Toyota announced today that the brand new 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid will be available to customers next year. The best part? Every SUV will be manufactured at Huntsville’s Mazda Toyota plant.
Here’s what you need to know about the new crossover SUV and Huntsville’s role in rolling it out.
Expanding the Corolla line
The Corolla Cross Hybrid is an all-wheel drive vehicle that will usher in Toyota’s Fifth Generation Hybrid System. Car people, here are the stats you’ll care about:
- 194 horsepower
- 0-60 in 8.0 seconds
- 37 combined miles per gallon
The following color combinations will be available:
- Wind Chill Pearl
- Sonic Silver
- Jet Black Mica
- Barcelona Red Metallic
- Blue Crush Metallic
It’ll be available in LE and XLE editions, plus sport grades: S, SE and XSE. Tech specs include the new Toyota Multimedia System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and USB-C charging ports to keep all your devices juiced up.
Plus, you can be sure that safety will be no concern. The SUV is outfitted with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, automatic braking, Lane Departure Alert, Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist.
The Corolla Cross Hybrid isn’t available for purchase yet, but you can sign up online for updates to let you know exactly when it’s time to place your order.
Mazda Toyota a boon to local industry
Mazda Toyota has brought thousands of jobs to the area since it was announced in 2018. Just last fall, the first dealer-ready vehicle rolled off the production line: a 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross.
The plant also produces the Mazda CX-50, a mid-sized SUV that went on the market earlier this year. The Corolla Cross Hybrid and the CX-50 are both exclusively manufactured at the Huntsville plant, cementing the Rocket City’s place in the automotive industry.
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