Just three months to go! Toyota's Corolla Cross SUV is on way to SA, and we can't wait

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The Corolla Cross will be launched during the fourth quarter of 2021.

It shares the same build platform as the original Corolla.

In 2021, the Corolla nameplate will sell 50-million units globally.

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Since its debut in November 1966, the Toyota Corolla has become a global icon while also solidifying its status as the world's best-selling car.

Set to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2021, local customers will be treated to yet another Corolla model in a first-ever SUV or Crossover body shape. It shares the same TNGA platform used in models like the Corolla, Prius and C-HR. It will slot in above the C-HR and below the RAV4 in the local line-up.

Though little information regarding the model is known, the exterior comprises elongated headlights, a trapezoidal radiator grille, and a broader lower bumper. Furthermore, the rear features elliptical taillights and customers will be able to customise their Cross SUV with a range of exterior accessory packages.

Enters new territory

2021 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV
2021 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV

Local customers will be able to choose a Corolla model that comes in three body shapes - hatchback, sedan and SUV - for the first time and continuing the rich legacy that has spanned over 12 generations.

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The Corolla is sold in over 150 countries and remains the top-selling model in many markets across the world, and in 2021, the famous nameplate will sell 50-million units globally.

Toyota South Africa will produce the new Corolla Cross at its Prospecton Plant in Durban. More details on local specifications and pricing will be made available closer to its launch in November.

2021 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV interior
2021 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV

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