Toyota Corolla Hybrid
The Toyota Corolla was first launched in 1966 and the new model now returns to take the place of Toyota Auris. We have always questioned why the Corolla was dropped in the first place!! However its now back and been brought into the 21st Century, it looks great on the exterior, whilst the interior is very plush and roomy with lots of storage. Its comfortable and stylish to drive, as well as being economical with a choice of hybrid petrol engines, a 1.8 or 2.0 litre. If a hybrid is not for you then there is a 1.2 petrol available with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The 8-inch touch screen infotainment system is easy to use, and Bluetooth connectivity is available, but sat nav is not included as standard and there is no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto available yet, disappointing but we are hopeful Toyota will revisit this soon. As standard the Corolla has heated front seats, electronic parking brake and reversing camera, an absolute must for some.
There’s a choice of trim levels with the Excel model giving you 18 inch alloys, front sport seats, part leather upholstery, dual climate control and LED front fog lights.
The car is available as a Hatchback, in 4 different trim levels. The Icon, Icon Tech, Design and Excel.
Also available in a Touring Sports adding the Sports Trek and Sports Excel.
Then the Saloon model with Icon, Icon Tech and Design trim levels, so a car for every need.
The Toyota Corolla has always been a firm favourite and this new version looks set to continue the trend, with over 46 million Corollas sold since the model was first introduced. We can’t see anything other than that figure rising…rapidly