More features for less - Toyota Corolla Cross CKD, hybrid specs confirmed
Sanjay · Nov 2, 2021 05:27 PM
Following the announcement of the Toyota Corolla CrossHybrid's estimated prices last Friday, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has also updated prices of the rest of the model's range to reflect its now locally-assembled (CKD) status.
There's a few differences between them and the earlier fully-imported (CBU Thailand) batches, which we'll explore here.
Prices – Slightly cheaper now
As expected, the Corolla Cross benefits from slightly reduced prices, but not by too much. The 1.8G variant gets an RM 1,000 reduction from before, while the 1.8V is RM 266 cheaper than previous.
Here are the sales and service tax (SST) exempt prices of the Corolla Cross:
2021 Toyota Corolla Cross CKD price in Malaysia
Est. RM 137,000
OTR without insurance, SST-exempted prices valid until 30-June 2022
Equipment – 1.8G gets more kit
Checks with several dealers point that the locally-assembled SUVs also adds on more kit, particularly on the base 1.8G variant.
The 1.8G now gets Bi-LED headlights and LED tail lights, just like the 1.8V variant. The Hybrid, being the range-topper, naturally gets Bi-LED headlights too, but with blue accents.
Other than that, its said that noise-suppressing acoustic windshield and roof rails will be standard fitment on all variants.
Meanwhile, variant-exclusive features on the Corolla Cross Hybrid includes a drive mode selector, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, automatic dual-zone climate control, and Celestite Grey Metallic exterior colour.
Powertrain – Hybrid and pure petrol options
Naturally the non-hybrid 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated engine (139 PS / 172 Nm) remains unchanged, paired to a CVT.
As for the Corolla Cross Hybrid, its powertrain should mirror the Thai-spec car's: pairing a 72 PS / 163 Nm electric motor to a 98 PS / 142 Nm 1.8 litre Atkinson cycle engine (shared with the Prius), for a combined system output of 122 PS. These are paired to an e-CVT.
Note that you cannot simply add the torque figures because both the engine and electric motor spins at different speeds.
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