Toyota Corolla Cross Exterior
Toyota Corolla Cross, as the name suggests, is a C-segment crossover, designed specifically for the ASEAN demographic. Based on the same TNGA-C platform that also underpins the Toyota CH-R, it occupies a larger footprint despite sharing the same wheelbase, with emphasis put towards interior space and practicality.
Unlike the Toyota CH-R, it is sporting a more ‘grown-up’ look, featuring a large droopy front grille finished in gloss black and flanked by a pair of menacing slim headlights. Utilitarian design approach is also applied here evident by the black plastic cladding on the bumpers and wheel arches, albeit with more finesse here compared to the more ruggedly styled Toyota RAV 4.
In favor of practicality, it inevitably loses some of its funky edge. But that is not to say that the Cross is all work and no play. The slopping roofline is less dramatic here but the chrome trims that runs along the window frame towards the D-pillars adds a premium touch to the side profile.
Front and back skid plates are finished in body colour paint and same goes to the integrated rear spoiler. The rear design is suitably understated with a hint of RAV 4’s polygonal theme with a slightly more rounded edge. The Toyota Corolla Cross is positioned between the Toyota CH-R and the Toyota RAV 4 within Toyota’s crossover SUV lineup.
Despite officially classified as a C-Segment SUV, it rivals against the similarly priced B-Segment’s Honda HR-V. In terms of sheer size, it dwarfs in comparison to a proper C-Segment SUV like the Honda CR-V, shorter by a good 136 mm.
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