Toyota expanded its lineup for the 2022 model year with a new crossover based on one of its most popular car models. The Corolla Cross slots into the Toyota lineup beneath the RAV4 and mimics many of its namesake’s styling touches and tech features. Though the standard gas-powered Corolla Cross returns a respectable 32 mpg combined, Toyota has announced a new Corolla Cross Hybrid that delivers even better fuel economy.
Since the Corolla Cross just debuted, changes for the Hybrid model are few. In addition to its new powertrain, Toyota gives the new hybrid its latest infotainment system and two new trim levels. The Corolla Cross Hybrid comes in five trims: S, SE, XSE, LE, and XLE.
Toyota hasn’t elaborated on when the Corolla Cross Hybrid will land or how much it will cost, but we can gather some clues from the standard model. The 2022 Corolla Cross starts at around $24,000, so the Hybrid will come with a slight markup. The automaker will build the Corolla Cross Hybrid at the joint Mazda Toyota Manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama. Toyota says it will eventually have the capacity to produce up to 150,000 Corolla Cross units each year.