The Toyota Corolla Cross has been given a notable dynamic makeover at the hands of body kit specialists, Modellista. While the list of additional parts is short, they sure do work together to give the Japanese crossover a bold new image.
The Modellista kit applied to the Toyota Corolla Cross consists of a front spoiler attachment, side skirts and rear bumper attachment that houses a faux-diffuser. This look is rounded off by a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
This kit is being sold as an official accessory by Toyota Thailand for the Hybrid model only. Just 250 units will be sold, each of which will carry a three-year/100 000 km warranty.
As announced last month, the Toyota Corolla Cross will be entering the highly competitive midsized crossover segment in South Africa this November. The South African arm of the Japanese manufacturer has now revealed what engines this new product will be available with.
The entry-level mill for the Toyota Corolla Cross is its tried and tested 2ZR-FE naturally aspirated 1,8-litre four-cylinder mill which uses VVT-i technology to produce 103 kW at 6 000 r/min and 173 N.m of torque at 4 400 r/min. Using a CVT with seven-steps to transmit power to the front axle, the brand claims that this unit will offer a fuel consumption figure of 6,8 L/100 km with a CO2 emission output of 154 g/km.
The second engine for the Toyota Corolla Cross will be the 2ZR-FXE petrol-electric hybrid combination which is found in the current Toyota Prius as well as the C-HR and Corolla Hybrid. With the Atkinson cycle technology, the re-engineered 1,8-litre four-pot unit produces 72 kW and 142 N.m which is quite a bit less than the aforementioned configuration. Using a specifically tweaked CVT, the brand claims this powertrain will sip 4,3 L/100 km with a sub-100 g/km CO2 figure.