We said in our previous story that the Toyota Corolla Cross, if and when Toyota Motor Philipines (TMP) does launch it here, could start at P1.3 million. Well, our source has now given us more specific figures, and it appears our initial prices are in the same ballpark.
According to our guy, the gasoline-powered Corolla Cross will supposedly sell for P1.285 million. Meanwhile, the hybrid variant—which we said could be priced at P2 million—will apparently have a much smaller price tag than expected at P1.65 million. That figure will make this, a compact crossover, only slightly more expensive than the hybrid Corolla Altis, a compact sedan.
We’ve been told that the PH-spec Corolla Cross will also come equipped with a host of safety features. A reversing camera will come as standard, while the Toyota Safety Sense package will be available with the hybrid, along with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert functions.
In addition, the gasoline variant will supposedly come with fabric seats, while the hybrid will be fitted with leather upholstery. The two variants will be equipped with bi-beam LED headlamps and halogen projector headlamps, respectively.
As far as colors go, there will supposedly be four options available: metallic gray (similar to the one in the photo below), black, gray, and white pearl. And just like with other Toyotas in our market, that last option is available for an additional P15,000.
The Corolla Cross will reportedly arrive in our market with both gasoline and hybrid powertrains. The former generates 138hp and 177Nm and is mated to a CVT, while the latter comprises a 1.8-liter mill combined with an electric motor to produce a total system output of 120hp, delivered to the wheels via an electric CVT.
We’ve received word, too, that the launch could well be in the fourth week of August. But as with everything that we’ve heard so far, these are merely speculations since TMP has yet to provide confirmation on anything. We’ll keep you posted, so watch this space.