Friday, July 10, 2020

2021 Toyota Corolla Cross: another useless huge grille.



This is really too bad.

The new SUV version of the Corolla could have looked like a cute small crossover, like the Honda HR-V.
Instead, Toyota chose to give it yet another disproportionate plasticky and aggressive-looking grille.
Which not only looks out of place but also ridiculous. Since most of it (as usual) is not even functional.

This is really a weird trend. Decades ago it looked like grilles were generally on their way out. which made cars much more modern looking. (For a while, even the Honda Accord got rid of its grille and even had pop up headlights!)

Now it looks like a competition for the largest grille. Which looks especially horrible on small raised hatchbacks like these...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks cheap AF

Anonymous said...

It's not necessarily the size, but the shape and design of the grille that bothers me. It looks so tacky and crude, like the designers didn't gave a crap.

Anonymous said...

Crappy photo. It makes the grille too pronounced. The vehicle looks great in other websites.
https://www.carscoops.com/2020/07/2021-toyota-corolla-cross-lands-in-thailand-and-is-bound-for-other-markets/#lg=1&slide=52

Chad Michael said...

No offense, but the more I see it, the more I go, "meh." It just looks like a current gen Hyundai Tucson was bred with the just released Highlander....

I vote NO/Pass

Doug said...

I think cars look better with grills vs no grills, but when you have giant non-functional "grills" like this, it just looks terrible.

Anonymous said...

You'd think by linking the name to the Corolla they'd also give it a little more visual similarity.. the previous generation RAV4 looked more like a Corolla than this does.