Toyota Corolla Cross Getting Hybrid Variant Next Year
The Toyota Corolla Cross has just been presented and already we've learned that a hybrid variant will be added to the family next year. Toyota has confirmed that a Corolla Cross hybrid will be launched in the United States in 2022.
We're guessing that the model will also be coming to our market, but short of official confirmation from Toyota Canada, that remains an educated guess for now. We'll update you when that confirmation comes.
It will be interesting to see what the powertrain of the new variant will consist of. The Corolla Cross is powered by the most powerful engine available with the Corolla, a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine good for 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque (in gasoline-only configuration).
However, the hybrid variant of the Corolla, which is only available with the sedan, uses the weakest powertrain, a 1.8L 4-cylinder to which an electric motor is added. Power is limited to 121 hp, which is kind of meek even with the car; imagine it with a heavier SUV. This leads us to think it's not impossible a different powertrain will be offered to power the Corolla Cross hybrid.
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