The Toyota Corolla Cross will be the first in the new Corolla series to offer a hybrid powertrain, according to Toyota. A gas-electric version of the Corolla Cross will arrive soon, as Toyota has said that a gasoline-electric variant will be available soon.
During this year’s debut of the new model, Toyota mentioned a Corolla Cross hybrid, hinting at one during the news conference.
Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology will power many future members of the Corolla family including two new versions that are already in the pre-production phase.
The first variant will be a traditional gasoline-powered model while the second is an all-wheel-drive version with electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Toyota is yet to provide more information about the Corolla Cross hybrid but there are rumours about this model and its development.
This version could come with a 1.8-litre engine paired to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack, although this has yet to be confirmed. If it comes with a more powerful gasoline engine, we may anticipate a larger, more powerful hybrid motor in the Corolla Cross hybrid.
Toyota is also expected to offer an all-wheel-drive variant of the Corolla Cross hybrid. The Prius Hybrid e-AWD model has a similar configuration, which includes an additional electric motor that drives the rear wheels at lower speeds. The non-hybrid Corolla Cross comes standard with a 2.0-litre engine with 169 horsepower.
We also have a photo gallery of what the car will look like. The Corolla Cross hybrid and all-wheel-drive versions will follow by the end of 2022, so keep an eye out for further news.