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Toyota Corolla Hatchback bakal debut di Vietnam, ditanda dagang

Baru-baru ini, Toyota telah mendaftar tanda dagang nama dan reka bentuk Corolla Hatchback di Vietnam. Secara tak langsung timbul spekulasi bahawa model ini bakal diperkenalkan di negara tersebut. Pendaftaran tanda dagang tersebut dilaporkan oleh media Vietnam, dan nama Corolla Hatchback in adalah antara nama lain yang didaftarkan oleh Toyota di Vietnam. Ini kerana pesaing seperti Mazda menawarkan variant sedan dan hatchback bagi model Mazda 3 di Vietnam walaupun model sedan lebih laris. Toyota C

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Jan 20, 2021

Trademarked in Vietnam, could the Toyota Corolla Hatchback make an ASEAN debut?

Toyota recently registered both the Corolla Hatchback’s name and design in Vietnam, fuelling speculations that the model could be introduced in the country. The trademark filing was reported by Vietnamese media, which mentioned that the Corolla Hatchback was just one of many names registered by Toyota in Vietnam. After all, rivals like Mazda offers both the sedan and hatchback variants of the Mazda 3 in Vietnam, though the sedan variant outsells the hatchback variant by a fair margin. To recap,


Jan 19, 2021

Launching in Malaysia in 2020: The CKD Toyota Corolla Cross will fight the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV

After over half a decade of sitting at the sidelines and watching the Honda HR-V going from strength to strength, Toyota finally has a product to rival the overachieving HR-V, it’s called the Toyota Corolla Cross, and yes it will be coming to Malaysia. Recall that we recently ran a post saying that UMW Toyota will be launching three new SUVs in the near term? The first candidate is obvious, that’s the Toyota RAV4. The remaining two models are less clear but today we can confirm one of it will be


Mar 31, 2020

2020 Toyota Corolla Cross teased, 9-July global debut

Back in March, we reported that that Toyota will be introducing the Toyota Corolla Cross, a new model that is positioned below the Toyota C-HR. A teaser from Toyota Thailand has indicated that the new crossover will make its global debut on 9-July, which is next Thursday. To recap, although the Toyota Corolla Cross uses the Corolla name, it is not a jacked-up version of the Corolla hatchback (sold in the USA, Europe, Australia, and Japan). Yes, it will be built on the TNGA-C platform (like the C


Jul 3, 2020

Toyota Corolla Cross di Malaysia – lebih murah daripada Corolla Altis?

Seperti yang anda tahu, Toyota Corolla Cross bakal terjah pasaran Malaysia tidak lama lagi. Tetapi harganya bagaimana? CKD ke CBU? Segmen apakah ia? Segala persoalan anda akan kami jawab di bacaan bawah. Toyota Corolla Cross bersaing dengan model apa? Toyota Corolla Cross bersaing dengan Honda HR-V, Subaru XV, Proton X50, dan Proton X70. Kesemua model ini berada di julat harga yang sama. Harganya pula bagaimana? Memandangkan harga rasmi belum diumumkan, kami telah membuat sedikit kajian. Mula-mu


Feb 12, 2021

Models worth waiting for in 2021 - From D55L to City Hatchback and Corolla Cross!

The year 2020 is about to reach its closure with a little more than a month to go. Though it is mostly a pathetic year and not one we envisioned when we were younger (90s kids will remember this), the cars that were launched were at least worth it (some weren't). Instead of gushing over what are our favourite cars of 2020, for now, we would like to focus on what cars to get excited for next year. Here’s a quick summary of what models would be launched in 2021. 2021 Car Launches Brand Model BMW 2

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Nov 15, 2020

Imej acah Toyota Corolla Cross 2020, debut global pada 9 Julai

Pada bulan Mac yang lepas, kami telah melaporkan yang Toyota akan memperkenalkan Toyota Corolla Cross, model serba baru yang diposisikan dibawah Toyota C-HR. Satu imej acah daripada Toyota Thailand telah menyatakan yang crossover baru tersebut akan membuat debut globalnya pada 9 Julai, iaitu hari Khamis nanti. Walaupun Toyota Corolla Cross menggunakan nama Corolla, ia bukanlah versi Corolla hatchback yang dipertingkatkan (dijual di Amerika Syarikat, Eropah, Australia dan Jepun). Ya, ia akan dibi


Jul 7, 2020

Here’s why you can’t buy a Honda Civic Hatchback in Malaysia

Globally, the C-segment 10th generation Honda Civic is available in three body types – the coupe is only available in North America, while sedan and hatchback is available in all regions. The range topping (FK8) Civic Type R is only available as a hatchback. Closer to home, our neighbours Thailand and Indonesia can choose between a Civic Sedan or a Civic Hatchback, but not us. Our Civic Sedan is locally-assembled at Pegoh in Melaka while the Civic Type R is imported from the UK, at least until 2


Apr 9, 2020

Toyota Malaysia restores the iconic KE10 Corolla

The Toyota Corolla nameplate is one of the most famous, longest-running, and best-selling nameplate in Toyota’s history, spanning a history of over 50 years. Currently on the 12th generation model, the Corolla name has its humble beginning in 1966 as a small, low-cost, and reliable family sedan, bearing the chassis code KE10. Two years later, the KE10 Toyota Corolla made its way to Malaysia, where it was assembled by Champion Motor Berhad located in Shah Alam, which subsequently renamed as Assem

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Apr 9, 2020

Toyota Corolla Cross in Malaysia – Will it be cheaper than the Corolla Altis?

The Toyota Corolla Cross is coming to Malaysia, that much we know. But what about the price? Where will it be made? What segment is it in exactly? Well, let us answer these or any burning questions you may have to the best of our knowledge. Q: Which cars does the Toyota Corolla Cross compete against? A: The Toyota Corolla Cross competes against the likes of the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV, and of course, the Proton X50 as well as the Proton X70. All of which are within a similar price bracket. Q: Spea


Jan 30, 2021

272 PS, 370 Nm Toyota GR Corolla in the works, October 2020 debut

While Toyota may be busy working on several new SUVs (Corolla Cross, new C-Segment SUV), the Japanese manufacturer is also said to be working on the GR Corolla, based on the Corolla Sport hatchback. According to Creative311, the GR Corolla will likely be aimed at markets where the GR Yaris isn’t sold, e.g. North America. After all, Toyota USA did file for a GR Corolla trademark at the US Patent and Trademark Office back in April, fueling speculation that the model will be launched there. Toyota


May 8, 2020

Diintip! Toyota Corolla Cross 2020 diuji di jalanraya Malaysia

Sebuah SUV yang disamarkan ditemui dipandu di Malaysia dan berdasarkan pemerhatian kami pada rupa parasnya, ia tak lain tak bukan Toyota Corolla Cross 2020! Apabila Corolla Cross membuat debutnya pada awal bulan Julai, kami juga menjangkakan yang SUV ini akan sampai di Malaysia sebagai unit dipasang tempatan (CKD) hujung tahun ini atau awal 2021. Nampaknya jangkaan kami tepat kerana kereta ini telahpun dipandu-uji di jalanraya kita. Menurut rakan kami di Careta, lokasi penampakan SUV ini kurang


Jul 30, 2020

Live photos: 2020 Toyota Corolla Cross unveiled in Thailand

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Cross is officially unveiled in Thailand and we have some photos courtesy of our friends at Autofun. Let's take a closer look at the newest Toyota crossover. Straight away, we would definitely call this Corolla Cross a looker. We initially thought it might look like a jacked-up Corolla hatchback with plastic cladding but this is better. There is black plastic cladding that surrounds the bottom and the wheel arches. The top of the line 1.8-litre Hybrid Premium Safety featu

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Jul 10, 2020

Toyota Corolla Altis model GR Sport untuk pasaran Eropah

Sebagai model GR Sport pertama yang ditawarkan di pasaran Toyota Eropah Timur, Toyota kini menawarkan sedan keluarga yang lebih bergaya dan ranggi dengan Toyota Corolla Sedan GR Sport. Ini berikutan kejayaan versi Corolla Hatchback dan Touring Sports GR Sport. Gaya yang diinspirasikan oleh model GR berfokuskan prestasi Toyota dan warna tema TOYOTA GAZOO Racing memberikan nafas segar dan muda pada sedan keluarga ini. Luarannya diberi kemasan hitam-piano yang mewah – termasuk gril hadapan, selongs


Jul 20, 2020

Toyota Corolla Cross launched in Indonesia, Malaysia debut soon?

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. 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


Aug 6, 2020

Thai Toyota Corolla Cross' 6 months sales exceeds Honda HR-V's 12 months

The Toyota Corolla Cross is proving to be a success in Thailand. Actually, scratch that, it has dominated sales in Thailand in 2020 despite only being introduced in July. Ever since it was launched, the Corolla Cross managed to hold its number one position in the compact crossover segment in the final six months of the year according to Headlight Magazine. 12,945 units of the Corolla Cross were sold in total which translates to a 28.3% market share. Meanwhile in second place is the MG ZS. The An

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Jan 30, 2021

Toyota Corolla Cross hadir untuk pasaran Indonesia! Malaysia bila lagi?

Toyota Corolla Cross Toyota Corolla Cross disahkan hadir ke pasaran Indonesia selepas ini. Model ini membawa tanda nama Corolla ke arah produk yang lebih heterogeneous dengan penawaran untuk sedan dan SUV. Menurut Oto Driver, PT Toyota Astra Motor, pengedar Toyota di Indonesia, berminat membawa Corolla Cross ke Indonesia akhir tahun ini juga. Tiada perincian lebih lanjut mengenai model mana yang akan dibawa ke Indonesia. Di Thailand, Corolla Cross hadir dengan 2 pilihan enjin. Yang pertama ialah


Jul 18, 2020

Lessons learned from C-HR, why Toyota is using the Corolla name for Corolla Cross

Tonight at 8.30 pm, UMW Toyota Motor will be live streaming (in 8D audio, a first for a local car launch) the launch of its Toyota Corolla Cross, the company’s most important new model for 2021. To be priced not too far away from a Corolla Altis, the Corolla Cross will fill the void left behind by the now-discontinued (in Malaysia) Toyota C-HR. UPDATE: Toyota Corolla Cross has been launched, priced from RM 124k, details here. Curiously, the Corolla Cross’s mechanicals are almost identical to the


Mar 25, 2021

Toyota Corolla Altis gets sharper GR Sport look for Europe

We think the latest Toyota Corolla Altis is a looker but in Europe, things are looking a little sharper for the world’s best-selling car. Following the success of the GR Sport versions of the Corolla hatchback and Touring Sports station wagon in Europe, the Corolla sedan is the next-in-line. Inspired by Toyota’s performance-oriented GR models, the GR Sport Corolla sedan gets piano black trims instead of chrome around the exterior like the front grille, door mirrors, and side sills. A boot lid sp

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Jul 20, 2020

New 2020 Toyota Corolla Cross is coming to Indonesia, Malaysia next?

The new 2020 Toyota Corolla Cross launch in Bangkok got the WapCar office buzzing with excitement. Now, it seems that the next destination for Toyota’s newest crossover is Indonesia! According to Oto Driver, PT Toyota Astra Motor, Toyota’s Indonesian distributor, is keen on bringing the Corolla Cross over to Indonesia sometime later this year. No further details on which model will be brought over to Indonesia yet. In Thailand, the Corolla Cross is available with 2 engine options. One is a 1.8-l

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Jul 17, 2020

Toyota Vios GR Sport to Corolla Cross - here are the Toyota cars coming to Malaysia in 2021!

2021 is fast shaping up to be a very exciting one for Malaysia's automotive industry. Other brands notwithstanding, let's take a look at what new cars we can expect from UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) in Malaysia in 2021. All-new 2021 Toyota Harrier The fourth-generation Toyota Harrier is an all-new model, built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform (TNGA-K to be exact, like the Toyota RAV4). In Japan, powering the Harrier are a choice of two powertrains: a 2.0-litre petrol engine (171


Dec 3, 2020

Selling fast in Malaysia, Toyota Corolla Cross heads to conquer China

If you didnt already know, the Toyota Corolla Cross has been a runaway success in Malaysia, selling out in a week. Now, the Corolla Cross has set its sights on conquering the China market. A source has indicated that the Corolla Cross could be unveiled as soon as this year in China. Also read: Is RM 128k a fair price for the Toyota Corolla Cross? The Subaru XV and Proton X70 are cheaper Powering China's variants of the Corolla Cross are the 1.8-litre hybrid (combined power 122 PS) with an e-CVT


Apr 1, 2021

All-new Toyota Corolla Altis launched in Malaysia, from RM 128,888

(Toyota Corolla Altis Prices and Specs | Gallery) A couple of weeks after appearing in UMW Toyota Motor’s outlet in Petaling Jaya, the company has now launched the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis in Malaysia. Similar to the all-new Toyota Camry and C-HR, the all-new Corolla Altis is built on the company’s TNGA platform. Out goes the torsion beam rear suspension, now replaced with a more sophisticated double wishbone rear suspension set up. Unlike the predecessor model which had two engine choices (


Oct 9, 2019

Intipan: Toyota Corolla Cross, versi Toyota Corolla dengan gaya crossover bakal dilancarkan?

Toyota Corolla Cross Kami telah melaporkan intipan Toyota Corolla Cross yang akan datang di mana SUV tersebut akan hadir dengan spoiler besar di belakangnya. Kini kita mempunyai penampilan pertama di bahagian hadapan pula. Toyota sedaya upaya menutup rupa model ini dengan pelbagai penyamaran. Bahagian hadapannya disamarkan lengkap dengan bentuk potongan yang dibuat-buat untuk sengaja mengelirukan kita. Tetapi dari sedikit yang dapat kita lihat, kelihatan seperti Corolla Cross akan mempunyai jalu


Jun 22, 2020

Toyota Corolla Cross dilancarkan di Indonesia, kemunculan di Malaysia tidak lama lagi?

Setelah penampilan pertama di Thailand dan Vietnam, Toyota Corolla Cross baru saja diperkenalkan di Indonesia, negara ketiga di rantau ini yang menerima SUV terbaru ini. Untuk pasaran Indonesia, Toyota Corolla Cross didatangkan dengan dua enjin iaitu enjin petrol 1.8 liter aspirasi natural yang memiliki 140 PS dan 175 Nm tork dan juga petrol-elektrik 1.8 liter yang menghasilkan 122 PS. Kedua-dua enjin dipadankan dengan transmisi automatik jenis CVT ( E-CVT berserta planetary gearset untuk hibrid


Aug 7, 2020

Malaysia confirmed to end Honda Jazz with City Hatchback – wise move or foolish?

Although Honda Malaysia has yet to make any official announcement, we can reliably confirm that the fourth generation (4G) 2020 Honda Jazz (known as Fit in Japan) will not be launched in Malaysia. After 2021, the Honda Jazz will be no more, ending a 3-generations run, since 2001. Instead, the Honda City Hatchback, which made its global debut in Bangkok yesterday, will fill the void left by the Jazz. In case you are wondering, no Honda Malaysia didn’t have much say in this, neither did their coun


Nov 28, 2020

Spied: 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross spotted in Malaysia, CBU first, CKD later

Several units of the upcoming 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross sans camouflage have been spotted at Westport, Klang. It looks like the new B-segment SUV will start as a fully imported model (CBU) from Thailand, before operations to locally assemble (CKD) the car starts at Toyota’s Bukit Raja plant. From what we can see from the photos, the Corolla Cross in the pictures is the lower spec G variant. The interior of the Cross bears close resemblance to the Toyota Corolla Altis, featuring a similar 9-inch


Feb 17, 2021

Toyota Corolla Cross to debut in Thailand next month, coming to Malaysia soon

The first ever Toyota Corolla Cross, a C-segment Corolla-based SUV that’s supposed to a more mainstream, cheaper and more practical version of a Toyota C-HR, is set to make its global debut in Thailand next month. Leaked photos suggests that the Corolla Cross will look like a scaled down Toyota RAV4 – not a bad start. Based on what we know so far, the Toyota Corolla Cross will be based on the Toyota Corolla Altis’ TNGA-C platform, but with a more space efficient (and cheaper) torsion beam rear s


Jun 15, 2020

Pelanggan beratur, kenapa Toyota Corolla Cross sepatutnya dilancarkan dari dulu lagi di Malaysia?

Tahukah anda 750 unit awalan Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8G 2021 impot (CBU, Thailand) terbaru yang ditetapkan untuk Malaysia sudah habis dijual dalam masa kurang daripada seminggu? Penghantarannya pula akan berlangsung serta-merta. Para penjual/'dealer' model ini masih lagi menerima tempahan bagi varian 1.8V yang lebih tinggi. Walau bagaimanapun, penghantaran bagi 1.8V hanya akan dijalankan pada Julai ini (oleh itu, terlepas pengecualian cukai jualan Penjana). Para pelanggan masih boleh menempah var


Apr 7, 2021

2021 Honda City Hatchback vs Toyota Yaris facelift – Should you wait or not?

After an absence of 26 years, the Honda City nameplate returns to the hatchback body style. Following its global debut in Thailand, the question among many Malaysians would be whether to decide on the 2021 Honda City Hatchback or the upcoming Toyota Yaris facelift. Granted, it would take a while before the City with a shorter booty comes to Malaysia. Meanwhile, the Yaris facelift is expected to be launched in December but nevertheless, we love comparing cars here at WapCar. Without dragging on f

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Nov 24, 2020