The all-new Toyota Cross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

NBT Brunei, the sole distributor of Toyota vehicles in the sultanate, recently launched an exclusive first-look of the all-new Toyota Cross, an SUV that is built for every lifestyle.

Reliable, Active and Versatile are the three cornerstones for the new Toyota vehicle, said NBT Brunei Managing Director Hj Ahmad Omar Hj Husin in a preview held at Mentiri Residence.

As the number one brand in the country for the past 39 years, Toyota Brunei has reached another milestone with the debut of its brand new SUV series which preview aimed at creating a thorough understanding and intimate view and experience of the brand new Cross.

The Cross is the latest member of the Japanese automaker’s ever-growing SUV market.

The all-new Toyota Cross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Exterior

Make your presence known with the all-new Cross. The SUV exudes presence with its active, bold and dynamic look – a sure-fire to stand out from the crowd.

The prominent double trapezoid grille at the most front part of the car wears the Toyota emblem proudly.

This striking appearance is further emphasised by the Toyota-first ‘light curtain’ effect on Daytime Running Light (DRL) and clearance lamp.

Moreover, viewed from the side, the SUV sports muscular curves on its front and rear fenders and its pronounced shoulders above the rear wheel arches underline the SUV’s robust character giving the Cross an aggressive appearance.

NBT Brunei Managing Director Hj Ahmad Omar Hj Husin giving a brief introduction on the all-new Toyota Cross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
The all-new Toyota Cross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

In terms of size, the all-new Toyota Cross slides right in between the subcompact C-HR and the Toyota RAV4.

During the launch, NBT introduced the beauty in stunning platinum white pearl colour. However, the SUV is also available in six colour options with Metal Stream, Celestite Gray, Red, Graphite and Attitude Black

Interior

Inside the cabin, the premium interior of the Cross has been designed to provide equal comfort and space whether you are sitting at the front or rear.

The SUV’s sculpted, supportive seats are perfectly contoured for long-distance comfort.

The all-new Toyota Cross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Its design features a unique silhouette with a sense of unity between the headrest and seat shoulder, and U-shaped section on the seat cushion

In addition to its exceptional comfort, the Cross provides an uncluttered and spacious cabin that invites passengers to savour the sense of luxury and focus on enjoying the ride.

The interior also stands out with spacious room with magnificent views and ample head clearance which distinctively outlines an easy entry and exit.

Another notable highlight is the minimalist central control design that features an intuitive seven-inch touch screen infotainment system where you can seamlessly transit from your mobile device to your car.

We were also impressed with the class-leading luggage space that claims 487L of storage volume, ensuring practical car usage that suits all scenarios and lifestyle. This also includes the convenient Power Back Door with Activated Kick Sensor for easy accessibility.

The all-new Toyota Cross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Technology and Safety

When it comes to technology, the new Cross has a wealth of innovation that provides every passenger with a peace of mind.

Underpinning the tagline of ‘The SUV for every lifestyle’, the all-new Toyota Cross comes equipped with innovative and safety functions which offers the ultimate confidence and maximum comfort in all journeys.

All variants come with all-around seven Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Airbags, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system, Electronic Brake Force, Vehicle Stability Control and Hill Start Assist, among others.

Performance

In terms of the performance, the all-new Toyota Cross is powered by a 1.8L in-line 16-valve DOHC (with Dual VVT-i) engine that is improved with friction reduction and optimal heat management achieves excellent fuel efficiency.

The all-new Toyota Cross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The crossover sits on the leading automotive Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform which is built around the Toyota’s DNA for quality, durability and reliability.

Moreover, the platform elevates the driving performance and comfort beyond expectations, the all-new Toyota Cross sports impressive handling with greater agility, stability and visibility.

Clad under its chassis is the new torsion-beam suspension that draws out a comfortable journey as every turn is cushioned through the use of large yet soft brushings in a geometric movement with a ride height of 161mm on the ground clearance showcasing on the agility on the SUV.

Overall, the TNGA platform with double-wishbone rear suspension gives the Cross optimal weight balance and a stronger vehicle body that ensures great agility on the road, a comfortable ride and superior performance.

If you are looking for a one-fit-for-all SUV to meet your transportation needs, the Toyota Cross is the definite choice.

Have a closer look at the latest SUV and book a test drive with the auto dealer and follow them on Instagram @toyotabrunei for further information.

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