Monday, September 06, 2021

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross: hybrid version...



At least from the photos, I am not a big fan of the new 2022 Toyota Cross. It tries really hard to look like a small RAV-4, and somehow, fails. With its huge grille, it just looks too weird and heavy-handed.
I think the RAV-4 actually looks much better...

A hybrid version (pictured above) is coming to the US next year. Which will help the new small Toyota to stand out a bit more. The current engine is the regular 2.0 Liter with 169HP.
A hybrid version with a 1.8-liter engine is already available in some overseas markets, but the US might be getting a larger engine.

Still, just look at that huge fake grille...




 

8 comments:

Patrick said...

This is the Japanese spec, where the Corolla line has unique badging (note the C up front instead of the Toyota badge on this one) and their Corolla Cross will have a unique face. The already revealed Corolla Cross hybrid for other parts of the world looks the same as the non-hybrid and will be the same here. We won’t get one that looks like this.

mongo said...

this is good news for the chances of honda bringing a hybrid hr-v to the US.

BillyM67 said...

Like it or not, if Toyota puts a strong enough engine in it (so it doesn't take an hour to go 0-60) and it gets over 40mpg this will be a big hit (if there's enough chips to actually make them).

FFEMT6 said...

I personally hate the design of the Corolla Cross. Toyota just trying to check some boxes to get yet another crossover to the market.

tony said...

I like the Toyota Cross , gas version , from the pics i seen online and the road test vids i watched based out of a couple of Asian countries.
I mean, i'm not expecting it to be a hard core off roader, just something akin to the Corolla h/b but with awd and a roomier backseat/legroom.
The 2.5L engine with 169hp seems like a good fit and pretty sure for most commuters it will scoot along just fine. Not a road rocket, just average acceleration of 8 to 8.5 seconds/0-60. If toyota sells this Cross at Corolla price point, they got a huge winner.
The hybrid version, may be cool....but not if it is the same tepid and slow Corolla hybrid . Unless you strictly want the very good hybrid mpg.
Either way, expect to see tons of these on city streets and freeways.

CHAD GILMORE said...

technically speaking... isn't this just a renamed Prius V... it's exactly what a current iteration would look like... Interesting that they went with Corolla Cross.....

LONG LIVE PRIUS V


but yes... for the books... personally i would pick the Rav-4 hybrid over this

subyjo said...

Looks a bit like a Forester clone

Anonymous said...

Chad, actually the Venza is pretty much the replacement for Prius V.. it's actually sized much closer to the V than it is the previous Venza.