Japanese automaker Toyota has today released a new teaser of the new mid-size SUV Frontlander. It looks similar to the Corolla Cross SUV launched in the global market. It is reported that the company will first launch it in the Chinese market, after which it will be introduced in other markets as well.
The new SUV will position itself below the RAV4 model, which is being jointly produced by Toyota and Chinese brand GAC. The joint venture already sells models such as the Crown Clugger and Wildlander. In this teaser image, there is a slight glimpse of the SUV from the side profile to the roof line.
The frontlander SUV shares almost everything with the Corolla Cross which is currently available for sale in Japan. The side profiles of the Frontlander and the Corolla Cross SUV are almost identical, but the headlamps, front grille and bumper have been tweaked a bit, making it a bit different from the Corolla Cross.
The frontlander is built on Toyota’s (TNGA) modular platform that is globally renowned for its wide range of sedans and SUVs. In this, the company has used a petrol engine with hybrid technology of 1.8 liters capacity. It is believed that all its variants will use All Wheel Drive (AWD).
Will it be launched in India?
It is expected that only the left-hand drive model of the Frontlander will be offered, while the right-hand drive Corolla Cross is being sold in markets like Thailand. In such a situation, there is no news of this SUV coming to India. Instead, Toyota may introduce the RAV4 SUV in India, which has also been spotted testing on different occasions.