As mentioned in our previous stories, the Corolla Cross comes with both a petrol-powered engine and a hybrid powertrain. The internal combustion setup on the G CVT variant features a 1.8-liter in-line-four dual VVT-I mill that generates 138hp and 172Nm of torque.
The hybrid setup is made up of a 1.8-liter engine and an electric motor that delivers a total system output of 120hp. Apart from its low emissions and fuel efficiency, the Toyota Corolla Cross hybrid also boasts self-charging capabilities through regenerative braking, just like the Corolla Altis hybrid.
The new Corolla Cross is built on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform, while the hybrid variant comes equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense package. The latter includes features such as pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, lane-tracing assist, and automatic high beam. It also gets two clearance sonars up front and four out back, while the G CVT variant gets two rear sonars. A reversing camera comes standard across the range. The hybrid Corolla Cross also comes with exclusive features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
As far as pricing goes, it appears our initial info checks out. The petrol-powered G CVT variant is priced at P1,285,000, while the hybrid V HV goes for P1,650,000. Both models can be had with a Platinum White Pearl Mica finish for an additional P15,000.
“Guided by our philosophy of making ever-better cars, Toyota took the best of a trusted model, the Toyota Corolla, and turned it into a sleek and modern crossover,” said TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto. “The Corolla Cross is designed to move you in comfort and style, whether you're seeking adventure, doing business, or simply spending time with people you love.”
The new Corolla Cross will arrive at Toyota dealerships nationwide on August 26, 2020. In addition, it will be available through TMP’s Balloon Payment Plus financing plan.
“We understand customer apprehension on hybrid technology: affordability, maintenance, and resale value—that’s why we are offering the Corolla Cross hybrid with Balloon Payment Plus—lower monthly payments, inclusive of periodic maintenance, with guaranteed future resale value,” says TMP first vice president Sherwin Chualim. “Owning a hybrid vehicle is made easier and more affordable, and customers are guaranteed a hassle-free experience from buying, owning, and future reselling of their vehicle.”
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