Toyota presents sportier and more agile Corolla Hybrid
Toyota presents next-gen Corolla hatch with additional drivetrain upgrades and sportier overall performance. Thanks to the 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol unit, the vehicle is capable of producing a total of 125kW and peak torque of 200Nm. Sweet.
Furthermore, this power unit is mated to an intelligent manual gearbox that offers shorter gear shifts and improved fuel efficiency. Sweet. And the coolest thing of all – it comes with paddle shifters and a dedicated sport mode.
Additional drivetrain goodies include the well-known Toyota New Global Architecture platform that ensures low centre of gravity, improved front-to-rear weight balance and more rigid body. When you think about it, this is a 2 in 1 feature – more aggressive road behavior, mixed with enhanced safety features. Sweet!
What would also please fans is that the new range will be offered with additional hybrid system variants across all trim levels. Toyota has already revealed the 1.8-liter Atkinson Cycle power unit for Prius and as expected, it would be a rival to other electric drive systems.
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Of course, these upgrades are not alone – new Corolla will be offered with revised LED headlamps, revised multimedia system and electric park brake. Furthermore, standard equipment includes 18-inch alloys, 8-inch satellite navigation screen, dual-zone climate control, 8-speaker JBL audio system and numerous more.