Toyota Corolla Cross GR Sport Revealed for Taiwan
Toyota has revealed the Corolla Cross GR Sport for the Taiwanese market after launching Gazoo Racing-branded vehicles in Thailand and Indonesia. The Corolla Cross GR Sport is aesthetically different from the regular ones released in international markets.
The Corolla Cross GR Sport for Taiwan gets a unique front fascia featuring a different bumper design with a more prominent under-guard, while fog lamps have been moved higher up and placed within blacked-out trim pieces. The lower intake also gets a new mesh design that is replicated on the main black grille. The Corolla Cross GR Sport also gets redesigned rocker panels and a rear under-guard which is more rugged in appearance, along with a dual-tone paint scheme.
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Inside, the interior gets a dedicated boot screen for the 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, plus there is GR branding on engine start button, seats headrests as well as outside on the tailgate. However its not just about the visual enhancements, the Corolla Cross GR Sport in Taiwan also comes with sports suspension and a chassis reinforcement brace.
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There are two engine options available. First is a 2ZR-FE 1.8L naturally-aspirated petrol unit with 140 hp and 172 Nm of torque, with power sent to the front wheels via a Super CVT-i gearbox. The second is a hybrid setup with a 2ZR-FXE 1.8L (98 hp and 142 Nm), an electric motor (72 hp and 163 Nm), and nickel–metal hydride battery delivering total system output of 122 hp. Power in this guise is sent to the front wheels via an E-CVT gearbox.
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The petrol variant is priced at TWD 875,000 (PKR 52.96 lac), while the hybrid is available for TWD 945,000 (PKR 57.20 lac). Standard features for both variants include 18-inch alloy wheels, projector headlamps, key-less entry and start, a 4.2-inch multi-info cluster display (7-inch unit in hybrid variant), Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite, 7 airbags and 360-degree view monitor.