美國版的Corolla Cross快出來了, 2.0公升自然進氣引擎, 169匹馬力, 沒有hybrid, 配CVT.
Base: L, $23,410;
這些都是FWD. 如果要AWD, 還要加價$1300美金.
Corolla Cross在美國上市箭在弦上, 即將開始
Under that raised cargo floor in AWD versions is a multilink rear suspension that replaces the front-driver's torsion-beam setup. Both versions enjoy similar handling, although the AWD model is slightly more buttoned-down in corners. Either way, the suspension tuning is more about tackling bumps than corners. Further eroding any driver engagement and fun are over-assisted steering and significant body roll.
A naturally aspirated 169-hp 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a CVT isn't much fun either, although a more powerful hybrid version is coming. Throttle response is lazy, the engine is buzzy in the upper rev range, and merging onto the highway requires a degree of patience. Shoppers wanting more power will find it in the much quicker, but pricier turbocharged versions of the Kona, CX-30, and Kia Seltos.