Updated Toyota Corolla Cross HEV launched in PH with all hybrid lineup

Updated Apr 12, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This updated hybrid crossover starts at P1.498 million.

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has officially launched the refreshed Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). This comes just a few months after its initial ASEAN debut in Thailand.

2024 Toyota Corolla Cross HEV

2024 Toyota Corolla Cross HEV

Of note, this is still the current XG10 generation model, but the brand gave this refreshed ride a slicker new look, as well as more amenities. Plus, TMP decided to drop the internal combustion-only variants in favor of an entirely hybrid-powered lineup.

The question now is, what can prospective buyers expect from the 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross HEV?


As mentioned above, the Corolla Cross HEV’s G and V trims get a slicker look courtesy of a new honeycomb grille. This detail goes together with a pair of new LED headlamps & daytime running lamps, as well as a more detailed front bumper that now features faux air vents.

2024 Toyota Corolla Cross HEV (GR-S variant pictured)

2024 Toyota Corolla Cross HEV (GR-S variant pictured)

Towards the sides, the vehicle pretty much retains the same outline and shape, but the top-spec GR-S trim now gets a new panoramic moon. The rear of the updated Corolla Cross meanwhile, still has wraparound LED taillights and a chunky rear bumper.

To make it stand out more, the top-spec GR-S (Gazoo Racing) trim gets a unique set of body kits. This includes an alternate front and rear bumper, as well as a sportier-looking grille. The GR-S and V also get the largest wheels at 18 inches, while the G rides on a 17-inch set of wheels.

Corolla Cross HEV from the rear

Corolla Cross HEV from the rear

Other exterior features present on the Corolla Cross HEV are rain-sensing wipers, roof rails, LED front and rear fog lamps, and power-folding side mirrors.


Inside, the Corolla Cross HEV for 2024 still retains a five-seater configuration, but it features a host of new features such as automatic climate controls with rear vents, rear USB-C ports, and a kick-activated power tailgate, among others.

Corolla Cross HEV's cockpit

Corolla Cross HEV's cockpit

The refreshed model’s cockpit likewise gets larger displays, including a seven-inch digital and analog instrument display for the V trim. The GR-S variant meanwhile, gets a fully digital 12.3-inch gauge cluster. Both the V and GR-S also have power-adjustable driver’s seats.

Furthermore, the 2024 Corolla Cross replaced now has an electronic parking brake with auto-hold functionality. This replaces the old pedal parking brake on the outgoing model.

The GR-S and V trims get leather-clad seats

The GR-S and V trims get leather-clad seats

In addition, the refreshed crossover also gets a push-to-start button, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a center armrest for the front and rear cabins, 60:40 split-folding rear seats, and many other amenities.

Tech & Safety

Handling on-board entertainment for the updated Corolla Cross is a 10-inch touchscreen central display. This screen is linked to a six-piece speaker system, and it offers wireless Apple CarPlay as well as wireless Android Auto. Keeping one’s smartphone topped up is likewise made easier aboard this Toyota thanks to a wireless charging pad.

Inside the Corolla Cross HEV

Inside the Corolla Cross HEV with its central display in full view

For safety, it gets what you’d expect from a modern crossover. As standard, it has a total of seven airbags, anti-lock braking with electric brake-force distribution, stability control, etc.

Parking is then made easier thanks to the presence of a rear-view parking camera and rear parking sensors. Higher-spec trims add to those with a 360-degree-view parking camera and front parking sensors.

To provide assistance and more convenience for its driver, this updated model also gets Toyota Safety Sense. This is the brand’s suite of advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) which includes automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, dynamic cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, as well as a pre-collision system.


Propelling all three trims of the 2024 Corolla Cross HEV is a 1.8-liter hybrid system. At the most, its gasoline engine and electric motor can make a combined 120 horsepower and 142 Nm of torque.

The updated crossover from the side

The updated crossover from the side

Power is sent to the updated Corolla Cross HEV’s front wheels via a continuous variable transmission (CVT). To squeeze more efficiency and performance out of its hybrid powertrain, this model also gets eco, power, as well as an electric vehicle (EV) mode.

For suspensions, this refreshed model gets McPherson struts for the front and a torsion beam suspension for the rear. These are further enhanced with GR-S tuning for the top-spec model.

A look inside the Corolla Cross HEV's trunk

A look inside the Corolla Cross HEV's trunk

Braking meanwhile, is provided by discs for all four wheels.


Where pricing is concerned, the entry-level Corolla Cross HEV G retails at Php 1,498,000. The mid-spec Corolla Cross HEV V is priced at Php 1,763,000, while the top-spec GR-S trim is priced at Php 1,917,000.

For those who want to see the 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross HEV in the metal, note that it’ll be on display at SM Aura, Taguig City until April 14, 2024.

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Know more about Toyota Corolla Cross 2024

Toyota Corolla Cross

The 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross is a hybrid-powered five-seater crossover. For the Philippine market, it has three variants - the G, mid-spec V, and the top-spec GR-S. These are offered with a price ranging from Php 1,498,000 to Php 1,917,000. 

Size-wise, the Corolla Cross HEV is 4,460mm long, 1,825mm wide, and 1,620mm in height. The R-S trim is slightly shorter in length at 4,455mm. All trims have a wheelbase length spanning 2,640mm. 

Propelling all variants of the Corolla Cross HEV is a 1.8-liter engine paired with an electric motor. Together, this system can output 121 horsepower and 142 NM of torque. Power is sent to its front wheels via a continuously variable transmission. 

Locally, the Corolla Cross HEV competes against the Geely Azkarra, Ford Territory, Chery Tiggo 7 Pro, and Mazda CX-30, among others. 

₱ 1,498,000 - ₱ 1,917,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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