Is the Toyota Corolla Cross coming to Lexington, MA?
It’s completely reasonable for people to think that Lexington Toyota product experts have inside knowledge about new models that may be coming to the showroom. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. For instance, one of our teammates was speaking with a family member who is a real automotive enthusiast. That person came across an article about a potential new Toyota crossover SUV and asked, ‘Is the Toyota Corolla Cross coming to Lexington, MA?’ This certainly caught the member of our team off guard. They then shared the July 9 article from Autoblog with the rest of us. It certainly led to an interesting discussion. In fact, it was so interesting we thought it would helpful to share what we know with you.
The Toyota Corolla Cross vehicle that is described by the article’s author, Jonathon Ramsey, isn’t a completely unknown quantity. In fact, the Corolla Cross has been unveiled for purchase in foreign markets, including Thailand. Our team found some corroborating information on the automaker’s international media site. However, we don’t know if the Corolla Cross will eventually be available for sale or lease in the United States. Yet. There is nothing leading Ramsey or us to believe that it won’t be coming to America, we just don’t have any idea of when it will be available.
What could the Corolla Cross have to offer?
According to the information we were able to find through the international Toyota media site, the Corolla Cross is going to share the TNGA-C chassis platform with the existing Toyota C-HR. However, the current dimensions tell us that the Corolla Cross will make it slightly longer, wider and taller than the C-HR. Depending on the options a buyer was to choose, there may be up to 17 cubic-feet of cargo space behind the second row of seats. This also puts it in line with what the existing Toyota C-HR has to offer.
Unfortunately, we don’t know a whole lot about the performance specs we can expect to see with an eventual Americanized Toyota Corolla Cross. The model that is going on sale overseas will be available with gas and hybrid engine platforms. Both engine options are estimated to produce about 140 horsepower.
Be sure to check the Lexington Toyota Blog regularly for updates about the Toyota Corolla Cross or any new vehicle that could be coming to our showroom.