Range Expansion & Enhancements for the Toyota Corolla Cross Family

Following the introduction of the Corolla Cross GR Sport in 2022, its Hybrid sibling is the latest model to receive the GR-S touch. The GR-S package brings sharpened aesthetics to the ever-popular (and chart topping) Corolla Cross crossover, while under-the-skin fettling delivers improved driving dynamics. The Hybrid model remains in strong demand, with consumers recognizing the benefits of Toyota’s acclaimed hybrid system; refinement, smooth acceleration, fuel economy and near-silent EV mode operation.

Exterior Design

Outside, the GR-S model sets itself apart from the rest of the range with bespoke exterior styling. These include a revised front grille design finished in gloss black, gloss black lower apron with the signature ‘GR Mesh’, vertical air ducts which incorporate compact fog lamp units, strong horizontal cross bar and large Toyota insignia.

In profile, the Corolla Cross GR-S features black exterior mirrors paired with a black roof and black roof rails to craft a sporty bi-tone design. The rear employs a black roof spoiler, black tailgate trim and blacked-out rear diffuser as well as a GR badge affixed to the rear.

Three exterior colours are offered, which match the GR brand colours: Arizona Red Bi-Tone, Chromium Silver Bi-Tone and Glacier White Bi-Tone.

Interior Design

Inside, the Corolla Cross GR-S features black leather trim throughout with GR embossing on the front headrests, red contrast stitching and red perforation, red accent stripe on the instrument panel and piano black surface detailing, and a chunky 3-spoke steering wheel with red stitching and piano black inserts.

Specification Changes & Enhancements

The convenience specification on the Xi and Xs Corolla Cross models (both Petrol and Hybrid variants) have been increased – in line with customer feedback. Outside, the Xi models receive an upgrade to LED headlamps (previously Halogen), hybrid models get blue headlamp inserts conveying their hybrid credentials. Inside, the said model grade gets an 8-inch touch display audio system with 6-speakers, a reverse camera, a revised speedometer design and a full 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display (MID). The xS models get a front armrest added with cup holder functionality.

Specification & Features

Using the Xr grade as a base, the standard specification for the GR-S model includes: keyless entry, power-adjustable and auto-retractable exterior mirrors, all-round one-touch power windows, LED lighting units, Cruise Control, TFT Multi-Information Display (MID), dual-zone climate control, reverse camera, Park Distance Control (PDC), rain-sensing wipers, LED interior Illumination and a touchscreen infotainment system with CarPlay/Android Auto and USB ports.

Model Line-up & Pricing

Corolla Cross 1.8 Xi CVT                             – R 381 200

Corolla Cross 1.8 XS CVT                           – R 414 300

Corolla Cross 1.8 XR CVT                           – R 451 300

Corolla Cross 1.8 XS HEV                           – R 442 800

Corolla Cross 1.8 XR HEV                           – R 480 200

Corolla Cross 1.8 CVT GR-S                        – R 466 800

Corolla Cross 1.8 HEV GR-S                     – R 495 200

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