REVEALED: First-Ever 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross HybridBlog Jun 1th, 2022
- Introduction of Fifth Generation Toyota Hybrid System with increased performance and efficiency
- Available in New SE and XSE Sport Grades
- Exclusive All-Wheel Drive System with 194 horsepower and a manufacturer-estimated combined fuel consumption of 6.4 L/100 km for all grades
TORONTO, Ontario – June 1st, 2022 – Toyota is expanding the Corolla Cross family by adding a healthy helping of performance and efficiency to an already incredible package. Based on the ever-popular Corolla sedan, the all-new 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid made its North American debut today, to provide even more options for entry SUV customers. The all-new 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid, along with the gas model launched in 2021, will be assembled at the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama – a brand new facility that will have the capacity to roll out up to 150,000 Corolla Cross vehicles per year.
Fifth Generation Hybrid System with Increased Performance
Available exclusively with all-wheel drive (AWD), the Corolla Cross Hybrid maximizes the inherent potential of the high-strength TNGA-C platform, enabling the all-new model to achieve high-quality performance, a comfortable ride and outstanding spaciousness. What’s more, the surprising cargo capacity gives it the versatility to accommodate life’s adventures.
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 Cros\s Hybrid offers increased power and fuel-economy. With 194 horsepower and an 8.2 second 0-100 km/h time, the Corolla Cross Hybrid is fun to drive while having an impressive manufacturer-estimated combined fuel consumption of 6.4 L/100 km for all grades.
Making the 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 head and tail lamps, smart key access, heated front seats, privacy glass, roof rails and paddle shifters – not to mention standard Blind-Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). 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 headlamps, taillamps and fog lamps, Softex-trimmed seats with the addition of a power driver’s seat.
For exterior colour options for SE and XSE grades, the 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid will be available in four two-tone combinations: Sonic Silver/ Black Roof, Barcelona Red/ Black Roof, Blue Crush Metallic/ Black Roof and Acidic Blast/ Black Roof (all-new colour). Additionally, Corolla Cross Hybrid will be available in:
- Wind Chill Pearl
- Sonic Silver Metallic
- Jet Black Mica
- Barcelona Red Metallic
- Blue Crush Metallic
Inside, Corolla Cross’ spacious interior offers many of the same desirable features as its sedan and hatchback siblings. In higher grades, the all-new model can be 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:
- SE: Fabric-trimmed seats in Black/Gray
- XSE: SofTex®-trimmed seats in Black or Black/Blue
Distinctive Hybrid Appeal, Inside & Out
The all-new Corolla Cross Hybrid is sporty by nature, representing the perfect next step for this model line. From an engineering perspective, it offers an approachable exterior as well as a higher line-of-sight thanks to the revised TNGA-C platform. The Corolla Cross Hybrid offers eye-catching details that set it apart from its gas sibling; with available two-toned paint options, 18-inch alloy wheels, and sporty looks that are destined to standout… But we couldn’t stop there.
Now Standard for Corolla Cross – Newest Toyota Multimedia System
Standard across all Corolla Cross grades for 2023 is the new Toyota Multimedia System, 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 in North America by Toyota’s Connected Technologies team, Corolla Cross drivers will now experience a wide range of enhanced connectivity and convenience features, including being Over-the-Air (OTA) updatable. Users can interact with the system through intuitive touch and voice activation controls. With the available Drive Connect, 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 natural voice commands to search for directions, find Points of Interest (POI), dictate free-form text messages 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 allows for dual Bluetooth® phone connectivity and supports standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Robust audio media playback ability is supported by features like HD Radio® and an included SiriusXM® Platinum Plan 3-month trial subscription.
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. The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection is also capable of detecting motorcyclists in certain conditions. When making a turn or approaching an intersection, the system is designed to detect forward or laterally approaching oncoming vehicles and provides audio/visual alerts and automatic braking in certain conditions. Improved lane recognition delivers refined performance of Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist.
Corolla Cross will be equipped with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is designed to notify the driver via audible and visual alerts and slight steering force if it senses the vehicle is leaving the lane without engaging a turn signal. When DRCC is set and engaged, Lane Tracing Assist uses visible lane markers or a preceding vehicle to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane.
Automatic High Beams are designed to detect preceding or oncoming vehicles and automatically switch between high beam and low beam headlights. Road Sign Assist is designed to recognize certain road sign information using a forward-facing camera and display them on the multi-information display (MID).
Toyota’s Rear Seat Reminder comes standard on all grades. The feature can note whether a rear door was opened within 10 minutes of the vehicle being turned on, or at any time after the vehicle has been turned on, with a reminder message in the instrument cluster after the engine is turned off, accompanied by multitone chimes.
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.