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As Australian’s taste in cars has shifted, so too has the humble Toyota Corolla – evolving into a compact SUV with an impressive hybrid output. Meet the new Corolla Cross.
For decades the Corolla has been one of the most loved nameplates on the market.
But the SUV-surge has eroded the popular small car’s appeal, with buyers instead gravitating to one of the many small crossovers that provide a higher-riding alternative. In fact, 53.1 per cent of new cars sold in 2022 were SUVs.
Cue the arrival of the Corolla Cross.
While it borrows the familiar moniker, the Corolla Cross has little in common with the traditional Corolla other than its length and width.
Sitting alongside the C-HR that also fits into the small SUV category, the five-door, five-seat Corolla Cross has more conservative styling and a broader model range.
After taking the new Corolla Cross for a drive, it mounts a solid case in the compact SUV market while leveraging the longevity of the familiar Corolla nameplate but in a higher-riding body. What it lacks in design flair it makes up for with solid driving credentials and a refreshingly efficient hybrid drivetrain.