The Toyota Corolla goes upmarket
TOYOTA’S new Corolla has arrived in the UK in hatchback, estate and saloon formats. The 18 model hatch and estate line-up comes with the choice of two hybrid powertrains with the introduction of a new 2.0-litre petrol/electric set-up, which has been engineered for a more sporty drive and develops 178bhp.
Built at Toyota’s UK factory in Burnaston at Derby, the Corolla replaces the Auris and sees the return of the world’s most popular nameplate to the British market.
As well as the new 2.0-litre powertrain, it is available with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and a revamped version of the current 1.8-litre hybrid system.
All models will feature Toyota’s latest generation of safety systems, which now include a pre-collision set-up that can detect pedestrians day and night.
Across the four-trim range the Corolla will have LED headlights, heated front seats and a reversing camera, among its standard features.
The Corolla will also come with Toyota’s Touch 2 multimedia system with its 8in display screen.
Sat nav and a 7in TFT instrument panel display are part of a Tech upgrade.
Range-topping Excel versions of the Corolla hatch will sit on 18in alloys and will also feature keyless entry, sport front seats with part leather upholstery and have the option of an opening panoramic sunroof, a bi-tone paint finish and, on the 2.0-litre models, an uprated JBL sound system.
The new Toyota Corolla