- Powered by 1.8-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and two-electric motors that generate 120bhp of power
- No compromise in space with the use of nickel-hydride battery pack
- Features the Entune 3.0 infotainment system and Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
The iconic Toyota Corolla will soon shift to the hybrid technology for the first time in its history spanning over half a decade. Debuting at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the hybrid version is based on the new 2020 Corolla sedan and is expected to go up on sale in the United states in Spring 2019. Currently, Toyota sells the Prius and the Camry Hybrid in India and considering the growing environmental concerns and also the popularity of the Corolla in the country, we can expect to see the Hybrid version making its way to India as well.
Under the hood, the Corolla Hybrid gets a 1.8-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and two-electric motors that generate 120bhp of power and will offer the efficiency of 50mpg (21kmpl) combined, missing by just 1kmpl delivered by the standard Prius. The Japanese car manufacturer claims that the interior space has not been compromised with the use of nickel-hydride battery pack.
The Corolla Hybrid continues to be offered with similar features as the regular Corolla and changes are limited to technological upgrades. The car gets the Entune 3.0 infotainment system that includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay. Known to offer modern safety equipment as standard, the Corolla Hybrid also gets Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of driver aids in the form of adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, emergency braking, road sign assist and automatic high beams.