All-new Corolla Cross: your questions answered

Corolla Cross

The all-new Toyota Corolla Cross brings SUV space, practicality and strong, solid design to the world’s historic best-selling model range for the first time. It completes both the current Corolla family, alongside the hatchback, Touring Sports and saloon, and Toyota’s SUV line-up, making it the widest on the European market.

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Founded on Toyota’s TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) philosophy, Corolla Cross benefits from the latest developments of the GA-C platform, bringing benefits in styling, packaging, technology and driving dynamics.

How does it look?

The all-new Toyota Corolla Cross’s powerful and robust styling has been tailored to the European market, with specific headlight and rear light cluster designs and a double-trapezoid grille, flared wings and tapered cabin, projecting the look of an urban-tough SUV.

What are the dimensions of the Corolla Cross?

It measures 4,460mm long, 1,825mm wide and 1,620mm high and has a 2,640mm wheelbase. These dimensions position it between the Toyota Toyota C-HR and RAV4, at the heart of the European C-SUV segment, providing the comfort, practicality and versatility that are priorities for active families with young children.

What will the Corolla Cross be like on the inside?

The cabin provides excellent visibility for all occupants, with ample front and rear head and leg room. The large rear door apertures make for easy access and a panoramic sunroof increases the interior light and sense of spaciousness. The load space has a low sill and wide door opening, convenient for loading large items such as buggies and bicycles.

What is the Corolla Cross powered by?

All-new Corolla Cross is the first model globally to use Toyota’s new fifth generation self-charging full hybrid electric system. Available with front-wheel drive (FWD) or intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i), the powertrain provides more torque and electric power, greater efficiency and increased driving pleasure.

The transaxle has been re-engineered and new lubrication and oil distribution systems have been introduced, using low-viscosity oil. These measures help reduce electrical and mechanical losses, contributing to improved power and efficiency. Benefiting from the latest developments in lithium-ion battery technology, the new high-voltage battery pack is more powerful and 40 per cent lighter than before. Engine and electric motor output have been improved, resulting in an increase in total system output of more than eight per cent.

The FWD 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain generates 195bhp/146kW, enabling 0-62mph acceleration in 8.1 seconds.

Corolla Cross

The AWD-i version uses an additional 30.6kW electric motor on the rear axle which engages automatically when required to provide greater traction and driving confidence in low-grip conditions. The benchmark acceleration time is the same as for the FWD model.

What will it be like to drive?

Drivability has also been improved, with more linear, predictable and controllable performance under acceleration. By recalibrating the relationship between the driver’s accelerator pedal inputs and the powertrain response, vehicle speed more closely matches engine revs to provide a more intuitive and natural driving experience.

Corolla Cross

What technology will the all-new Corolla Cross feature?

Corolla Cross features the latest multimedia technology, with a Europe-specific instrument panel layout with a new configuration of a 12.3-inch driver’s digital cockpit and a 10.5-inch central display.

The digital cockpit uses all-new hardware and software. The largest in its segment, it maximises space for content, flexibility and customisation to personalise the presentation of data such as fuel consumption hybrid system operation and navigation.

What will the multimedia system be like?

The multimedia system uses a faster processor and a 10.5-inch touchscreen. It delivers extra functionality through the Toyota Smart Connect package and enables smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Cloud navigation, up-to-the-moment road event information, voice commands using an on-board assistant and over-the-air software updates are also provided. Using the MyT app, owners can access a suite of connected services, including driving analytics, car location and remote programming of the climate control and door locking.

Corolla Cross

Read more: History of the Toyota Corolla

What safety features will the all-new Corolla Cross have?

Corolla Cross is equipped with T-Mate, the latest generation of Toyota Safety Sense and driving assistance systems, designed to make driving safer and providing protection for all occupants and other road users.

For the first time, the Pre-Collision System includes acceleration suppression at low speed and Intersection Cut-in Traffic Assist; its oncoming traffic detection and Intersection Turn Assist have also been improved.

Other new Toyota Safety Sense functions include an Emergency Driving Stop System and over-the-air software updates and fixes to optimise system performance and add new ones. Improvements have also been made to the Full-range Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist and Road Sign Assist systems.

T-Mate provides driving assistance with a Blind Spot Monitor with Safe Exit Assist, an Adaptive High-beam System for the headlights and Teammate Advance Park for easier, automated parking manoeuvres. A Panoramic View Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert with automatic braking and Intelligent Clearance Sonars are also available.

The GA-C platform enables a highly rigid body to be constructed, providing strong protection in the event of an impact. In the cabin, the passive safety features include a new centre airbag between the front seats, providing extra protection in a side-on collision.

Corolla Cross

When can I get the all-new Corolla Cross?

Deliveries to European customers will commence in autumn 2022, with launch dates according to individual markets.

Corolla Cross

Toyota Corolla Cross: technical specifications

All data are tentative/provisional subject to homologation.

Type4-cylinder, in-line
Valve mechanismDOHC 16-valve with VVT-iE (intake) and  VVT-i (exhaust)
Displacement (cc)1,987
Compression ratio13.0:114.0:1
Max. output (bhp/DIN hp/kW @ rpm)169/171/126 @ 6,600150/152/112 @ 6,000
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)202 @ 4,400-4,900188-190 @ 4,400-5,200
Hybrid batteryLithium-ion
Number of cells180
Nominal voltage3.7
Battery capacity (Ah)4.08
Front motor 
Rated voltageTBCTBC
Max. output (bhp/DIN hp/kW)112/113/83112/113/83
Max. Torque (Nm)206206
Rear motor  
Max. output (bhp/DIN hp/kW)41/41/30
Max. Torque (Nm)84
Total system output (bhp/DIN hp/kW)194/197/146
Max. speed (mph)TBCTBC
0-62mph acceleration (sec)8.18.1
Drag coefficient (Cd)TBCTBC
Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Rear suspensionDouble wishbone
Overall length (mm)4,460
Overall width (mm)1,825
Overall height (mm)1,620
Wheelbase (mm)2,640
Front overhang (mm)955
Rear overhang (mm)865


  1. Many thanks for all of your helpful comments. My wife and I have recently purchased a UK Hybrid Highlander and are really pleased with our purchase. However, the Highlander is a little big for British town car parks (as our parking spaces haven’t enlarged since the 1930’s) and we are looking to replace our second vehicle with something smaller. The new Corolla Cross seems to foot the bill as it is AWD and is a consideration for us to replace my ageing Lexus RX 450 hybrid as we don’t need two large cars. I concur with you all on the no spare wheel negotiation, as we have suffered a split tyre and only a replacemnt spare wheel got us home. A sunroof and HUD display would be nice on the new Corolla if they could consider that too. Many thanks, regards John – Fareham, UK.

    1. Hello John,
      Congratulations on your new Highlander and thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback.
      We are always looking for ways to improve our vehicle offering, so we will pass this feedback onto our wider product team.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      1. Many thanks for the courtesy of your reply. Yes the Highlander is a lovely vehicle and it replaced our LC5 Land Cruiser which we had for 16 years and loved it to bits and were reluctant to part with it after so many years faithful service. My only comment on the new Highlander is the accessibility of the internal fuse panel for power outlet No 1 (15Amp). We plugged a dashcam into power outlet No1, on the dashboard, and we later found the camera to be defective and had blown the fuse. The fuse panel is, in fact, directly under the passenger side front on our UK Hybrid RHD variant, and not under the drivers side, and is directly under the dashboard. It turned out to be a contortionist evolution to access this fuse panel, having to fully withdraw the passenger seat and lay upside down on your back to get right underneath the dash to locate it. Hopefully, your excellent Toyota Production Team may consider moving this fuse panel to a more accessible location as a modification to later models to aid accessibility. The fuse for power outlet No2 is in the engine compartment and therefore much easier to access. Just a thought. John.

  2. Thank you for the courtesy of your reply. We are very pleased with our new Highlander, which replaced our LC5 Land Cruiser which gave us loyal service for over 16 years. I have just one comment regarding our Highlander which I would like to bring to your attention. I managed to blow the fuse for Power Outlet No 1, on the dashboard, by plugging in a defective dash cam. The 15 Amp fuse for this is on a fuse panel situated directly under the passenger side dashboard on the UK RHD version of the hybrid Highlander, which you have to be a contortionist to get to. It requires fully retracting the passenger seat and removing the plastic cover under the dash. You then have to lay, upside down to get yourself right under the dashboard in order to locate the fuse panel, which is a short oblong strip aligned to the rear, and is tucked away right up inside. Perhaps a modification to later vehicles may resolve this to allow easier access to these fuses. The fuse for Power Outlet No 2 is situated more simply, in the engine compartment and is much easier to access. Just a thought. Regards, John.

  3. Please will the new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid come in Bytone colours as well, like the Rav4 Dynamic Hybrid? Thanks

    1. Hi Emmanuel,
      Thank you for your interest in the Corolla Cross.
      More information on colours will be available soon.

      1. Thank you for the quick response. When considering colours for the Toyota corolla cross hybrid in UK, please don’t forget to include the “Obsedian Blue” colour in Bytone and in single colour as well. This “Obsedian Blue” colour is extremely beautiful for the SUV range. I’m looking forward to swap my C-HR for the Corolla Cross Hybrid preferably the Obsedian Blue colour. Please do not also forget to include black alloy wheels options like the Rav4 Dynamic Hybrid. Thank you.

  4. I have pledged my interest in the Corolla cross but now getting let down by nothing more then an autumn 22 release date, are there any positive dates for ordering & prices with specs for each model as we are half way through April 22 ! Do forgive my impatients.

    1. Hi Neil,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Unfortunately, we do not have any information on this just yet.
      Please keep an eye on our blog and social media channels for the latest information.

  5. Will the Corolla Cross be homologated for towing? I’m looking to replace my 2016 Prius which is homolgated for towing up to 750kg which is all I need

    1. Hi Martin,

      Thanks for your interest in the Corolla Cross. We expect it will be homologated to tow. Confirmation of this will be available closer to launch.


      1. I am to replace my Corolla next as it’s contact finish in April will the Corolla cross be available by this time next, if not then it will look at a new Corolla or my be a Rav 4

  6. Much like Neil’s post I was looking to order a Rav 4 back in January but saw the announcement re Corolla Cross due in the autumn and thought this would be more suited to my needs so held off. Given various media postings about delays in the auto industry generally due to chip shortages I am now wondering if the CC will be delivered this year and should I reconsider my earlier decision? Yours patiently.

    1. Hi Simon,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Unfortunately, we are unable to advise on delivery times for the Corolla Cross just yet as it is not yet in production.
      We apologise that we cannot assist you further.

  7. The Corolla Cross has been hyped yet there is no launch date. The car itself has been available elsewhere in the world for a couple of years now yet we in the UK are having to wait until goodness only knows when. I appreciate that there are some new features on the new European version but someone somewhere must know when it is due for release. People need to have an idea so that they can make decisions about whether to stay with Toyota or go elsewhere?

    1. Hi Peter,
      More information on the UK specification Corolla Cross will be available soon.

    1. Hi Paul, thanks for your feedback on the new Corolla Cross.

      We have no information on if it will be available on the Motability scheme at this time.


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