The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid seems to be the latest roll of the dice from Toyota, in its fresh bid to edge past its rivals in the quest for the bragging rights of the global auto industry in 2023. It’s only the early days of the second quarter of the year and Toyota has already rolled out quite a few auto marvels on the scene.
Toyota, which is regarded as a bright spot on the world auto map, has engineered the arrivals of Toyota Prius 2023, 2023 Toyota Tacoma and 2023 Toyota Highlander, this year. For your information, all of them have done exceedingly well, so far, winning accolades and steering huge sales in the process.
For the uninitiated, Toyota already had a Corolla Cross model, which happens to be a no-nonsense SUV that didn’t receive much fanfare. However, this all-new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid 2023 appears to be a massive upgrade over it — in terms of almost all departments.
But how good is it when it comes to the sea of options available at the moment in the hybrid section out there? What are the features and aspects that allow it to stand out from the crowd? Let’s get along with the new 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid on a short trip and find out the answers on the road not taken. Fasten your seatbelts for an exhilarating ride. Here we go!
Where Power Meets Efficiency
We all know that the global auto industry is experiencing a gradual shift towards EV. The sector is booming by almost leaps and bounds, globally. That’s why we even saw a brand like Lexus, which happens to be the luxury car division of Toyota, entering the EV arena with the 2023 Lexus RZ450e. On the other hand, electric bikes like OLA S1 Air or Harley-Davidson S2 DEL MAR are also in vogue.
That’s why, in such a scenario, the arrival of the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid 2023, becomes even more significant. It packs a small lithium-ion battery under the rear seats, to ensure that you can take the green road while switching the EV mode on. Blessed with premium interior space and new sport grades, it can unleash 196 horsepower along with guaranteeing an increased fuel efficiency.
Let’s have a close look at the major salient features of the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid to get a clear overview of its capabilities.
2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Specifications
Model Name: 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
Vehicle Type: front-engine, front- and rear-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
Base (S): $29,305; SE: $30,625; XSE: $32,400
DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-4, 150 hp, 139 lb-ft + AC motors, 111 and 40 hp, 152 and 62 lb-ft (combined output: 196 hp; 0.9-kWh lithium-ion battery pack)
Transmissions, F/R: continuously variable automatic/direct-drive
Wheelbase: 103.9 in
Length: 176.8 in
Width: 71.9 in
Height: 64.8 in
Cargo Volume, behind F/R: 70/22 ft3
Curb Weight: 3400–3450 lb
60 mph: 7.5 sec
1/4-Mile: 15.9 sec
Top Speed: 115 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 42/45/38 mpg
In a nutshell, the car which grabs the eyeballs at the very first glance with the Acidic Blast exterior with unique front grille and bumper design, qualifies as one of the best bets in the hybrid category, right now. It also comes with Toyota’s most-advanced infotainment system, till date, as a cherry on the top.
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