It is always interesting to see a new model added to a lineup. This year, it is even more so, because one of the new additions is a product that promises to be a hit on the Toyota side.
Indeed, the new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV is practically a guaranteed success. Why? Mainly for two reasons. First of all, it is part of a segment that is steadily growing in popularity, namely the subcompact SUV segment. Secondly, by taking on the Corolla name, it is joining a name that has been making waves in North America for over 50 years.
Finally, because it is a Toyota model, we can be sure that it will be a sure value. That is why this model is going to be a success. And to support our assertion, here is a little bit of what is in store for this vehicle. You will quickly see that the offer is, in every way, irresistible.
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A RECOGNIZABLE STYLE
The first thing that stands out about the Corolla Cross is its striking style. To come up with such an attractive model, Toyota simply had to dig into its toolbox. In fact, we recognize family traits with other SUVs from the brand, notably the big brother RAV4.
As for the format, it is beyond reproach. With the Toyota Corolla Cross, we get a subcompact SUV, but one with dimensions that put it between the majority of subcompact and compact models currently on the market.
There are three models on the menu: the L, LE and XLE variants. The first will be offered with front-wheel drive, and the other two will have four-wheel drive.
For its part, the level of equipment is complete for each model. For starters, buyers will enjoy the fundamentals with heated front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps. With the LE model, there is already a heated steering wheel, just to give an idea of what is on offer. Roof rails are even proposed, as is a bike rack. Truly, the Corolla Cross is ready for adventure.
Under the hood of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, Toyota is calling on an old friend. It takes the form of a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine, which is rated at 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired with a continuously variable transmission to offer very competitive fuel economy ratings. Specifically, it will average 7.4 L/100 km for the front-wheel drive model and 7.8 L/100 km for the all-wheel drive model.
What is most reassuring about this unit is its proven reliability. As a result, the glitches that often plague a new vehicle in its infancy are not a concern with the 2022 Corolla Cross; you get a completely trustworthy product right out of the box.
All of the Corolla Cross’ cargo space data is not yet known at the time of writing, but what we do know is that the model will rank among the most generous in its class. In short, you will not lack clearance in the back to pack all the necessary gear.
But of course, it is the size that makes it all possible. And with that space, coupled with the ability to tow 1500 pounds and access to all-wheel drive, the Corolla Cross will quickly become a favourite in its segment.
We have not driven the Corolla Cross yet, but what we can hear through the branches, and what is sure to be confirmed, is that the model is going to offer us something very solid. The structure on which the Corolla Cross rests is the same one that serves the Corolla. The TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) has changed everything at Toyota, adding the rigidity that was missing from the driving experience of all the brand’s models and the Corolla Cross will benefit from it fully.
Is the Corolla Cross a sure thing? Absolutely, and knowing Toyota’s history of reliability and resale value, we are talking about a risk-free purchase. Reserve yours now at Manic Toyota!