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The legendary Toyota Corolla nameplate gets a new addition in the way of a new crossover model, called the Corolla Cross. Based on Toyota’s TNGA modular platform, the Corolla Cross will share a lot of body panels with the upcoming Suzuki ACross.

Now, the Corolla Cross does get the usual crossover treatment, consisting of black cladding on the bumpers, fenders, and side skirts. But it does not look overstyled in any manner. Inside, the Corolla Cross features a neatly set up dashboard with a bronze theme and a large infotainment system.

Under the hood, the Corolla Cross gets a 138 bhp, 1.8-litre petrol engine in its regular version and a 98 bhp, 1.8-litre, Atkinson cycle engine coupled with a 97 bhp electric motor in its hybrid variant. The hybrid motor will be paired to an e-CVT gearbox exclusively, while the regular petrol engine gets a regular CVT.

With how popular crossovers and SUVs are, we’re hoping Toyota considers bringing the Corolla Cross to our market.