A hit in Malaysia and Thailand, Toyota Corolla Cross heads to the USA next!
Sanjay · May 18, 2021 11:19 AM
Overseas media has spotted the Toyota Corolla Cross testing in the United States, fueling speculations that it's the next market to receive the hit new SUV.
On the surface, the camouflaged Corolla Cross looks pretty much like ours, even down to the wheels that are available on our forthcoming 1.8V variant. However, it might also have certain market-specific visual differences too.
Powertrains are still up in the air in the meantime: Japanese media speculates that it's the hybrid being tested, but they mention the model could get a market-specific Dynamic Force mill too.
The Corolla Cross made its world debut last year in Thailand, whereby it became a runaway hit. Up till now, it's the best-selling SUV in its segment there. After that, it was exported to neighbouring countries like Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
In Malaysia, the Corolla Cross is priced from RM 128,000 (1.8G), and RM 134,000 (1.8V). The initial allocation of 750 imported 1.8G units were sold out in less than a week, and locally-assembled (CKD) cars will be introduced in the later half of this year.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.