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In Toyota Corolla Cross version 2023, the Japanese automaker mainly upgraded features and added technology. Meanwhile, in terms of appearance, vehicle structure as well as engine will remain the same as its predecessor. However, that is probably enough to help the Toyota model continue to assert its position against big rivals like KIA Seltos or Hyundai Creta.
The SUV segment is currently the most fiercely competitive market in the auto industry, especially in Vietnam. Possessing a compact design, competitive price and high practicality, the Toyota Corolla Cross is considered a smart step in Toyota’s small SUV segment, competing fairly with other rivals such as KIA Seltos. , Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-30, Peugeot 2008 or latest Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Creta.
In 2021, total sales of Toyota Corolla Cross reached 18,411 units, surpassing even KIA Seltos with 16,122 vehicles to lead the segment. By the end of November 2022, Toyota Corolla Cross also made a great impression when it reached 18,994 vehicles to Vietnamese customers.
And to continue affirming its dominant position in the urban B-SUV segment in Vietnam, the Japanese automaker has recently added an upgraded version to the Toyota Corolla Cross 2023 with some slight improvements. Let’s evaluate the Toyota Corolla Cross version 2023 to see if these upgrades are worth the experience?.
Review Toyota Corolla Cross 2023: About the price
The launch of a new upgraded version, Toyota Corolla Cross 2023, will also be adjusted to the price with an increase of 9 – 19 million. Specifically, the selling price of Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8G version has increased by 9 million VND, from 746 million VND to 755 million VND. Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8V version increased by 14 million VND, from 846 million VND to 860 million VND. The highest increase of 19 million VND is the hybrid version of Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8HV, priced from 936 million VND to 955 million VND.
Thus, with all 3 versions of Toyota Corolla Cross 2023 simultaneously increasing the selling price in Vietnam, this model has firmly maintained its position as the most expensive car in the segment as it is currently. Since its launch, the selling price of Toyota Corolla Cross versions 1.8G, 1.8V and 1.8HV has increased by 35, 40 and 45 million dong, respectively.
Review Toyota Corolla Cross 2023: About design
As mentioned, in the 2023 version, Toyota Corolla Cross only slightly upgraded in terms of equipment and technology, so the exterior design has not changed.
Accordingly, the Toyota Corolla Cross 2023 still has a dynamic and somewhat mature design, aimed at middle-aged users who prefer a strong high-ground car and a typical “durable” appearance of the Japanese brand.
Overall, the exterior of the Corolla Cross has the main highlight of the front and rear light clusters. At the front, the positioning LED strip stretches to the sides of the body to help the front of the car look stronger and more masculine. The LED taillights are also shaped similarly to help the tail more superficial. If you look at it, you can see that the rear of the Corolla Cross has a design similar to some SUVs from the Lexus brand.
Comes with 18-inch alloy wheels or rearview mirror that automatically tilts when reversing, etc. is also a highlight to help the car’s exterior become more attractive.
Review Toyota Corolla Cross 2023: About the interior
The interior and exterior design of the Corolla Cross is maintained by Toyota’s minimalist philosophy and focuses on basic use values. Accordingly, the cabin compartment is arranged simply and intuitively, accompanied by a tablo panel with neat lines and the main highlight is the separate infotainment screen above. Along with that, the air conditioner setting button cluster is also made simple and easy to use.
The cabin is also the place where the upgrades of the 2023 Corolla Cross version are most clearly shown. Specifically, in the 2023 version, the car is upgraded with the smartphone connection feature from wired to wireless on all versions. . The G version has replaced the entertainment screen from 7 inches to 9 inches. While the two high versions, including V and HEV, are now added with a hands-free trunk opening feature.
In addition to the above upgrades, the remaining equipment and features on the Toyota Corolla Cross remain the same as its predecessor. Other outstanding features in the interior of the Corolla Cross can be mentioned such as a sunroof, 2-zone automatic air conditioning, electric driver’s seat, auxiliary air vents in the rear seats, digital instrument panel, mirrors. Automatic anti-glare…
All seats on the car are also covered with standard leather to bring a smooth experience to the user. Besides, the back seat of the Corolla Cross also has enough space for 2 adults to use.
In the same segment, the Toyota Corolla Cross is only disadvantaged than the most advanced Honda HR-V when there is no automatic brake hold, gearshift paddles on the steering wheel…
About the engine – Safety
Focusing mainly on equipment and technology upgrades, the Toyota Corolla Cross 2023 engine has not changed. All three versions are equipped with 1.8L I4 engine, front-wheel drive, producing 138 horsepower, maximum torque of 172 Nm. Particularly, the 1.8HV hybrid version will combine a 1.8 gasoline engine with a capacity of 97 horsepower, maximum torque of 142 Nm and an electric motor with a capacity of 71 horsepower and torque of 163 Nm. Stepless automatic transmission is equipped on all three versions.
With the hybrid powertrain in the 1.8HV version, the Japanese model offers smooth and flexible operation. In addition, the low fuel consumption of the hybrid is also a big plus for Toyota Corolla Cross to compete with rivals.
Regarding the safety equipment of the car, the 1.8G version is equipped with standard safety systems such as 7 airbags, anti-lock braking, electronic brake force distribution, emergency brake force support, electric balance. engine, traction control, hill start, tire pressure sensor. The two high-end versions V and HV will have the Toyota Safety Sense package, including pre-collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist,