• The new Toyota Corolla Cross will launch in South Africa in November 2021.
• The five-model line-up will include two hybrid models.
• We work out an estimated monthly instalment on the more affordable Corolla Cross Hybrid.
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Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is ready for a new chapter in its history as the new Corolla Cross rolled off its Prospecton production line in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. The Cross joins the existing models in the Corolla family - that being the Corolla Sedan, Corolla Hatch, and Corolla Quest. The latter is based on the 11th generation Corolla sedan and acts as the entry point to the Corolla line-up.
But it is the Cross that should undoubtedly be the new star of the 'Corolla Show' with what it promises to bring to the table. With a 4 460mm length, 1 825mm width, and 1 620mm height, the Corolla Cross has all the makings of a crossover, which is exactly what the modern buyer prefers. Toyota recognised this trend taking flight across the globe, which is why it was a no-brainer to expand the Corolla offering with the Cross.
The Corolla Cross also boasts a 161mm ground clearance, which should give it some credibility when going on tame gravel.
The monthly cost
One of the most impressive aspects of the Corolla Cross is its aggressive pricing (see line-up pricing below). Retailing between R349 900 and R448 300, the range is powered by the same naturally aspirated 1.8-litre petrol engine, but there are two hybrid models on offer.
In an official report on the Corolla Cross Hybrid, Toyota South Africa Motors said: "For the Toyota customer, hybrid technology has the obvious benefits of lower emissions and significantly reduced fuel consumption while reinforcing the overall driving performance. For TSAM, the introduction of the low-emission Corolla Cross in hybrid guise is significant in that it's integral to the company's roadmap towards Carbon Neutrality."
The Corolla Cross 1.8 Hybrid Xs is the most affordable hybrid in South Africa, coming in at R413 000. Toyota is particularly excited about this model's prospects in the local market, given that it merges several aspects - crossover, affordability, green mobility - in one package. But what will it cost prospective buyers per month?
With a 0% deposit, R0 trade-in, and 10% interest rate, the estimated monthly instalment is R8 775 over 60 months. If buyers add a deposit and/or trade-in to the finance application, the monthly estimate could be influenced positively. It must be noted, however, that your finance provider must confirm the estimated costs. Wheels24 is not a finance provider and can't guarantee that the projected estimates are 100% accurate.
You could also use the Autotrader finance calculator here.
A price basket for the parts on the new Corolla Cross will be made available soon. We will report on it once the data becomes available.
- Corolla Cross 1.8 Xi - R 349 900
- Corolla Cross 1.8 Xs - R 390 100
- Corolla Cross 1.8 Hybrid Xs - R 413 000
- Corolla Cross 1.8 Xr - R 425 400
- Corolla Cross 1.8 Hybrid Xr - R 448 300