Spied: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
A spy photographer in Colorado has caught Toyota’s upcoming compact crossover testing on public roads.
The Corolla Cross, as it is expected to be known in North America, will be Toyota’s answer to the Jeep Renegade, Ford EcoSport, Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30, and the Chevrolet TrailBlazer.
Built from an abbreviated version of Toyota’s modular TNGA-C platform, the new model shares DNA with the current Corolla and Prius, as well as the Lexus UX and Honda CH-R. Compared to the RAV4, the newcomer will arrive lower, narrower, and significantly shorter.
Under the hood, speculation points to a 140 HP 1.8 L four-cylinder paired to an efficient continuously-variable transmission. A hybrid option is also expected, teaming a meeker four-cylinder with an electric motor for a net 170 HP through the same CVT. Neither powertrain is likely to drink much fuel on weekend sojourns from the suburbs to the local Provincial Park.
The camouflaged Colorado vehicles appear consistent with those already on sale in Thailand, so we aren’t holding our breath for any big surprises. Prospective shoppers should, however, remember that trims and final details will likely change to suit North American market preferences and legislative requirements.
Production should be starting soon, likely at a new Toyota-Mazda plant being readied in the U.S.
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