Toyota Corolla Cross launched in Indonesia, Malaysia debut soon?

Eric · Aug 6, 2020 01:05 PM

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Following its debut in Thailand and Vietnam, the Toyota Corolla Cross has just been introduced in Indonesia, the third country in the region to receive Toyota’s latest SUV.

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For the Indonesian market, the Toyota Corolla Cross is available with two powertrains: a 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that does 140 PS and 175 Nm and a 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid that does a combined system output of 122 PS.

Both engines are paired to a CVT-type automatic transmission (planetary gearset E-CVT for the hybrid) that sends power to the front wheels.

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Equipment-wise, the Indonesian-market model largely mirrors its Thai counterpart, but loses out on the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) ADAS suite.

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The Toyota Corolla Cross is priced from IDR 457.8 million (~RM 132,220) for the entry-level petrol variant, while the hybrid variant is priced from IDR 497.8 millionTh

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Thailand model pictured

Not only are these prices cheaper than the C-HR (IDR 511.05 million to IDR 547.79 million) and Corolla Altis (IDR 486.5 million to IDR 586.25 million), it also means that the Corolla Cross is Indonesia’s cheapest hybrid model.

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Thailand model pictured

What about Malaysia?

Closer to home, we don’t expect UMW Toyota Motor to launch the Corolla Cross within this year as it needs to be locally-assembled to keep prices low. It also the industry standard for commencement of local-assembly to start six months after the lead plant – in this context, is Toyota Motor Thailand’s Gateway plant in Chachoengsao province.

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The Toyota Corolla Cross’ production in Thailand only started in July 2020 so the model isn’t expected to be launched here until February 2021. That said, pre-production cars have already been spotted in Malaysia.

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