TechTalk Hybrid Electric Vehicle_Corolla Cross

Published on November 4th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric Vehicle Details

Hybrid Electric Vehicle range from Toyota will grow in coming years.

The all-new Corolla Cross draws on Toyota’s strong heritage of advanced hybrid-electric technology. Electrification of vehicles has been a cornerstone of the company’s business since 1997.

Since then, Toyota has successfully launched a variety of HEVs, leading the way to a steady growth in the adoption of its environmentally-friendly vehicles and pushing cumulative sales to over 16 million.

Combined, this enormous sales record represents a reduction of around 139 million tons of CO2 compared to the sales of equivalent conventional vehicles and underscores the tremendous support of Toyota’s customers for this eco-friendly approach.

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Meanwhile, as with any other Toyota model, safety remains a top priority for the all-new Corolla Cross. This hybrid electric car features a comprehensive array of safety features to protect its occupants such as SRS airbags Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), and Tire Pressure Warning System (TPWS), among many others.

It is good to know that this all-new model offers exceptional cabin quietness and smooth acceleration, especially when accelerating from a stand-still.

This hybrid electric vehicle can be driven entirely on electrical ‎power with zero-fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions, or by combining the power generated from the petrol ‎engine and two electric motors, depending on its speed and driver behavior. ‎

The hybrid electric batteries are continuously charged by the petrol ‎engine or when decelerating and braking, eliminating the need to plug in a power cord. The HEV features a host of advanced technologies, yet drives like any conventional vehicle and ‎does not require special fuel.

The front seats provide a high viewpoint expected of an SUV, while slender front pillars and an uncluttered instrument panel result in a cockpit with a full field of view and easily accessible controls; the rear seats are conveniently accessed through large rear side doors and, since they can be reclined, they promise superb comfort and convenience.

Convenient luggage space with a variety of layouts

The all-new Corolla Cross offers some of the best luggage capacity in its class, with 487 liters available even when seating five. Folding the rear seats further expands the luggage area, providing sufficient space even for carrying road bicycles.

The large luggage door is set at a height of 720 mm above-ground, to make it easier even for shorter users to load and unload luggage; the Hands-free Power Back Door which is operated simply by carrying a key and placing one’s foot under the rear bumper that allows the back door to be opened and closed even when both hands are full.

The highly functional Luggage Active Box has been specially designed for the Corolla Cross; it allows users to store luggage out of sight, while its lid can be shut flat to open up more luggage space. It thereby offers the potential for a wide range of luggage space layouts.

Commanding, powerful exterior

The all-new Corolla Cross has been designed to be “urban and active,” with the dynamism and sophistication of an SUV. Its commanding, urban proportions are rooted in a contrast between its relaxed upper body, including glass surfaces, and front and rear lights and its wide, stable bumpers. The vehicle is available in a total of eight colors that accentuate its urban and sophisticated design.

Luxurious, spacious interior

From the instrument panel to the door trim, the interior exudes a sense of continuity which contributes to an expansive interior space. LEDs are used for all cabin illumination, helping to achieve an interior that is luxurious and sophisticated, but casual at the same time. Sporty front seats feature slim backs and provide outstanding support.

Class-leading fuel efficiency and a smooth yet dynamic ride

Both the hybrid and the petrol versions of the all-new Corolla Cross are equipped with optimized 1.8-liter engines.

The car responds reliably to accelerator operation, and gains speed in a smooth, pleasing manner. The hybrid versions deliver class-leading fuel efficiency of 26.2 km/L; their E-Four electric 4WD systems not only contribute to superb fuel efficiency, but also ensure consistent behavior both when accelerating and when driving on snow or other slippery surfaces.

High-rigidity body for superb steering stability, and suspension designed for a supple, comfortable ride

The Corolla Cross combines a fully developed GA-C platform with a lightweight, high-rigidity body frame to provide nimble and stable steering in a manner that belies its tall vehicle height. Sound-absorbing materials have been optimally distributed to reduce engine noise and road chatter, and help improve the comfort and quietness of its cabin.

As for suspension, MacPherson struts are used for the front on all Corolla Cross grades. 2WD grades feature newly developed torsion beams and large rubber bushings in the rear, a combination that delivers outstanding road-holding on uneven roads, coupled with a luxurious ride.

E-Four grades are fitted with a double wishbone setup in the rear, which has been continually developed over previous generations of Corollas, with optimized arm mounting points for exceptional stability and responsiveness.

The minimum turning radius of the Corolla Cross is just 5.2 meters, ranking among the smallest in its class, facilitating manoeuvres on narrow roads and in car parks.

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The latest active safety package

All grades of the all-new Corolla Cross come equipped as standard with the latest edition of Toyota Safety Sense, providing driving support in all aspects of everyday usage scenarios.

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