Fueling Excitement: Toyota Corolla Cross Non-Hybrid Introduced

Fueling Excitement: Toyota Corolla Cross Non-Hybrid Introduced

Toyota Pakistan has silently launched the petrol variant of Corolla Cross. This non-hybrid Corolla Cross has been introduced at a lower price, which is expected to stir up competition in the 80-90 lakh price bracket. With its competitive pricing strategy, it aims to appeal to a wider audience. Now, what is the Corolla Cross non-hybrid price in Pakistan, specs, and features? We will see them here.

Let’s start with the variants!

Corolla Cross Petrol Variants

Alright, let’s talk about the new Toyota Corolla Cross non-hybrid. It comes in two variants:

  • Corolla Cross 1.8 (Base)
  • Corolla Cross 1.8X (Top of the line)

Now, you might be wondering, what’s the deal with these versions? Well, let’s break it down in simpler terms. We’ll take a closer look at what makes each one tick, so you can decide which suits your style better.


Toyota Corolla Cross non-hybrid Engine and Performance

The new Corolla Cross boasts a 1.8-liter petrol engine, churning out around 138 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque. With the Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), you’ll experience a smooth and effortless drive, as it seamlessly adjusts gear ratios for optimal performance. Let’s explore further details.

Engine SpecsCorolla Cross 1.8Corolla Cross 1.8X
Engine Type2ZR-FE (Gasoline)2ZR-FE (Gasoline)
Power103 kW or 138 hp @6400 rpm103 kW or 138 hp @6400 rpm
Torque172 N.m @4000 rpm172 N.m @4000 rpm

Body Specifications

The exterior of the non-hybrid Corolla Cross remains largely unchanged, keeping its familiar design intact. In comparison to its non-hybrid counterpart, the fuel tank capacity of the Corolla Cross has actually increased. This enhancement was rather expected. As for other specifications, they remain consistent with previous models.

SpecsCorolla Cross 1.8Corolla Cross 1.8X
L x W x H4460 x 1825 x 1620 (mm)4460 x 1825 x 1620 (mm)
Wheelbase2640 mm2640 mm
Ground Clearance161 mm161 mm
Fuel Tank capacity47L47L
Tyre size215/60/R17215/60/R17
ColorsRed Mica Metallic, Super White,
Attitude Black, Celestite Grey,
Dark Blue Mica Metallic, and
Metal Stream Metallic
Red Mica Metallic, Super White,
Attitude Black, Celestite Grey,
Dark Blue Mica Metallic, and
Metal Stream Metallic

Comfort Features

I’m sure many of you are curious about the disparities between the two petrol variants of the Corolla Cross. So, let’s compare the comfort features of both models to see what sets them apart, especially what features might be lacking in the base variant. Let’s explore!

FeaturesCorolla Cross 1.8Corolla Cross 1.8X
Air ConditionerSingle Zone Auto Climate ControlDual Zone Auto Climate Control
Rear AC VentsNoYes
Multi Info Display (MID)4.2-Inch4.2-Inch
Starting SystemSmart + Push StartSmart + Push Start
Wireless Door LockSmart EntrySmart Entry
Steering Material3-Spoke Urethane3-Spoke Leather
Cruise ControlNoYes
Infotainment System7-Inch Display9-Inch Display
Infotainment InputsBluetooth, USB, MIC, WiFi Ready,
Wireless Apple* Carplay & Android Auto* Support
Bluetooth, USB, MIC, WiFi Ready,
Wireless Apple* Carplay & Android Auto* Support
Rear Camera DisplayYesYes
Accessory ConnectorNo2 (Type-C Fast)
Seat MaterialFabricLeather
Front Seat AdjustmentManualElectrically Adjusted Driver Seat (Slide, Recline & Vertical)
Manually Adjusted Passenger Seats
Center ConsolePVC + SlideFabric + Resin
Seat PocketNoPassenger Only
Fog LampNoYes
Room LampDomePersonal
Glove Box LampNoYes
HeadlampHalogenBi-Beam LED
Rear Combination LampHalogenLED
Front GrilleMaterial BlackPainted Black

Safety Features

We’ve already spotted numerous variations in the comfort features between the two variants. Now, let’s turn our attention to the safety levels of the Corolla Cross 1.8 and 1.8X. Let’s see how they stack up in terms of safety.

FeaturesCorolla Cross 1.8Corolla Cross 1.8X
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)YesYes
Emergency Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Emergency Brake SignalYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
Clearance Sonar24
Airbags (x7)YesYes

Toyota Corolla Cross non-hybrid Price in Pakistan

The price of Corolla Cross Petrol starts from Rs.8,199,000 and that goes up to Rs.8,899,000. 

Petrol / Non-Hybrid VariantPrice (PKR)
Corolla Cross 1.8 (Base)Rs.8,199,000
Corolla Cross 1.8X (Top of the line)Rs.8,899,000

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Booking and Delivery Information

Ready to get your hands on the new Corolla Cross? Well, mark your calendars because booking starts on March 23, 2024. Toyota wants to make sure everyone’s excited, so they’re asking for full payment if you book in April or May 2024. Don’t worry if you’re planning ahead – you can reserve your spot for the later months with just Rs.300,000.

Now, here’s the fun part – as per various sources, deliveries are set to kick off on April 15, 2024. Keep in mind, the delivery date hinges on the details outlined in the provisional booking order form (PBO). 

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Competitors of New Toyota Corolla Cross

The non-hybrid Corolla Cross will encounter strong competition from Honda HR-V, KIA Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, and newcomers like MG HS Essence and Changan Oshan X7. In Pakistan’s compact crossover SUV market, where the price range is 70 to 90 lakhs, competition is intense. While some competitors may offer slightly better features and larger bodies, the Toyota brand name carries weight. It’ll be interesting to see how the non-hybrid Corolla Cross performs in the local market.

Final Verdict

In summary, this introduction marks an exciting milestone. With the launch of the Corolla Cross non-hybrid variant, competition within the SUV market has intensified. With an array of options available to customers, this heightened competition is likely to offer more choices and value for consumers.

Would you buy the Petrol variant of Corolla Cross or go for the Hybrid one? Tell us in the comment section below.

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