The 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross facelift has just made its debut in Thailand. This comes 3 and a half years after the Corolla Cross first debuted in July 2020 and hardly a month after the pre-facelift model was introduced in Pakistan. The facelift features visual enhancements as well as equipment upgrades to make the 2024 Corolla Cross even more appealing to buyers. Not to mention Toyota Corolla Cross remains the bestselling vehicle in its segment in the Thai market.
To begin with, there is a redesigned fascia with full LED headlamps, and a smoother nose with an EV-inspired closed grille but with honeycomb perforations to let the air reach the radiator & engine bay. A pair of foglamps flank the horizontally slatted air intakes along the lower half of the revised bumper. Other exterior improvements include sequential indicators, a panoramic roof, a new set of alloy wheels, a revised LED tail light design, and a slightly tweaked rear bumper.
Inside, Toyota has eliminated the fairly antiquated foot-operated parking brake. The electronic parking brake system, which is now mounted in the center console, has taken its position. The interior layout is generally similar to the pre-facelift model, but a new fully digital instrument cluster freshens up the cabin, at least for higher-spec models.
Higher variants gain a 12.3-inch full-digital infotainment system, while all other variants get the 10.1-inch touchscreen unit that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are two upholstery options available for the Corolla Cross facelift: black or Dark Rose (red). LEDs are now used for all of the cabin illumination whereas wireless charging feature is available in higher trim levels.
There are 4 variants available with the Corolla Cross facelift comprising one ICE version and three hybrids. The 1.8L Sport Plus is priced at THB 999,000 (PKR 77.75 lac), HEV Premium at THB 1,094,000 (PKR 85.15 lac), HEV Premium Luxury at THB 1,204,000 (PKR 93.71 lac) and the HEV GR Sport at THB 1,254,000 (PKR 97.60 lac).
Engine options remain unchanged, in form 1.8L of a 2ZR-FBE unit with 140 hp/177 Nm for the ICE version that is for the base 1.8 Sport Plus variant, and the 1.8L 2ZR-FXE unit with 122 hp for the other three hybrid-powered variants comprised of 98 hp and 142 Nm from the Atkinson-cycle combustion engine and 72 hp/163 Nm from the electric drive motor.
2024 Toyota Corolla Cross facelift in Thailand
For active safety kit, the base 1.8 Sport Plus variant gains blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA), while the HEV Luxury variant gets the Toyota Safety Sense suite of systems comprised of pre-collision AEB, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control with stop and go, lane departure warning, lane tracing assist and auto high beam. The HEV Premium Luxury and HEV GR Sport gain parking support brake functionality. Further active safety equipment includes stability control, traction control, ABS, EBD, brake assist, hill start assist, tire pressure monitoring, and a passive safety kit with 7 airbags.
Following its launch in Thailand, the 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross facelift will begin reaching more ASEAN markets and other parts of the world. However, just like the pre-facelift Yaris, the pre-facelift Corolla Cross will continue to be on Toyota’s menu for Pakistan.
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