2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid: Key highlights

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid: Key highlights

It was only a few days that UMW Toyota Motor launched the all-new Corolla Cross Hybrid in Malaysia. And believe us the news made us happy, especially after seeing its teasers for months.

The new petrol-electric crossover sits at top of the Corolla Cross lineup that is now locally assembled. Speaking of the lineup, it includes three variants that are priced as follows -

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Variants

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Variants


Corolla Cross 1.8G

RM 123,000

Corolla Cross 1.8V

RM 129,000

Corolla Cross Hybrid

RM 136,550

The above-mentioned figures include SST exemption and a 5-year unlimited-mileage warranty. The Hybrid variant in addition gets an 8-year, unlimited-mileage battery warranty, extendable for two years for RM 2,950.

We have already discussed the new Corolla Cross Hybrid in detail, today our focus is on the car’s key highlights. So, let’s get started

A F.U.T.U.R.E ready car

The Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid benefits from the company’s Hybrid Electric System to reach a brighter future. How?

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Fuel-efficient

Well, firstly it makes the vehicle fuel-efficient, the e-motor saves cost by reducing fuel consumption.

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid comfort

Next up, is the unmatched comfort offered by the EV Mode wherein the silent motor runs the car, meaning reduced cabin noise and enhanced passenger comfort.

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid low-emission

Moving on, the Corolla Cross Hybrid electric CO2 emissions stand at 98 g/km, thus making it a tomorrow-driven car.

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

Also, the car now benefits from the generation hybrid electric battery that lasts longer than ever, thanks to advanced hybrid electric software, efficient air filtration, and improved battery-cooling system, Reassurance comes in handy with the market-leading 8-years Hybrid Electric Warranty covering hybrid battery, power management control ECU, and inverter.

Last, but not least, the car is packed with excitement, its low centre of gravity assures greater handling and a more stable & comfortable ride.

A safe car

Except for the entry-level model, rest all Corolla Cross variants (1.8V and Hybrid) come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance systems that includes -

Pre-Collision System: Avoids or mitigates front collisions by alerting the driver and applying the brakes automatically when suspecting risk of frontal collisions

Lane Departure Alert: Less swaying and smooth driving with LDA as its assists and alerts the driver when the car is out of lane

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control for all speeds: The system helps maintain a safe distance from the preceding vehicle and even applies brakes automatically when the car ahead slows down

Lane Tracing Assist for all speeds: It keeps the vehicle centered either by detecting a lane or the preceding vehicle

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid auto beam

Automatic High Beam: Assuring maximum road visibility at all times, this system automatically switches between high and low beam

3D Panoramic View Monitor: Parking is a lot easier thanks to the detailed 360-degree view of the tight spaces

Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert: It detects and alerts the driver of vehicles that may not be visible while lane changing and tracking reverse

Also, part of the safety kit is - a front digital video recorder, 7 airbags, hill-start assist control, vehicle stability control with traction control, tyre pressure warning system, and 6 parking sensors.

Efficient engine with optimum output

Powering the new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid is a 1.8L 16V DOHC mill with VVT-i making a maximum output of 98 PS at 5,200 rpm along with a peak torque of 142 Nm at 3,600 rpm. As for the e-motor, it makes 71 PS and 163 Nm of torque. The combined system output rests at 122 PS.

Apart from the figures, what makes the engine great is its exclusive design that offers higher fuel efficiency, reduced friction, and greater heat management. Also, the new mill comes with reduced size and weight while maintaining cabin quietness and optimum output.

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid gearbox

The power is sent to the wheels via an E-CVT unit designed to give greater driving performance, higher fuel efficiency, and reduced cabin noise.

Also, the vehicle comes with three drive modes - SPORT offers more responsible acceleration, ECO maximises fuel efficiency, and EV lets the e-motor take full control for silent drives with zero-emission.

Can drive on any terrain

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid ability

The Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid offers an approach angle of 18 degrees, meaning the car confidently takes on rough urban roads and handles large speed bumps at ease. Also, the car offers a best-in-class turning radius of 5.2 metre, meaning it can move around the town easily.

Great exterior hues

Accentuating the cars stunning exterior design is the attractive exterior colour options that include - Celestite Grey Metallic, Silver Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Nebula Blue Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl.

Comes with a security film

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid security

The car comes with a security and solar film that makes the glass more resistant, preventing break-ins while also protecting occupants from harmful rays along with reducing heat build-up in the car.

So much convenience

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid convinence

The Corolla Cross Hybrid packs a kick-sensor power back door, 440L boot space, 60:40 folding seats, and an electrochromic rearview mirror.

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid interior

All this along with all-around LED lighting, a 7-inch colour multi-info display, an 9-inch touch screen with real-time navigation, music options, and Apple Carplay & Android auto-ready support, interior illumination located near storage spaces, dual-zone air-con system, sliding armrest, rear air-con vents, driver seat with 8-way power adjuster, automatic rain sensor wipers, and comfortable rear seat with 6 degree recline angle.

Impressive, isn’t it? Let us know your thoughts on Toyota’s new hybrid.

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