Toyota isn't showing any signs of slowing down, particularly with their crossover onslaught. As we reported earlier, the Corolla-based crossover is coming soon and was spied recently. A version of it might even be called the BZ, and now, there's more information coming in.
If leaked documents are to be believed, specs for the high-riding Corolla might have just popped up online. Detailed in the said document are its variants, powertrain, and even its equipment list. This is, by far, the most information available for the Corolla crossover. So what does it have to offer?
For trim levels, there will be four available according to the file. It starts with the 1.8 Sport, Hybrid Smart, Hybrid Premium, and Hybrid Premium Safety. If confirmed, that means Toyota offers both standard and gas-electric powertrains for the crossover. That 1.8-liter engine is of particular interest. Even if there are no figures listed in the sheet, it's likely to use the 2ZR-FE engine and it's good for 136 PS and 207 Nm of torque. No manual transmissions were listed, so it's possible that all variants will come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
But what about the hybrid? After all, it comprises three-fourths of the range. That one could share the same engine as the C-HR Hybrid. Should that be the case, it might use the same engine found in the Corolla Altis Hybrid. Based on its spec sheet, the hybridized Corolla crossover could put out 121 PS and 142 Nm of torque. Curiously, there is no mention of all-wheel drive.
On to standard equipment and the base Sport comes with Apple CarPlay, internet connectivity options, rear camera, automatic climate control, and 17-inch alloys. Move up to the Hybrid Smart and it gains, well, that hybrid powertrain and LED projector headlights. Up next, the Hybrid Premium adds a power tailgate with hands-free opening and closing, power seats at the front, blind-spot monitoring, and even rear cross-traffic alert.
Topping the range is the Hybrid Premium Safety and that comes with Toyota Safety Sense. On top of all the standard kit fitted to the Hybrid Premium, the highest variant of the Corolla crossover has Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam, Pre-Collision Warning, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Lane Tracing assist, just like the ones fitted to the Corolla Altis Hybrid.
Of course, all this will be confirmed once the car is revealed. Reports say that it will make its premiere next month and it has even been suggested that it will be shown at the Bangkok Motor Show on July 15.