UMW Toyota Motor recently launched the hybrid variant of the Toyota Corolla Cross. The new Corolla Cross will be locally assembled and will come with a new era of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV).

For the hybrid powertrain, the Corolla Cross utilizes a 1.8L hybrid engine paired with 2 electric motors to provide the car with  efficiency, drivability, performance and a long range between refueling. The engine has the ability to produce 98PS, and 142Nm of torque, and the electric motors produces 72PS and 163Nm of torque. In total, the hybrid powertrain has the ability to produce a total of 122PS.

As per modern day Toyotas, the Corolla Cross is built on the TNGA Platfrom that is a more stable and rigid platform. This platform is also built with high-strength steel, which helps the Corolla Cross to achieve a maximum 5-star safety rating in ASEAN NCAP.

The Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric comes with the whole host of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) and the system features system such as Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB). These core technologies use a radar and camera which are complemented by other safety technologies such as a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Tyre Pressure Warning System (TPWS), and seven SRS airbags giving drivers and passengers peace of mind while on the road.

For the interior, the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric battery is located under the rear seats which helps retain the 440L cargo space at the rear. There are also sleek leather seats and driver power seat, rear air vents, and a nine-inch touchscreen and AACP (Android Auto Apple CarPlay) ready connectivity for a more entertaining drive.

Priced at RM136,550, the Corolla Cross Hybrid will be available in 5 different colours, namely Celestite Grey Metallic, Silver Metallic, Nebula Blue Metallic, Platinum White Pearl and Red Mica Metallic. The Corolla Cross will come with a 5-year/unlimited mileage factory warranty and a separate 8-year/unlimited mileage warranty covering the hybrid battery pack, inverter and Power Management Control Unit. Customers can also extend their warranty for a further two years to make it a total of 10 years, the first such warranty in the local industry. This is further supported by a strong service network of over 92 outlets which are fully equipped to give customers the best service for their HEV. 

Bookings can be made from today at any authorized Toyota dealer or UMW Toyota Motor branch showroom nationwide. For more information, the public can visit Toyota.com.my or call the Toyota freephone line 1- 800-8-TOYOTA (869682).