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Toyota Corolla Cross 2022, Toyota’s new subcompact SUV

Toyota will introduce a new model this year, the Toyota Corolla Cross 2022, a new subcompact SUV that slips, in terms of dimensions, between the Toyota CH-R and RAV4. The model takes all the features of the Corolla sedan, but simply inherits styling from the SUV.

The arrival of Toyota Corolla Cross 2022 therefore allows the manufacturer to fill a significant void in its range. This time, unlike the Toyota CH-R, the Corolla Cross can be equipped with all-wheel drive, so Toyota will have a vehicle that can better compete with ultra popular models like the Subaru Crosstrek, the Honda HR-V, the Hyundai Kona. and the Mazda CX-30. Toyota decided to use the Corolla name in order to build on a known name rather than building the reputation of a new name.

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross will use the same TNGA-C platform as the Corolla sedan and hatchback. It will offer the same mechanics under the hood, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that develops 169 horsepower and produces 150 pound-feet of torque. No hybrid version offered for the moment, Toyota promises to study the market and the results obtained with its new model before deciding what to do next. Only a Direct Shift continuously variable transmission (CVT), found on the S variants of the Corolla, will be in the catalog. The vehicle will be able to tow a load of 682 kilos (1,500 pounds).

Three versions offered

Three versions will be offered; L, LE and XLE. The first two versions will be marketed in traction with the integral offered as an option. It will be offered as standard on the XLE version. The system will include Dynamic Torque Control which will be able to direct up to 50% of power to the rear wheels as needed, and fully disengage when not required, which Toyota says will reduce vehicle fuel consumption.

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The suspension of the Corolla Cross 2022 also has a few distinctions as it is fully 4-wheel independent on all-wheel-drive models, while front-wheel drive models benefit from an all-new rear torsion beam system. In terms of safety, all versions come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of active technologies as well as the STAR Safety System.

The vehicle will offer a cabin very similar to that of the Corolla. At the heart of the dashboard is a 7-inch or, optionally, 8-inch multifunction touch screen. It will offer compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

The vehicle will arrive this fall, prices will be announced later. As for the Toyota CH-R, will we continue to offer it? Toyota always believes in its best interests.

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