2023 Toyota Corolla Cross GR Sport launched at RM142k – best looking C-Segment SUV?
Looking for a sportier-looking Corolla Cross? Take a look at this 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 GR Sport. The exterior as well as the interior has been given the proper GR treatment in terms of look and feel.
Overall it is rather striking and does put it in contention as the best looking C-segment SUV on sale in Malaysia today, especially when seen in person.
The facade has been enhanced with the two-tone package that also features blacked-out side mirrors, roof, rear spoiler, and radiator grille paired with a new set of LED rear lamps, rear bumper garnish and diffuser, and to round it all off, a lovely set of 18-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels.
Unlike some other markets in Southeast Asia, Toyota hasn’t given the GR Sport treatment to the Corolla Cross Hybrid. Instead, for Malaysia, this is based on the 1.8V variant, meaning that this has the naturally aspirated 2ZR-FE four-cylinder with 139PS and 172Nm of torque.
Transmitting that drive to the front wheels, as usual, is a CVT gearbox from the Japanese brand. However, Toyota also says that the front and rear suspension components have been ‘sports-tuned’ with added bracing for added rigidity.
The insides come with a black interior with red stitching that can be found on its leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear shifter, and leather seat covers along with some GR logos on the push-start button, front seat headrests, and carpet mats.
The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 GR Sport is priced at RM142,000 and customers can choose from three different two-tone colour options – Platinum White Pearl, Red Mica Metallic, and Nebula Blue.