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December 3, 2021

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Now Boasts Of 197 Horsepower

While ASEAN is getting a taste of a Gazoo-fied Corolla Cross, Toyota is completing the compact crossover’s global presence by introducing it in Europe. This marks the final major market where it has been introduced following the Asia (including the Philippines), Japan, and the US.

Instead of a racy trim though, the European Corolla Cross gets both mechanical and connectivity updates.

It gains the biggest infotainment screen fitted into the Corolla Cross yet: 10.5 inches. Moreover, because it uses a faster processor, it gains wireless Apple CarPlay. Android Auto remains wired though. A 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster—the largest in its segment—completes the changes.

Connectivity aside, the Corolla Cross gains Toyota’s latest hybrid powertrain. The fifth-generation self-charging hybrid pairs the 2.0-liter Dynamic Force engine which on its own already generates 152 horsepower and 190 Nm of torque. But then, it adds an electric motor (or in the case of the all-wheel drive variant, dual motors). This gives this crossover a maximum system output of 197 horsepower. The battery system has also migrated to a lithium-ion setup from the current nickel-metal hydride system. Mated to an eCVT gearbox, Toyota says the Corolla Cross does the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 8.1 seconds.

With European sales slated to start in around the third quarter of 2022, it’s only going to be a matter of time that other markets will see these mechanical changes as well.


  1. Wanting to buy a Cross but the power turned me off, if the 2.0 hybrid arrives then my decision to get one is a done deal.

  2. We were really the experiment/testing ground for the Corolla Cross since the models afterwards got better each release in another country.

  3. Will this model arrive in the PH though?

  4. It also arrive in Philipines this Year 2022 or 2023?, and why not other features is not available also in Philippine Model of Corolla Cross, e.g. Electronic Parking Brake, Autohold, and No SunRoof ?


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