Toyota Corolla Cross

Toyota Corolla Cross News in Malaysia

  • Old vs New: Is the Toyota Corolla Cross a better-looking crossover after the facelift?

    Say what you will about the Toyota Corolla Cross but one thing is certain, it’s been a sales success in Malaysia, outselling the Proton X70 even though it is pricier. 4 years after its world debut in Thailand, the Kingdom played host to the unveiling of the facelifted crossover earlier this month. The 2024 Corolla Cross facelift sports a new look but what else changed? We’ll take a look at the differences between the old pre-facelift and the new facelift which would be arriving in Malaysia somet

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    Mar 2, 2024

  • After record high profits, Wall Street types now say Akio Toyoda may have been right all along

    The stark contrast between the falling income of battery electric vehicle-only (BEV) stalwarts like Tesla, Polestar, Nio, and Xpeng, versus the record earnings by companies with more varied product portfolios - Volvo, BYD, even supposedly BEV laggards like Toyota and Honda proves one thing – BEVs are the future, but manufacturers need profitable hybrids today to fund their BEV endeavours tomorrow. Manufacturers relying on a 100 percent BEV-only line-up are in for a very painful journey ahead. BY


    Feb 20, 2024

  • 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross facelift launched in Thailand - No 2.0L engine but EPB is standard

    When the first crossover to bear the Corolla name made its world debut in Thailand in 2020, it fully cemented the longevity of the world’s best-selling car with a trendy SUV style. The Toyota Corolla Cross is a sales juggernaut overseas despite looking as exciting as drywall and 4 years later, a facelift was unveiled in Thailand. Previously teased by Toyota Motor Thailand, the new Corolla Cross gains a massive facelift that gives an EV-like appearance with a clean, almost grille-less design. The

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    Feb 8, 2024

  • 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross facelift: Launching 8-Feb in Thailand, new looks, and finally EPB?

    After the refreshed 2024 Toyota Hilux snagged headlines earlier today, next week will be all about the 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross facelift, as it will be unveiled in Thailand on Thursday, 8-February 2024. It will be the car's mid-life update since it made its global debut in July 2020 (time flies, doesn't it?), and typical of those, what's obvious in today's teaser are refreshed looks. The headlight signature is reminiscent of the Corolla Cross sold in other markets, with new daytime running ligh


    Feb 2, 2024

  • As fuel subsidy cutbacks loom, Toyota's Hybrid Electric Vehicles shine as economical and reliable options for Malaysians

    Whatever car you choose, and despite all the tech that's loaded into them, your decision ultimately rests on what's under the hood. Performance and fuel efficiency are usually right up there in the Malaysian buyer's decision making matrix, and the engine that provides these must also be very reliable. Better yet if it's not a hassle to maintain. Best if it could also hedge against next year's increasing fuel prices. A tough ask for manufacturers, so usually it's a balance between two or three of


    Dec 26, 2023

  • More power! 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross facelift in Japan gains 2.0L, 170 PS engine, new hybrid system, updated features

    The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross has finally undergone a facelift in Japan, and while the visuals haven't changed all that much, it's the insides that's received a bunch of fixes...and more power. New and improved powertrains Headlining all changes is the new engine sitting in the bay: normal, pure-petrol variants gain a new 2.0-litre Dynamic Force engine (M20A-FKS), while the hybrid variants continue with the 1.8-litre 2ZR-FXE mill, albeit with some improvements. The new engine – in Malaysia, it p


    Oct 30, 2023

  • Toyota Land Hopper name used on foldable trike, 500D Corolla Cross big brother project still on

    When Toyota unveiled the all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (250 Series) in August, it also revealed two silhouettes of what could be future extensions of the Land Cruiser line-up at the end of the livestream. Not long after, Japan’s biggest carmaker applied the Land Hopper name for trademark at the Japan Patent Office. While many in the automotive media speculated that this is the name given for either of the two Land Cruiser-looking derivatives or even for the production version of the 500

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    Oct 23, 2023

  • Codenamed 500D, the Toyota Land Hopper is a larger Corolla Cross with 4X4 and 2.8 turbodiesel

    In Southeast Asia and other developing markets, Toyota offers 4 SUVs across different segments ranging from the Toyota Raize to the Toyota Fortuner. However, it seems that Toyota is looking to add another model slotting between the Fortuner and the Corolla Cross in the future. There are rumours that the Land Hopper name which Toyota trademarked could be used on this mini-Fortuner rather than on a smaller version of the Land Cruiser. According to Indonesia’s AutonetMagz, the Land Hopper could be

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    Oct 5, 2023

  • The giant won't move, Toyota and Perodua now control over 54 percent of Malaysia's new car sales

    As of August 2023, the UMW Group saw a 16.3 percent increase in the combined, year-to-date sales of Toyota, Lexus, and Perodua vehicles in Malaysia, with 271,515 units vehicles registered. In August alone, 41,386 vehicles were registered, up 12.5 percent from July 2023. Toyota contributed deliveried of 10,275 units in August, up 23.1 percent from July. Cumulative sales from January to August totalled 67,283 units, up 9.2 percent from the same 8-month period in 2022. Toyota’s market share now sta


    Sep 22, 2023

  • 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross GR Sport - Putting "Sport" back into SUV, the right way

    Unlike what some so-called enthusiasts say, SUVs are great. They bring space, practicality, and most importantly, peace of mind when the going gets tough. The part that irks this writer to an extent is when car manufacturers attempt to put “Sport” back into “SUV.” The end result is oftentimes too much of a compromise – too stiff and yet not as dynamically capable as lower-riding sedans. Hence, yours truly is of the opinion that an SUV should focus on what it’s good at, rather than attempting to


    Aug 4, 2023

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