,000). Toyota hasn’t confirmed if or when this car will come to the UK, however it’s unlikely to be before 2024.
So how much could it cost? Well don’t expect it to be £19,000 like it is in the States, that would make it around £10,000 cheaper than the standard Corolla hatchback. If the Corolla Cross does come to the UK, expect it to wear a price tag of around £35,000.
New Toyota Corolla Cross design
The new Toyota Corolla Cross looks a bit like a RAV4 that’s shrunk in the wash, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It sports a clean, fuss-free design that looks eye-catching without being overly fussy.
Up front, it has a wide grille that makes it look a bit cross about something (perhaps that’s where the name came from?)
This is complemented by some angular headlights and plenty of black plastic trim that’ll probably be more suited to fending off supermarket trollies than boulders on an off-road course.
The rear end is sporting some slim brake lights, and some more black cladding. You won’t find any exhaust fakery here like on some other SUVs.
New Toyota Corolla Cross interior and infotainment
The new Toyota Corolla Cross shares a lot of its interior with the Corolla hatchback, which is no surprise.
This means you get a logically laid out cabin with physical buttons for the climate control. Being a Toyota, it should feel solidly built as well.
In the centre of the dashboard you’ll find a 10.5 inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring built in.
New Toyota Corolla Cross engines
The new Toyota Corolla Cross comes with the Japanese brand’s latest hybrid drive system as standard.
It pairs a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 195hp.
It’s available with either front-wheel-drive, or an all-wheel-drive system that adds an additional electric motor at the rear.