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Toyota Corolla Cross (2022): first road test, consumption of the new full hybrid

Toyota Corolla Cross is the new C-Class SUV based on the Corolla platform. At first it was not supposed to come out in Italy, but then it was confirmed with an interesting business proposal in choosing Operation group: only twoeach with one option to choose from and all of that really Very complete in standard equipment.

Although it may only appear to be the “highlighted” version of its sibling, the Corolla Cross actually offers several new features, perhaps hidden but not irrelevant. The hybrid system is in its fifth generation, and it is improving compared to the past: it does not change the operating logic but improves performance by reducing the weight of its components and efficient filing.

In addition, the technology is taking an important step forward: digital hardware as standard on all versions, new hardware for ADAS and semi-autonomous driving, and new software with OTA updates capable of adding active security features.

Before we continue, here are the technical characteristics that were already revealed at the time of the announcement and the official pricing that we will then discuss in the final chapter of this road test regarding the offer with financing and promotions.


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The fifth generation of Toyota Hybrid

At the wheel of the Corolla Cross 2022, the fifth-generation hybrid system does not differ in general behavior and operating logic. they change But significantly Available powersomething in everyday driving You will appreciate when you overtake Outside the cities, accelerate to free an intersection or overtake the highway. With the S-Cross Hybrid, which costs less, you’re driving much longer shutter speeds that require more programming to maneuver. Corolla Cross, on the other hand, benefits in the version with a 2-liter gasoline, almost 200 hp (197 hp) and is notable, not limited to only the technical data sheet.

The four-cylinder engine delivers 152 hp and a maximum torque of 190 Nm, but that’s not what matters because the permanent magnet synchronous electric motor has taken a huge leap forward.

In the 2.0 front-wheel drive, it takes in 113 hp and 206 Nm of torque, for a Total 197 hp vs. the previous generation’s 184 hp (on the CH-R and pre-styled Corolla). The same total power is delivered by 4×4 version Four-wheel drive though It uses a second, more performance electric motor now Compared to the fourth generation: 41 hp and 84 Nm of torque.

There will also be a hybrid version with a capacity of 1.8 liters of petrol and a total power of 140 hp: at launch we will see it only in Turkey and Israel, it will not have all-wheel drive, it accelerates from 0 to 100 in 9.9 seconds and it will debut in Italy.

For both versions, however, The battery is new: More compact, it improves power output, reduces weight and has a new climate control and heat management system.

Road test and consumption

Apart from the numbers, the differences can be seen outside the datasheet. The car feels more balanced as it accelerates and picks up speed, while maintaining the CVT effect due to Toyota’s hybrid and planetary system (we talked about it here).

In terms of mechanics and propulsion reactions, things don’t change much: the platform is the same, here it goes down with greater height from the ground and a soft absorption setup, without experiencing that annoying effect that will then be overpaid. Bodywork movements on bumps and holes. A small roll in the corners, where the car betrays most of the ground clearance, suspension with MacPherson front suspension and independent rear suspension with two wishbones complement a good level of equipment.

Excellent first feedback also from the four-wheel drive system, used only on the road where it stands out in the curves for its dynamic contribution to the benefit of stability in all situations, even when we force the footing. The car “splits” the torque (not physically, but adds traction to the rear when needed via the electric motor) to help with those mountain/hill-driven stretches where we let the zest take off.


Acoustic comfort is average in terms of air hissing, excellent comfort and some competitors do a better job. The electric motor often and willingly intervenes, reaching a path highway only 62% of airport driving is electric thanks to some delays. The car showed an interesting consumption at these fifty kilometers (the maximum speed in Spain is 120 km / h): 5.1 liters per 100 km.

On the mixed roadhighway, and out of urban almost all in Sport mode for a performance test and some trips to towns and villages, the average was excellent 5.7 liters Every 100 kilometers, in line with a diesel of its size compressed in this way during a test session. In the Citizen traits You can safely go down to 4 / 4.5 liters every 100 km.

It should be noted, for those unfamiliar with it, that the CVT-like system separates rev and speed, and the 2.0 Atkinson engine aggressively enters the passenger compartment during sporty driving. In addition to, Among the weak pointsthe plastics in the passenger compartment (hard, well-assembled but very “rough” to see and touch) and sunshades that look lilliputian compared to the glazed surface of the side windows, let the sun in practically all those positions in which we find it on the side, with great inconvenience due to the possibility of Our inability to fully protect ourselves.

Infotainment, ADAS and semi-independent guide

great progress In terms of infotainment, Toyota has now learned its lesson: goodbye to ’90s fronts, goodbye to unresponsive screens, and goodbye to practicality with a lack of fluidity. Now it offers us a 10.5 inch HD screen with a very simple, really intuitive and complete interface and ease of use: liquid In cranking, switching between applications and daily operations. The system is also connected to the network, and after the first 4 years with a small subscription, you can continue to enjoy matte updates, traffic, smartphone application support that remotely controls the car and adds all reporting services. internal computer.

Excellent performance even for level 2 semi-autonomous driving and ADAS. Here there are no indifferent hardware developments: Toyota Safety Sense radar and front camera are new, they see more in all directions, see better up close and work with improved software and, above all, upgradeable.

In fact, even the ADAS module can introduce new features when it receives an OTA update, the first features are already planned for 2023. The Corolla Cross also has software that also recognizes with anti-collision motorcycles and objects on the road (plus pedestrians, cyclists and cars, obviously ). Brakes on its own even in the opposite direction and in slow forward maneuvers if you choose LOUNGE, warns of the arrival of vehicles or road users while the doors are open

Technical Data 2.0H 197 CV


Technique

  • Engine: 2.0 . four-cylinder hybrid petrol
  • Power: 112 kW (152 CV)
  • Torque: 190 Nm
  • Electric: 83 kW (113 hp) and 206 Nm electric
  • Maximum power (overall): 197 hp (146 kW)
  • Change: e-CVT
  • Drive: front (two-wheel drive) or integrated (four-wheel drive)
  • Suspension: MacPherson front, independent rear with wishbone
  • Brakes: 4 ventilated discs, ABS with EBD and brake assist

Dimensions

  • Length: 4,460 mm
  • Width: 1,825 mm
  • Height: 1625 mm
  • Pitch: 2,640 mm
  • Ground clearance: 16cm
  • Load capacity: 390-425 liters
  • Bridges: 18 inches
  • Tyres: 225/50 R18
  • Weight: 1440-1555 kg in running order
  • Battery: 0.84 kWh

performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.7 seconds (7.6 seconds on 4×4)
  • Consumption: 5.1-5.4 l / 100 km (WLTP combined)
  • CO2 emissions: 114/122 grams per kilometer (WLTP combined)
  • Steering diameter: 10.4m

Price: 38000 euros

price and equipment

Toyota Corolla Cross starting from A List price 38000 euros, the number indicates 197 horsepower 2.0 hours in the TREND and 2WD setting. The all-wheel drive direction with 2.0H starts from 40,500 euros.

It is impossible not to praise the option of reducing the confusion of price lists: TREND has everything as standardThe only option you can buy is the panoramic glass roof (800 euros). Digital devices (12.3″ standard) as well as infotainment with 10.5″ HD display (with cloud navigation and 4-year OTA updates), Android Auto (wired) and Apple CarPlay Wireless. There are 2 rear USB-C and one front USB-A, wireless charging.

As standard (almost) all ADAS, including new generation adaptive cruise control, vehicle lane with active steering, cameras, rearview camera, Full LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/50 tires, lightweight adjustable heated electric mirrors, rain sensor , tinted rear windows, dual-zone climate, ambient lighting, front armrest with cabin and more.

Offer with financing (indicated in TREND 2WD) offers a price tag of 38,000 euros and a discount of 3,500 euros. The advance is 10800 euros, Installments €269 per monthfuture value guaranteed at 50% and 15,000 km per annum (APR 6.95%).

hall (41,000 euros) offers a standard glass roof (electric blind), the seats are leather and fabric, the audio system is JBL, the satellite navigator has offline maps resident in memory, ADAS has more automatic braking in reverse when maneuvering , front and rear parking sensors with anti-collision function (avoiding walls and obstacles at low speed, “anti-distraction” function) and blind spot monitoring. Optional only? All-leather seats (800 euros).

For all versions and all settings there is an absolutely discount of €2000 that can be extended to a total of €3500 if you choose Toyota Easy financing. with upgradeand without scraping, The price of the Corolla Cross starts from 34,500 euros. there Warranty can be extended to 15 years With Toyota Relax Plus, which only requires regular maintenance on the official network.

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