Toyota Cross Hybrid: An SUV with cutting-edge hybrid technology and impressive fuel efficiency

The elegant and bold design, modern technology, quietness and superb fuel efficiency are what make the all-new Toyota Cross Hybrid stand out from the crowd.

The Toyota Cross Hybrid is a sleek and stylish crossover SUV combining the best of two worlds: the fuel efficiency of a hybrid and the outstanding utility of an SUV.

Elegant and Bold exterior

Make your presence known with the all-new Cross.

The SUV exudes presence with its active, bold and dynamic look — a sure-fire to stand out from the crowd.

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The prominent double trapezoid grille wears the Toyota emblem proudly. This striking appearance is further emphasised by the ‘light curtain’ effect on Daytime Running Light (DRL) and clearance lamp.

Not only that, the Cross Hybrid includes unique badging, blue Toyota logos, and blue accents on the headlights.

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Moreover, viewed from the side, the SUV sports muscular curves on its front and rear fenders and its pronounced shoulders above the rear wheel arches underline the SUV robust character giving the Cross Hybrid an aggressive appearance.

The All-new Corolla Cross Hybrid is available in 5 stunning colour options with Attitude Black Metallic, Nebula Blue Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Metal Steam and Celestite Grey.

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Interior: Comfort and Convenience

The Toyota Cross Hybrid on the inside is equally as stunning as the outside.

The attention-to-detail, distinctive style and the premium feel of each accessory reveal the very essence of the Toyota brand.

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Other than that, the Cross Hybrid seats five passengers comfortably. The interior is surprisingly spacious. Both front and back seats provided plenty of standard legs and headroom.

Boosting the quality and affluent interior feel is the quiet cabin.

The immersive cabin provides a pleasant and comfortable escape from the loud and hectic traffic outside.

Furthermore, the compact crossover offers plenty of technology and comfort creatures for all passengers to enjoy.

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At the heart of the cabin is a seamlessly integrated 7-inch display audio system that enables full, seamless smartphone integration compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.

The Hybrid SUV puts convenience at the touch of your fingertips.

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You are in control of every mile of your journey from start to finish with the multi-function steering that allows you to keep your eyes on the road.

Another highlighted feature is the sport digital meters, which helps the driver access vital and safety information quickly and enhances the driving experience.

Engineered to offer high-quality performance and safety

Under the hood, the Toyota Cross Hybrid is powered by the 4th Generation Toyota Hybrid Electric System.

The technology enhances the synergy between an electric motor and an engine by employing a high-voltage power-control system for greater motor output.

The hybrid system is taken from the 4th-gen Toyota Prius and Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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The Japanese automaker has made significant improvements in the 4th generation hybrid powertrain, delivering impressive fuel efficiency, handling, stability, durability, uncompromised space, quietness and responsive acceleration.

Not only that, the 4th Generation Hybrid Electric battery also lasts longer.

Moreover, the Toyota Cross Hybrid is powered by a 1.8L in-line 16-valve DOHC ( with Dual VVT-i) making a maximum output of 72 kW at 5,200 rpm along with a peak torque of 142 Nm at 3,600 rpm. Whereas, the electric motor generator has a max output of 53kW and 163 Nm.

The SUV also sits on the leading automotive Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform which is built around the Toyota’s DNA for quality, durability and reliability.

When it comes to safety, the Japanese automaker is ahead of the game.

The Toyota Cross Hybrid comes with advanced and comprehensive safety and driver assistance systems provided by the Toyota Safety Sense.

Notable safety features include 7 SRS Airbags, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), 6 Parking Sensors, Automatic High Beam (AHB), Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) and many more,

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Behind the wheel of the Cross Hybrid

As for performance, the Cross Hybrid packs more power and efficiency than the regular model.

The Bruneian team had a chance to test out the 1.8-litre engine with the fourth generation self-charging hybrid electric system that delivers smooth performance and power for our long drive from the Toyota Showroom in Gadong to Tutong.

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We spent our time in the busy area Gadong moving along effortlessly and quietly with the cars around us turning heads.

It also comes with four driving modes, including Eco, Normal, Power and EV for a tailored driving experience.

Meanwhile, we tested out the EV drive mode switch which allowed us to drive on electric power at low speeds for short distances to save fuel.

Moreover, along with the twist and turns of the tight roads from the city to Seri Kenangan Beach in Tutong, the responsive steering and handling are good and there was minimal body roll.

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The 5-seater also boasts optimal road performance and road-holding capabilities throughout the drive. It was perfectly stable and planted to the ground which inspired confidence from behind the wheel.

Adding to that, the SUV also maintains its confidence and control over potholes and puddles.

Other than that, the wide range of advanced driver assistance and safety features on the Hybrid SUV was a great help and certainly made our driving easier and safer.

Moreover, the cabin was also exceptionally quiet and tranquil with the muted road, wind, and traffic noise.

No matter where you sit, the five-seater boasts comfort and premium comfort for both driver and passenger.

Nonetheless, the Hybrid SUV is no doubt a good choice for long-distance traveling.

Overall, combining cutting-edge hybrid technology, athletic design, and versatile interior, the Toyota Cross Hybrid is the ultimate SUV that guarantees high-quality performance and outstanding quietness.

Have a closer look at the Toyota Cross Hybrid and book a test drive with the auto dealer NBT Brunei and follow them on Instagram @toyotabrunei for further information.

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