Amman, March 2021: Building on the incredible legacy of its best-selling vehicle, Toyota has introduced a brand-new addition to the Corolla family in the Middle East. Designed to move occupants in comfort and style, the all-new Corolla Cross HEV delivers outstanding performance and a smooth ride for drivers and passengers alike, making it the ideal choice for those seeking adventure, doing business or simply spending time with friends and loved ones.
The all-new Corolla Cross HEV - a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) - has been designed as a new type of SUV that combines a tough urban-style exterior with a comfortable and convenient interior to exceed customer expectations. The TNGA platform (GA-C) has enabled the Corolla Cross HEV to achieve high-quality performance, a comfortable ride and outstanding quietness. In addition to its exceptional comfort, the Corolla Cross HEV provides a spacious cabin, effortless entry and exit, class-leading luggage space suitable for all scenarios and tried and tested safety equipment inherited from the Corolla series.
Kei Fujita, Chief Representative, Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, commented on the unveiling of the new model: “We are very happy to bring the all-new Corolla Cross HEV to our customers in the Middle East, which offers a spacious and comfortable ride that turns both daily commutes and weekend leisure journeys into a fun driving experience. As a versatile and stylish crossover vehicle, this latest addition to our HEV range will help to further increase the appeal of eco-friendly vehicles in the region and contribute to our long-term goals for the promotion of sustainable mobility. I would like to thank all our customers around the world for taking the Toyota Corolla to their hearts and for continuously inspiring us on our journey to make ever-better cars.”
The Corolla Cross HEV’s thrilling drive personality is brought to life by a new electrified hybrid system that combines two power sources. Its 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle petrol engine produces 97 hp and a peak torque of 142 Nm, working in tandem with two electric motors that generate 71 hp and 163 Nm of torque, with a combined power of 121 hp. The system is mated to an Electrically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) that contributes to an outstanding fuel consumption value of 23.7km/L. Drivers can also choose between ECO, NORMAL and SPORT driving modes to suit their driving styles. In addition, a separately-switchable EV Mode can be combined with any of these three driving modes, for silent and emission-free driving at low speeds and for short distances.
As with any other Toyota model, safety remains a top priority for the all-new Corolla Cross HEV. The vehicle’s advanced safety system is complemented by Toyota Safety Sense; an advanced safety technology package that includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB). In addition, the car features a comprehensive array of safety features to protect its occupants such as seven SRS airbags (including side-curtain airbags and driver’s knee airbag), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC) Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Tire Pressure Warning System (TPWS), among many others.