Toyota Corolla Cross was officially launched in Thailand on 9th July 2020 as a sub-compact crossover based on the 12th gen Corolla. Over the past 2 and a half years of presence in Thailand, the Corolla Cross has received fairly good feedback from consumers.
Sales throughout the year 2022 stood at 20,979 units with a market share of 30.8%, the Toyota Corolla Cross occupied the top position in the sub-compact crossover/ B-SUV segment in the Thai market. But even so, Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) is hungry for more since competitors like the new Honda HR-V are chasing after it, resulting in the launch of a new 1.8L Sport Plus variant to boost sales.
Now according to reports, TMT will launch a facelift version of the Corolla Cross to further cement its top position in its segment in the Thai market. The Corolla Cross already wears different iterations of fascia depending on the market where it is offered. The Thai facelift can even make use of those or will be a completely new version with aesthetic enhancements.
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In addition to looks, the updated Corolla Cross will also get improvements in equipment as well as powertrain options. The updated engine will offer better performance while reducing CO2 emissions. The Toyota Corolla Cross facelift is expected to be introduced in Thailand towards the latter half of this year.
In Pakistan, Indus Motor Company (IMC) revealed its plans to launch a locally assembled Corolla Cross hybrid in 2023, but with ongoing economic challenges this might not happen. Currently, the Corolla Cross in Pakistan is offered as a CBU import and is priced at PKR 1 crore 22.49 lac for the base Low–Grade, PKR 1 crore 30.99 lac for Mid-Grade, and PKR 1 crore 34.19 lac for the Premium High-Grade variant. However, bookings of the imported Toyota Corolla Cross are on hold due to import restrictions imposed by the government on CBU cars.
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