Toyota is on something of a roll at the moment. Hot on the heels of the eyecatching CH-R crossover comes the new Corolla, which replaces the competent if somewhat anodyne Auris.
With sharper styling, more engaging handling and a muchimproved interior, the new design has the potential to shake up the family car market.
Three body styles will be available from launch, with a handsome new saloon alongside the hatchback and estate options (both of which will be built at Toyota’s UK plant in Derbyshire).
No diesel engine will be offered this time, but there will be a range of petrol engines, including two different hybrid options: a 1.8-litre 122PS unit and a high performance two-litre 180PS model. Prices for the nonhybrid 1.2-litre petrol turbo will start from £21,300.
SEVEN-YEAR WARRANTY FROM MG
MG was the fastest-growing car brand in the UK last year, thanks in part to its affordable prices and generous warranties.
The brand’s two latest models – the ZS crossover and the revamped MG3 hatchback – both come with an impressive sevenyear, 80,000-mile warranty.
MG is one of only a handful of manufacturers in the UK to offer such a lengthy warranty, which also includes paintwork repairs (due to material or manufacturing defects) for the first three years.