Right now, we are loving everything Hybrid, hybrid working, hybrid living, hybrid dogs and cats, but most of all I think we are all starting to quickly fall in love with hybrid cars. Why? Because we care about our emissions of course, but also because hybrid means we don’t have to choose between the new tech and the old tech. We can have the best of both worlds operating seamlessly as we drive.
Everyone has a picture in their mind when you say the words Toyota Corolla, right? Such an iconic car brand. But is that picture an SUV? Is that picture a hybrid electric vehicle? Well the good news is, now it will be. The all-new Corolla Cross Hybrid SUV from New Zealand’s favourite, most trusted car brand Toyota is going to both surprise and delight.
Size-wise, this SUV sits somewhere between the Toyota C-HR and the RAV4, compact for an SUV. Sporty. Practical. Each model in the line-up includes a 2.0 litre hybrid electric engine that produces 146kW (which is higher than the Corolla Hatch and Wagon), so you won’t need to sacrifice on zippiness when deciding on your affordability.
But let’s get real here for a minute, for most women our cars are our second homes; we keep stuff in there – gym bags, toiletry bags, mummy bags. It’s a coffee shop on the go. A water station. A place to powder your nose. Expect no less from the Corolla Cross. This is a Corolla with great boot space, cubby holes and more, but throw in all the tech features and this completely connected car is hybrid living and working on the move.
Toyota is committed to a reduction in CO2 emissions in NZ, so expect a huge range of affordable hybrids over the next few months and years. The Corolla Cross is now a fifth-generation petrol hybrid electric engine (M20A-FXS engine with E-CVT transmission, to be precise) and it meets the Euro 5 emissions ratings. Once you factor in the Government’s clean car rebate, the Corolla Cross makes this car our bet for most popular hybrid in Aotearoa. So hop on in. Sing like no one is listening and dance like nobody’s watching in this all new compact Hybrid SUV. Let’s go places. Whoo-hoo!
If you’d like to learn more about the Hybrid SUV Corolla Cross, head to www.toyota.co.nz/corolla-cross to book a test drive.