2024 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Nightshade Edition Unveiled

2024 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Nightshade Edition Unveiled

Toyota has elevated the style of its 2024 Corolla Cross Hybrid lineup with the debut of the Nightshade Special Edition. Exclusive to the Corolla Cross Hybrid and based on the SE grade, the Nightshade Edition adds a distinct touch to this already feature-packed SUV.

Featuring striking 18-inch gloss black sport alloy wheels, a chic black and red fabric-trimmed interior with red accent stitching, and sleek black-accented head and tail lamps, the Nightshade Edition brings a subtle yet distinctive elegance to the Corolla Cross.

In addition to the SE grade foundation, the Corolla Cross Hybrid Nightshade boasts blacked-out badges, black exterior door handles, mirrors, and an integrated rear lip spoiler. The final flourish to its exterior aesthetics comes in the form of three sophisticated paint options: a stealthy Jet Black, Barcelona Red with a Jet Black Roof, or Celestite Gray with a Jet Black Roof.

This model also includes practical accessories for life on the move, such as a roof rack for extra storage, wireless charging, a frameless HomeLink Rearview Mirror, and standard carpet floor mats.

For the 2024 model year, the Corolla Cross Hybrid Nightshade Edition joins the S, SE, and XSE grades, providing a range of options for drivers to match their budget and style preferences. In 2024, the SE and XSE also receive updates to their wireless charger.

High-Performance Fifth Generation Toyota Hybrid System

Exclusively equipped with Electronic On Demand All-Wheel Drive (e-AWD), the Corolla Cross Hybrid leverages the robust TNGA-C platform for impressive performance, a comfortable ride, and ample interior space. What sets it apart is the exceptional cargo capacity, making it the ideal choice for various adventures.

Under the hood, the Corolla Cross Hybrid boasts the Fifth Generation Toyota Hybrid System combined with the e-AWD system, offering a potent blend of power and fuel efficiency. With 196 net system horsepower and a quick 0-60 time of 8.0 seconds, the Corolla Cross Hybrid delivers an exhilarating driving experience while achieving an impressive estimated 42 combined miles per gallon for all grades. Its Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) further enhances fuel efficiency.

This sporty model offers both an approachable exterior design and a higher driving position thanks to the TNGA-C platform. It’s also a versatile SUV, offering 21.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space with the rear seats up, a 1,500-pound towing capacity, and 8 inches of ground clearance. The sport-tuned double-wishbone multi-link rear suspension ensures a capable yet comfortable ride, featuring coil springs, trailing arms, a stabilizer bar, and hydraulic shock absorbers.

Distinctive Choices Across the Grades

The 2024 Corolla Cross Hybrid is available in three grades: S, SE, and XSE, each offering unique features that set them apart from their gasoline counterparts. The S and SE grades come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen, a sport-tuned suspension, LED headlights and taillights, and smart key access. The XSE grade adds available two-toned paint options and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The SE grade includes privacy glass, roof rails, paddle shifters, as well as standard Blind-Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Moving up to the XSE grade, the Corolla Cross Hybrid gets even sportier with standard 18-inch alloy wheels, premium LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights, SofTex®-trimmed seats, heated front seats, and a power driver’s seat.

For exterior color choices, the 2024 Corolla Cross Hybrid SE and XSE grades offer four two-tone combinations and several single-tone options to suit your preferences.

Cutting-Edge Toyota Audio Multimedia System

All 2024 Corolla Cross grades feature the Toyota Audio Multimedia system as standard. It includes Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, along with USB-C charge ports to keep your devices ready for action. Designed by Toyota’s Connected Technologies team, this system offers enhanced connectivity and convenience features with Over-the-Air (OTA) updates. Users can easily interact with the system through intuitive touch and voice activation controls.

With the optional Connected Service Drive Connect subscription, drivers and passengers gain access to Intelligent Assistant, Cloud Navigation, and Destination Assist. Intelligent Assistant allows voice-activated commands for various functions, while Cloud Navigation keeps you updated with the latest maps, traffic, and routing information.

Destination Assist provides 24/7 live agent assistance for navigation. The Corolla Cross also offers dual Bluetooth® phone connectivity, Wi-Fi Connect subscription for 4G connectivity, and Integrated Streaming to link your Apple Music® and Amazon Music subscriptions to the vehicle for onboard control.

Enhanced Toyota Safety Sense 3.0

In addition to the robust TNGA-C platform, all 2024 Corolla Cross models come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, featuring advanced safety systems with improved detection capabilities. The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection can now detect motorcyclists under certain conditions. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist offer refined lane-keeping assistance.

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) enhances long-distance driving confidence, while Automatic High Beams and Road Sign Assist improve visibility and awareness. The Corolla Cross also includes Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and Toyota’s Rear Seat Reminder as standard safety features.

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