Toyota welcomes new Corolla Cross to the range

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

The Corolla Cross is fitted with a new powerful and fuel efficient 2.0 litre engine, matched to the latest fifth-generation Toyota hybrid electric system and will be welcomed by buyers looking for versatility and fuel-efficiency in a compact Crossover that sits between the Toyota C-HR and RAV4 in terms of size.

Toyota New Zealand General Manager of New Vehicles, Steve Prangnell says he expects the Corolla Cross to become the top-selling model in the Corolla range.

“The all-new Corolla Cross builds on Corolla’s legendary reputation and offers even more versatility and creature comforts to make everything, from a daily commute to a weekend escape, more memorable,” he says.

The 2.0 litre petrol hybrid electric engine with E-CVT transmission, producing 135kW total system output is higher than the Corolla Hatch and Wagon.

The Limited AWD features Toyota’s E-Four all-wheel drive system, adding a second motor on the rear axle for increased capability’.

“The E-Four all-wheel drive allows the Corolla Cross to achieve excellent performance, a satisfying ride, and outstanding spaciousness to accommodate life’s adventures with a surprisingly large cargo capacity,” says Steve.

The Corolla Cross also has a low fuel consumption and CO2, with just 4.8L/100kms for the FWD grades and 4.9L/100kms for the AWD Limited grade. The CO2 emissions are a low 107gm/km for the FWD grades and 112gm/km for the AWD Limited grade, meaning the Corolla Cross is eligible for a rebate under the Clean Car Discount.

Three grades of Corolla Cross will be marketed in New Zealand: the front wheel drive GX and GXL grades; the Limited will be available in both FWD and AWD.

The 2022 Corolla Cross is priced at:

Corolla Cross GX 2.0P HEV FWD SUV CVT 5 Seats $41,990

Corolla Cross GXL 2.0P HEV FWD SUV CVT 5 Seats $44,990

Corolla Cross Limited FWD 2.0P HEV FWD SUV CVT 5 Seats $48,990

Corolla Cross Limited AWD 2.0P HEV AWD SUV CVT 5 Seats $51,990

All Corolla Cross models are also eligible for a customer Clean Car Rebate ranging between $3,108.97 and $2851.21.