The new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid will hit the market later this year, offering more power and better fuel economy than its gasoline sibling.
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The vehicle is estimated by the manufacturer at 6.4 L/100 km. Natural Resources Canada has yet to post its official rating, but the number should be similar. For the record, the non-hybrid 2022 Corolla Cross achieves a combined 7.3 L/100 km in FWD configuration and 7.8 L/100 km with AWD.
In terms of performance, output is increased to 194 horsepower, allowing the Corolla Cross Hybrid to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 8.2 seconds – slightly quicker than the 169-horsepower gas variant. Engine displacement and battery capacity are not specified at this time, however.
Distinctive Looks and Features
The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid stands out with a revised front grille that features black trim around the Toyota logo, plus a “Hybrid” badge in the rear. Overall, it looks pretty much the same as the regular Corolla Cross.
Inside, look for a new multimedia system with an intelligent voice-activated assistant, over-the-air updates, dual Bluetooth connectivity and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 comes standard, too.
The lineup includes two new grades: SE and XSE. The former boasts 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-inch touchscreen and LED lighting at both ends, while the latter gets 18-inch wheels, premium headlights, Softex-trimmed seats and more. All models feature AWD.
Pricing for the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid will be announced later. The 2022 model starts at $27,279 including freight and PDI.