Just when you thought there wasn’t room in Toyota’s broad lineup of SUVs and crossovers, the team is getting a new member.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross will be slotted between the subcompact Toyota C-HR and the popular Toyota RAV4.
The latest extension of the Corolla family will be available with a single engine option and the availability of front- or all-wheel drive. Like most Toyota models, it will come standard with a long list of safety and driver assistance technologies.
According to Toyota, the Corolla is the top-selling passenger car of all time, with 44.1 million sold in the 50 years between its 1966 debut and 2016.
However, buyers’ tastes are changing, and sales of sedans and hatchbacks such as the 2021 Toyota Corolla are in steep decline.
Toyota’s solution: Apply the Corolla name to the fast-growing subcompact SUV segment with the all-new Corolla Cross. It debuted in international markets last year and arrives in the U.S. later this year.