The all-new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid introduced

UMW Toyota Motor drives head on into the new year by taking on the global initiative to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050 with the launch of the all-new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid. With Malaysians seeking a new era in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) to provide a cleaner drive, the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric is a notable feather in the cap to the proud heritage of the carmaker.

“The launch of the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric marks a new milestone for UMW Toyota Motor as our very first locally-assembled hybrid vehicle with the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. We believe that its launch will also pave the way for the energy- efficient vehicle (EEV) manufacturing industry in Malaysia. Mobile sustainability is the way forward with the global shift towards clean and renewable fuels, in addition to innovative smart vehicles. Since the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric was made available for bookings in October last year, we have received numerous orders. This shows that Malaysians are in support of green technology and environmental sustainability and we are positive that we can position EEVs as a mainstream in mobility in the near future,” said President of UMW Toyota Motor, Ravindran. K.

In addressing severe environmental issues and carbon neutrality which was a major topic at the Leader’s Summit on Climate in April 2021, including the recent devastating floods which displaced many Malaysians from their homes, Toyota has identified HEV as a reliable step that Malaysians can take today towards a sustainable future.

Toyota’s push towards carbon-neutrality by 2035 demonstrates serious commitment from a global automaker who is getting a jump start on the global industry’s deadline of 2050. To achieve this target, Toyota believes that it must adopt a more holistic approach towards navigating the challenges to achieve carbon neutrality.

Deputy Chairman, Mr. Akio Takeyama added "As a leader in mobility, Toyota is continuously expanding  the  boundaries  of  technology  and  transforming  the  mobility  ecosystem  with  exciting new age innovations to move people and enhance lifestyles. UMW Toyota Motor is a pioneer in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) technology which dates back to 2009 with the Prius, and continued with the Prius c and Camry Hybrid. Today, we will Reinvent Your Tomorrow with the All-New Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric equipped with the 4th Generation Toyota Hybrid System for greater fuel efficiency, higher battery durability, greater handling and stability. The All-New Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric gives you lower emissions, faster accelerations and advanced hybrid technology that will keep you ahead for years to come."

Carbon neutrality for automakers involves ensuring zero emissions. This can be achieved throughout the lifecycle of manufacturing, transporting, energy generating, fueling and/or charging, and the recycling and disposal of vehicles, while offering consumers sustainable solutions to meet their diverse needs. HEV is currently the most accessible and realistic choice for Malaysian customers in terms of practicality and infrastructure, with an enormous potential in the country.

The Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8L Hybrid engine combines a highly efficient petrol engine with two electric motors. The synergy of the two energy sources provides drivers with efficiency, drivability, performance and a long range between refueling. Toyota’s Hybrid Electric System has been designed as a reliable and future-proof vehicle giving you peace of mind every time you get behind the wheel. It is also easy on the wallet, offering less fuel costs, while providing greater controllability and instant torque, on top of an environmentally-conscious alternative.

In order to improve fuel efficiency and keep emissions low when starting off and accelerating, the system uses an electric motor that provides efficient and powerful acceleration. Performance on the move is automatically delivered by the best combination between the electric motor and petrol engine in response to driving conditions. The system also automatically shuts down the petrol engine to avoid wasting fuel when idling. As the system works in tandem, it produces significantly better fuel efficiency than any petrol engine vehicle in the same class.

The HEV battery powers the electric motor, and is automatically recharged when the driver brakes (regenerative braking), when the driver lifts off the acceleration pedal, or when the petrol engine is on and running. The system does not require drivers to plug-in to recharge the batteries which eliminates all concerns relating to limited driving range or the need to look for charging infrastructure.

The 4th generation Toyota Hybrid Electric System battery has also been designed to last throughout the vehicle’s life and developed to satisfy five critical parameters for complete peace of mind - safety, long life service, high level of quality, affordable high quality products, and high level performance. The key to achieving better battery durability and performance comes from understanding how a vehicle is used and the state of the battery under such conditions. To that end, Toyota has significantly improved battery technology over the years.

The TNGA Platform is an internal structure specially developed by Toyota that offers greater stability, agility and a higher eye-point for better visibility. TNGA allows more engineering flexibility while a lower centre of gravity helps improve stability and a highly rigid body enhances agility and ride comfort. TNGA also encompasses chassis engineering and the suspension is designed to provide a fine-tuned balance of dynamic handling and stability with excellent ride comfort.

Besides the high-strength TNGA platform, the structure of all Toyota Corolla Cross variants are engineered to reduce impact forces from all sides during an accident, reducing or preventing injuries to the occupants. In crash testing and technical evaluation by ASEAN NCAP, the Corolla Cross, as with many other Toyota models, has received a maximum 5-star safety rating.

The Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric comes with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) – a suite of integrated active safety systems to assist the driver which demonstrates Toyota Synergised Mobility. The TSS consists of a 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.

The Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric is also equipped with a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) at the front (optional for rear) enabling the owner to have a video recording of the vehicle’s movements at all times for enhanced safety and as evidence if ever required.

Additionally, a Vehicle Telematics System (VTS) can track the vehicle’s position using GSM/GPS signals. The owner can also monitor the ignition status and vehicle speed if the vehicle is stolen, a 24/7 Command Centre will locate it and inform relevant authorities to recover it. The good news is that all Corolla Cross variants comes with a 3-year free subscription of the VTS.

Evoking a sense of stepping up your vehicle class, the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric boasts an easy-access rear with ample luggage space by positioning the battery pack under the rear seats ensuring the same luggage capacity as petrol grades of 440L. Comfort is key with 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.

Available in five amazing finishes – Celestite Grey Metallic, Silver Metallic, Nebula Blue Metallic, Platinum White Pearl and Red Mica Metallic, the new Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric comes has a starting price of RM136,550 (without insurance). It comes with a 5-year/unlimited mileage factory warranty and for added peace of mind, there is 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.

For more information, the public can visit or call the Toyota freephone line 1- 800-8-TOYOTA (869682).

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PM_CPte - Corolla Cross Price List.pdf
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All-New Corolla Cross Spec Table.pdf
All-New Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric Product Walkabout.mp4