Indus Motor Company (IMC) is in process of introducing the Toyota Corolla Cross hybrid in Pakistan. The company intends to pit it against the likes of Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Proton X70 as revealed earlier this year.
Now a fresh batch of 40 CBU Corolla Cross units has arrived at the Karachi port which will probably be used for launching & display purposes. The Toyota Corolla Cross hybrid will initially be launched as CBU however depending on its success IMC will proceed to assemble the vehicle locally.
First ever sneak peek of All New Toyota Corolla Cross PAKISTAN.
As per sources, 40 units of brand new Corolla CROSS have arrived at KHI port imported by Toyota Indus Motors Company.
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Posted by All New Toyota Corolla on Friday, December 25, 2020
Under the hood, the Corolla Cross hybrid gets 1.8L 2ZR-FXE engine that’s capable of churning out 98 hp of power and 142 Nm of torque. There is a 600-volt electric motor supplementing the setup with 72 hp and 163 Nm. More details on Toyota Corolla Cross can be read here.
In recent years, crossover SUVs have become much more attractive for automakers as more & more of these vehicles are being introduced compared to conventional sedans & hatchbacks. With Corolla Cross, IMC wants to ride in the bandwagon to taste the same sort of success which the likes of Kia Sportage are experiencing lately.
Although official prices are yet to be disclosed by the company, as per sources it’s going to be around PKR 8.5 million. However the speculated prices are way more than the fully loaded Kia Sportage (PKR 5.39m), Hyundai Tucson (PKR 5.59m) & Proton X70 (PKR 5.39m).
In this price, how well the Toyota Corolla Cross is going to be received by the consumers, we will have to wait to find out. The car is expected to be officially introduced in the market within a couple of week’s time. What are your expectations with IMC’s latest offering? Let us know with your comments.
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