2021 Toyota Corolla Cross to be priced around RM 120k, sales training to begin in May

Sanjay · Jan 22, 2021 01:31 PM

According to a document sighted by WapCar.my, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) will begin sales training for the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross sometime in May. 

This points toward the SUV making its Malaysian launch sometime in the second half of this year.

Thai-spec Corolla Cross pictured.

However, the date is still subject to change - it all still depends on how the Covid-19 situation progresses. 

What do we know of the Malaysian-spec Corolla Cross?

The Corolla Cross rides on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform.

The document also mentions that the Malaysian-spec Corolla Cross will come in two variants, the 1.8G and 1.8V.

Both will be powered by a 1.8-litre, naturally aspirated mill that's shared with the Toyota Corolla Altis, making 139 PS and 172 Nm.

Thai-spec Corolla Cross hybrid variant pictured - note the blue surrounds on the badge.

However, there were no mentions of hybrid powertrains just yet, which suggests that hybrid variants may not be available here - at least for this year.

Note that UMWT has a history of staggering launches of additional variants - take for example the Toyota Vios GR Sport that was launched last December

Yet to be seen if the two-tone interior makes it here - as seen in this Thai-spec car.

The Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0) suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are among the featured equipment.

Five colours will be offered: Platinum White, Nebula Blue Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Graphite Metallic and Metalstream Metallic.

It has 487 litres of boot space with the seats up - 50 litres more than the HR-V's 437 litres with the same configuration.

Prices for the TNGA-based Corolla Cross will be around RM 120k, and it'll compete with the Honda HR-V and Subaru XV.

For the record, here's how the competitors are priced:

Corolla Cross vs Competitors prices
Competitor Price Range
Honda HR-V RM 104,000 - RM 118,582
Subaru XV RM 112,138 - RM 133,788
Toyota Corolla Cross TBC

For a more comprehensive round-up of the Corolla Cross - check out this article!

Meanwhile in other Toyota Malaysia stories

Thai-spec Corolla Cross.

The Corolla Cross is just one of the many Toyota models making their way to Malaysia this year. Check out this list for what else is coming.

As always - you read it here first, so stay tuned to WapCar.my for more!