The Xs model adds foglamps, an upgrade to LED headlamps, Park Distance Control (PDC) and rain-sensing wipers.
A three-grade strategy has been adopted, using Toyota's familiar Xi, Xs and Xr nomenclature (also found on the Cross' Corolla stablemates and other Toyota passenger vehicles). Xi denotes the entry-level model, which is aimed at customers seeking core value motoring. The mid-tier Xs adds additional comfort and convenience specification, while the flagship Xr grade receives upgraded exterior aesthetics, larger alloy wheels and additional features.
Standard specification on the Xi includes colour coding, keyless entry, power-adjustable and auto-retractable exterior mirrors, LED taillamps and automatic light control. Interior Items include four cupholders, stowage binnacles, 60/40 fold-down rear seats and steering switches. Cruise Control, air-conditioning, 12-volt power outlet, all-round one-touch power windows and a Multi-Information Display (MID) round off the spec offering.
The interior trim is upgraded to leather, while the air-conditioning switches to a dual-zone variant and the Multi-Information Display (MID) is upgraded to the TFT-type.
The audio system too receives an upgrade to touchscreen 'spec' which brings with it a reverse camera, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality and two additional USB ports (for a total of 3). Toyota Connect is included across the board.
The top-of-the-range Xr models offer customers additional convenience and safety specification and an upgrade to 18-inch wheels.
Safety & Security
All Corolla Cross models offer buyers a comprehensive safety and security package. All models include an anti-theft system, auto door-lock and ISOFIX anchor points. The airbag array includes driver, passenger, side and driver-knee (on Xi & Xs) while the Xr adds curtain airbags.
A full suite of active safety features is present on all models Including; VSC, ABS, EBD and Hill Assist Control (HAC). The Xr model also boasts Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) - which encompasses semi-autonomous driving aids and enhanced safety-system functionality. The standout elements here are Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Lane Trace Assist (LTA) and a Pre-Collision System (PCS).
Model Line-up & Pricing
As noted in the 77 Days to Corolla Cross release, the newcomer will feature a two engine strategy: a 1.8-litre petrol engine (103 kW & 172 Nm) and ultra-fuel-efficient 1.8-litre Hybrid (90 kW total system output). This in combination with the aforementioned three-grade strategy results in a five-model matrix:
Corolla Cross 1.8 Xi - R 349 900
Corolla Cross 1.8 Xs - R 390 100
Corolla Cross 1.8 Xr - R 425 400
Corolla Cross 1.8 Hybrid Xs - R 413 000
Corolla Cross 1.8 Hybrid Xr - R 448 300
*All models employ a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Peace of Mind
A six-services/90 000 km service plan is standard on all Corolla Cross models, with service intervals pegged at 12-months/15 000 km. A 3-year/100 000 km warranty also forms part of the offering. The Hybrid model carries an 8-year warranty on the Hybrid battery. Customers can also purchase additional service and warranty plan extensions from their nearest Toyota dealer (220 outlets nationwide).
For the first time, customers will be able to pre-purchase their Corolla Cross (ahead of the November introduction date) - ensuring they are the first to get behind the wheel. As from Monday 13 September, prospective customers will be able to view, choose and purchase their preferred Corolla Cross on https://www.toyota.co.za/corolla or the MyToyota App (downloadable via the various App stores).
Customers will also be able to view and explore the various accessory packages - allowing them to customise their Corolla Cross to their individual taste.