Toyota Corolla Cross, a 200 hp hybrid for Europe

Toyota Corolla Cross, a 200 hp hybrid for Europe


Finally the Toyota Corolla Cross will land on European soil in a matter of a few weeks. It will do so as a complement to the already extensive offer of crossovers and SUVs from the Japanese firm and as usual, it will be marketed with a conventional hybrid motorization.

With a length of 4.46 meters, The new Corolla Cross will try to conquer those users who are looking for a practical, simple car with a low cost of use on a day-to-day basis but also on long trips, something for which its two-liter, 199 hp engine is well prepared.

Toyota Corolla Cross, a 200 hp hybrid for Europe

Precisely this hybrid mechanic that develops 199 hp in total is the most striking of the new model, standing halfway between the C-HR 180H and the larger RAV4 HSDs. It can be ordered with simple traction to the front axle or with the all-wheel drive i-AWD but always with automatic transmission eCVT.

The versions that have all-wheel drive have an additional electric motor on the rear axle that develops 30.6 kW, although the total power of the set has not changed. In both 2WD and 4WD, the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h advertised is 8.1 seconds, a pretty good figure.

Toyota Corolla Cross, a 200 hp hybrid for Europe

For the first time in a compact model of the Japanese firm a digital instrumentation is released. In this case it is quite generous with 12.3 inches and also looks much more modern than those currently used in most of the brand’s models. The multimedia system, with 10.5 inches, also evolves positively.

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This new system counts with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto via USB, DAB radio, internet access thanks to the Toyota Connect package and “On-Air” updates. It’s a more complete team that certainly puts Toyota in an interesting place for the first time (they weren’t particularly good at this point).

Toyota Corolla Cross, a 200 hp hybrid for Europe

Other items of equipment that the new Toyota Corolla Cross will offer are: Full LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, traffic signal reader, pre-collision warning, automatic city braking, fatigue detector, pedestrians and cyclists, SmartBeam, lane alert and assistant, cross traffic alert, blind spot alert, etc.

Also the Toyota Corolla Cross range may include the automatic parking assist, keyless access, push button start, heated seats, upholstered in leather, rear camera, a new front central airbag, traffic assistant at intersections, panoramic roof, etc.

Toyota Corolla Cross, a 200 hp hybrid for Europe

For now we do not know the exact arrival date or approximate prices but we really want to know all the details. To be competitive, the Toyota Corolla Cross should start at € 29,900, somewhat less applying the discounts. You must not forget that it has a hybrid engine with almost 200 hp and a very reasonable endowment.

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