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What is a hybrid crossover car and what do you need it for?

What is a hybrid crossover car and what do you need it for?

  • Spacious interiors, fuel efficiency and state-of-the-art safety features are just some of the things that Toyota offers with its first hybrid crossover venture
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If there’s a vehicular embodiment of being the best of both worlds, it’s probably none other than a hybrid crossover car. The name says it all: It’s both a hybrid and a crossover. 

Run by a gasoline-fed engine and an electric motor, a hybrid car can switch between both power sources or combine them depending on the situation. Armed with batteries that automatically charge, hybrid cars are known to consume less gasoline.

[READ: The future of sustainable mobility is electric]

A crossover simply serves as the middle ground between sedans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in terms of size, appearance and capabilities. Put these two together and that’s exactly what a hybrid crossover is.

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The sleek Corolla Cross is Toyota’s first hybrid crossover venture (Photo from Toyota)

But why would you need this type of car in your life? 

According to psychographics presented by Toyota for its latest model—the stylishly urban Toyota Corolla Cross—88 percent of motorists will find a hybrid crossover car an ideal vehicle for self-transportation and morning commutes. The Corolla Cross also has the preferred vehicle body type for business and work purposes, as well as holiday trips with your spouse and friends. The features on Toyota’s first hybrid crossover venture prove that it is ideal for life’s three most important aspects: work, play and family.

For work

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Bid goodbye to your days of driving a cramped car to work with the help of Toyota Corolla Cross (Photo from Toyota)

A cramped car is the last thing you’d need after completing your nine to five shift. You’d want at least some legroom to stretch out those sore muscles, which you won’t be able to do if your car doesn’t have enough space.

Crossover cars like the Corolla Cross are more spacious than sedans, giving you ample space for yourself that serves as a breather after hours spent in the confines of your office. On the flip side, it is more compact compared to SUVs, saving you from the hassle of finding a parking space big enough to fit your car in the city. 

Workers chasing deadlines or pulling graveyard shifts will find the Corolla Cross’ LED headlights useful as it makes it easy to drive in the dark. The curtain daytime running lights exclusive to the Corolla Cross also increase your visibility to other drivers on the road, especially during inclement weather.

If you’re stuck in traffic, you don’t have to worry about harming the environment with high carbon emissions because Corolla Cross is fuel-efficient as well. This also makes it far from being a gas guzzler so you save a lot on gas. 

For leisure

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You need a car that fits your vacation trip needs (Photo by Ondrej Bocek on Unsplash)

You know what they say: Work hard, but play harder. When this pandemic is over and you can finally go on vacation—visit tourist destinations or head to the beach—you’d need a mode of transportation that will help keep you relaxed even on the way there. The two-row Corolla Cross has a 440L cargo capacity ideal for these vacation trips, with ample height that provides enough space for your luggage. No more worrying about where to put the coolers and picnic baskets, and those sports paraphernalia for that beach volleyball or tennis game you’ve been missing. 

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No more dull moments on the road with Corolla Cross’ extensive entertainment system (Photo from Toyota)

Corolla Cross also makes for a smooth ride despite the speed bumps or rough roads. The crossover uses large and soft bushings that isolate vibration and provide cushioning in all seats. You won’t get bored during long drives either, with the hybrid crossover’s extensive entertainment system that includes features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Even when you’re looking for a car that can take you to leisure activities right now, the Corolla Cross remains a good option. With its spacious and comfortable interiors, it’s perfect for going to drive-in movies and events which are all the rage at the moment. 

For family

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Buckle up and enjoy the state-of-the-art safety features of Corolla Cross on the road (Photo by cfarnsworth from Pixabay)

The most important factor that a car can offer your family is safety. A car with state-of-the-art safety features will give you peace of mind when your family is on board, and that’s what the Toyota Safety Sense technology is all about.

The Corolla Cross safety features include a pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam system, lane departure alert, and lane tracing assist. You’re also in a better place to avoid road accidents, thanks to the car’s elevated driving position which gives a wider field of view and helps minimize blind spots. Corolla Cross’ V hybrid version also comes with a blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert, which make it easier to be aware of other vehicles around you.

The car also has large and spacious doors that make entering or exiting the vehicle easy even when you’re carrying a baby or toddler. 

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Overall, a hybrid crossover car like Corolla Cross is a versatile vehicle that contains features for every important aspect of life. With an emphasis on comfort, utility and safety, it truly is perfect for everyday use and ensures an ergonomic and enjoyable ride for both drivers and passengers.

Check out Toyota’s official YouTube channel and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more information and updates on how you can score the new Toyota Corolla Cross. © 2020. Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc.