Sporty & Efficient: Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Heads to Dealers This SummerBlog Apr 6th, 2023
TORONTO, Ontario (April 6th, 2023) – The Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid’s efficiency not only helps further Toyota’s commitment to a carbon neutral future, but it does so in style. Value-priced and packed with features not typically found in a small crossover, Corolla Cross hits the sweet spot with the engaging driving experience of a small car and the functionality of a larger crossover. Arriving in dealerships this June, Corolla Cross Hybrid will have a starting MSRP of $33,985.
The all-new Corolla Cross Hybrid is sporty by nature, representing the perfect next step for this model line. From a design perspective, it offers an approachable exterior as well as a higher line-of-sight thanks to the revised TNGA-C platform. For all Sport grades, the Corolla Cross Hybrid offers eye-catching details that set it apart from its gas sibling, such as unique front and rear styling. There’s even available two-toned paint and 18-inch alloy wheels… with sporty looks that are destined to standout.
The 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid, along with the gas model that launched in the 2022 model year, will be assembled in the U.S. at the brand-new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama. As part of Toyota’s diverse approach to its carbon neutrality goal, Corolla Cross Hybrid is yet another vehicle that supports the “beyond zero” effort. Beyond Zero represents Toyota’s vision to reach beyond zero emissions through our products, services, and operations that make a net positive impact on our planet and society. It’s no coincidence that Toyota offers the widest range of zero and low-emission powertrains in the market. This provides customers a way in which they can reduce carbon as much as possible while still meeting their current lifestyle and mobility needs.
Toyota is committed to helping reduce carbon emissions by giving customers 15 electrified vehicles to choose from, including 11 hybrid models, two plug-in hybrid models, the all-electric bZ4X battery electric vehicle, and the zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric Mirai.
Performance and Efficiency
The Corolla Cross Hybrid is fun to drive. Available exclusively in all-wheel drive (AWD), the TNGA-C platform and hybrid powertrain combo enables the Corolla Cross Hybrid to achieve high-quality performance and efficiency, while also providing a comfortable ride with outstanding spaciousness.
With the new Fifth Generation Toyota Hybrid System under the hood, coupled with the Electronic All-Wheel Drive system that’s new to the Corolla nameplate, the new Corolla Cross Hybrid offers increased power and impressive NRCan-estimated fuel-consumption ratings. With 196 horsepower and an 8.2 second 0-100 km/h time, the Corolla Cross Hybrid is fun to drive. It also has an impressive NRCan-estimated combined fuel consumption of just 5.6 L/100 km for all grades. The Corolla Cross Hybrid is equipped with a new Lithium-Ion battery, which is more compact and lighter without compromising on power. Additionally, the cooling paths have been optimized to reduce cabin fan noise. Even better – the battery that powers the Fifth-Generation Hybrid System is located under the rear seats, further maximizing cargo capacity and giving a nice, low centre of gravity.
Grade by Grade
In Canada, the 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid will be available in two new grades: SE and XSE. The SE grade comes standard with 17-inch Alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen, a sport-tuned suspension, LED headlamps, smart key access, privacy glass, roof rails and paddle shifters. Convenience features include Blind-Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). A heated leather wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats are also standard in Canada. When moving up to the XSE grade, the Corolla Cross Hybrid’s sportiest offering builds on the features of the SE and gains standard 18-inch Alloy wheels, premium LED head lamps, taillamps and fog lamps, Softex®-trimmed seats, a 10-way power driver’s seat, a 7-inch Multi-Information Display, dual zone automatic A/C, a power back door, and a power moonroof.
The 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid will be available with special two-tone combinations (extra cost colours): Sonic Silver / Black Roof, Barcelona Red / Black Roof, Blue Crush / Black Roof and Acidic Blast/ Black Roof (all-new colour). Additionally, all grades of Corolla Cross Hybrid will be available in:
- Jet Black Mica
- Wind Chill Pearl (extra-colour cost)
Inside, Corolla Cross’ spacious interior offers many of the same desirable features as its sedan and hatchback siblings. On XSE grade, the all-new model is outfitted with a power moonroof, as well as either single- or dual-zone automatic climate control, with all grades featuring standard heating and air conditioning vents for rear seat passengers.
For interior colour options, the 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid is offered in fabric-trimmed seats in Black for the SE grade and SofTex®-trimmed seats in Black for the XSE grade.
Standard Across All Grades: Toyota Multimedia System
Standard across all Corolla Cross grades for 2023 is the new Toyota Multimedia System, with Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and added USB-C charge ports to keep all your devices ready for action.
Thanks to the Toyota Multimedia system, designed and engineered by Toyota’s Connected Technologies team, Corolla Cross drivers will be at the ready thanks to a wide range of enhanced connectivity and convenience features, including Over-the-Air (OTA) update capability. Users can interact with the system through intuitive touch and voice activation controls. With the available Connected Service Drive Connect trial or subscription, drivers and passengers have access to Intelligent Assistant, Cloud Navigation and Destination Assist. With Intelligent Assistant, simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” awaken the system for voice activated commands to search for directions, find Points of Interest (POI), adjust audio controls, change the cabin temperatures and more. Cloud Navigation, the available onboard navigation solution, utilizes the cloud to download the latest available map, traffic and routing information. To ensure users have the most up-to-date search capabilities, POI search is provided by Google® Points-of-Interest data. Destination Assist also gives access to 24/7 live agent assistance to locate the next destination.
The new Toyota Multimedia system allows for dual Bluetooth® phone connectivity, with support for standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.
Standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0
In addition to collision protection provided by the TNGA-C platform, all 2023 Corolla Cross models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, Toyota’s suite of active safety systems, which includes enhancements made possible by system sensors with improved detection capability. This suite of safety features includes:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) is designed to help detect a vehicle or pedestrian and provide an audio/visual forward-collision warning under certain circumstances. If you don’t react, the system is designed to provide automatic emergency braking. Depending on the system, a bicyclist and motorcyclist may also be detected in certain circumstances.
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
When white/yellow lane markings or certain road-edge boundary lines are detected at speeds within the system’s operating range, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) * is designed to issue an audio/visual lane departure warning if an inadvertent lane departure is detected. If the driver does not take corrective action, the system is also designed to provide gentle corrective steering for lane-keeping assistance.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Intended for highway use, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and Full-Speed Range DRCC are adaptive cruise control systems that are designed to be set at speeds above 20 mph and use vehicle-to-vehicle distance control to help maintain a preset distance from the vehicle ahead of you.
- Lane Tracing Assist
When Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) is enabled and lane markers are visible, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) uses the lines on the road and/or preceding vehicles to provide active driving assistance and help keep the vehicle centered and in its lane.
- Road Sign Assist
Using an intelligent camera, Road Sign Assist (RSA) is designed to detect speed limit signs, stop signs, Do Not Enter signs and yield signs, and display an icon of the sign on the Multi-Information Display (MID).
- Automatic High Beams
Automatic High Beams (AHB) are designed to help you see more clearly at night at speeds above 21 mph. The AHB system is designed to detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles, then automatically toggle between high and low beams accordingly.
The Toyota Safety Sense features has been enhanced for TSS 3.0:
- The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection has enhanced detection capabilities thanks to new system sensors. It receives enhanced intersection support with improved detection capability in certain circumstances. It also adds the capability to detect a motorcyclist, in addition to a bicyclist and pedestrian.
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist has enhanced lane recognition that includes detection of certain 3D objects, like guardrails, that may be used to help define the lane.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control adds a fourth following distance setting, from the previously available three. Enhanced vehicle detection allows for the ability to detect more than one preceding vehicle, as well as vehicles in adjacent lanes. This helps the system to provide smoother, more natural speed adjustments, especially when the driver changes lanes.
- Like Lane Departure Alert, lane recognition is enhanced for Lane Tracing Assist. This system now also helps provide more space between vehicles being passed in adjacent lanes. It works by offsetting the vehicles’ driving path with minor steering adjustments while keeping the vehicle within its lane.
- An Emergency Driving Stop System has been added to Lane Tracing Assist. It’s designed to monitor the driver’s inputs, such as steering operation, to determine if they’re inattentive or non-responsive, such as during a medical emergency. This feature can bring the vehicle to a stop if the driver doesn’t respond to alerts to take control.
In addition to the TSS 3.0 system, other standard safety features include Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), which is designed to help detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) for added peace of mind by helping to detect vehicles approaching from either side while backing out and alerting you with a visual and audible warning. Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) also comes standard.
2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid pricing
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The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid will be on sale in June at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit https://www.toyota.ca/toyota/
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid, as well as Lexus NX 250, NX 350 and NX 350h hybrid. The company has sold more than 20 million electrified vehicles worldwide and is the number one seller of electrified vehicles in Canada.