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Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid 2023: Australian pricing and release date revealed for RAV4 Hybrid alternative


For just an extra $2500 Australian buyers can add a fuel-efficient hybrid option to Toyota’s new Corolla Cross SUV

Toyota Australia has released the full pricing and list of features for its upcoming Corolla Cross small SUV ahead of its official release date in October.

The Corolla Cross will be sold with a petrol and hybrid option across three grades, consisting of the GX, GXL and flagship Atmos grade. Prices start at $33,000 before on-road costs.

With the Toyota RAV4 midsize SUV facing wait times in excess of 12 months, the Corolla Cross is likely to serve as a go-to alternative for Australian buyers thanks to its similar interior dimensions that sit on the larger side for a small SUV.

Toyota Corolla Cross 2023 side
The Toyota Corolla Cross will arrive in Australia in October with a hybrid option across the range

Frugal hybrid option with AWD

Toyota offers a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine as standard but for just $2500 more, buyers can option a front-wheel-drive hybrid option paired with the same powerplant.

Previous details released by Toyota have suggested the Corolla Cross GX FWD hybrid will use between 4.4 and 4.6L/100km of fuel, a figure that’s likely to offer significant cost savings over the petrol-only option.

Toyota doesn’t offer a hybrid AWD option for the base GX but does for the GXL and Atmos grade, with the all-paw option costing an additional $3000 over the FWD hybrid in both grades.

Power figures are yet to be confirmed but it’s likely that the Australian-specific Corolla Cross will produce the same total system output of 126kW in hybrid guise.

Toyota Corolla Cross 2023 touchscreen
Toyota will offer a 10.5-inch touchscreen in Australia

10.5-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay

The Corolla Cross is set to arrive with a host of changes that will soon filter through for the core Corolla small car range.

These include the availability of wireless Apple CarPlay, though Android Auto still remains a wired affair. Buyers are offered a choice of either an 8.0-inch touchscreen or a larger 10.5-inch unit on the GXL and Atmos grades. 

What does each variant in the Corolla Cross range include?

The FWD GX variant of the Corolla Cross includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, daytime running lights, heated and automated side mirrors and inside, automatic air conditioning, fabric seats and smart entry. 

Also standard on the base Corolla Cross is an 8.0-inch central touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto and DAB radio. 

On the mid-grade GXL variant, the vehicle will come with higher-grade LED headlights, front fog lights, rear privacy glass and roof rails. On the inside of the GXL, leather-accented and fabric combination seats feature, along with a leather-accented gear shifter and steering wheel and dual-zone air conditioning. 

Toyota Corolla Cross 2023 front
The Corolla Cross will be sold in three grades known as the GX, GXL and Atmos

The GXL also gains a larger 10.5-inch central touchscreen with satellite navigation as standard, along with a pair of USB-C ports for the rear passengers. 

The flagship Corolla Cross Atmos gains larger 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof and a power tailgate. 

On the interior of the Atmos, leather-accented seats with heating are standard for the front pews, with eight-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat. 

Also included on this high specification is a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, automatic rain-sensing wipers and a 12.3-inch digital instrument display.  

Toyota Corolla Cross 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GX petrol: $33,000
  • GX hybrid (FWD): $35,500
  • GXL petrol: $36,750
  • GXL hybrid (FWD): $39,250
  • GXL hybrid (AWD): $42,250
  • Atmos petrol: $43,550
  • Atmos hybrid (FWD): $46,050
  • Atmos hybrid (AWD): $49,050