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Fuel: Hybrid

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Full power windows, Traction control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Bluetooth telephone connectivity, Reversing camera, Push button start, Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto, Power adjustable heated door mirrors...

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Combined - 86 mpg EC Extra Urban - 79 mpg EC Urban - 88.

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Ten Second Review

Toyota has returned the Corolla name to the family hatchback segment with a more class-competitive hybrid-focused model line-up of hatches, saloons and estates. If you'd previously dismissed the Japanese brand as an also-ran in the Focus class, it might be time to think again.

Background

Why would you change the name of the world's best selling automotive model line? The reasons are difficult to understand, yet that's exactly what Toyota did back in 2007, changing the badging from its volume family hatchback model from 'Corolla' to 'Auris'. Now though, the 'Corolla' name in back. Indeed for Toyota, it's like it's never been away. The brand describes this as the '12th generation' model. Away from naming semantics, there's much of interest here, not least the fact that both the engines offered are petrol/electric hybrids. There are three body styles this time round too, a saloon variant joining the usual five-door hatch and 'Touring Sports' estate. All are built on the 'TNGA' 'Toyota New Global Architecture' platform and constructed at the brand's British factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire.

Driving Experience

This Corolla was the first of the brand's models in Europe to offer customers a choice of two hybrid powertrains - a revised 120bhp 1.8-litre system and a fresh 178bhp 2.0-litre unit that's engineered for more power on demand and more effortless acceleration, without compromising overall fuel and emissions efficiency. As full hybrids, both powertrains have the advantage of offering an all-electric drive capability, with zero emissions and fuel consumption. Both, as you would expect, are also matched to a seamless belt-driven CVT automatic transmission with six speeds. There are wheel-mounted paddleshifters supplied as part of this transmission package, but it's unlikely that typical buyers will make much use of them. For the record though, the 2.0-litre hybrid variant should get from rest to 62mph in around 8 seconds, which is reasonably rapid by class standards. Expect refinement to be excellent; certainly far better than it would be in a rival rumbly diesel. Toyota initially offered this car a with a conventional 1.2T direct injection turbocharged engine, but that option's been discontinued. So it's hybrid power (with auto transmission) or nothing, even if you go for the line-up's most dynamic variant, the 'GR Sport' derivative, which features a look and feel apparently developed with the influence of Toyota's motorsport division, Gazoo Racing.

Design and Build

It's not only the styling that's more purposeful than that of the old Auris model. Toyota has made much more of an effort with interior space too, helped by the extra flexibility of this 12th generation Corolla model's new 'TNGA' 'Toyota New Global Architecture' platform. In hatch form, it's 40mm longer, 30mm wider and 25mm lower than the old Auris. That makes it only slightly shorter than a Ford Focus and quite a bit longer than a Golf. Inside, the cabin should feel considerably more up-market than the interior of an Auris ever was, with better-quality materials used and an 8-inch 'Toyota Touch 2' centre-dash infotainment screen as standard, complete with a DAB tuner and a reversing camera. On most variants, it will feature navigation too. The extra space freed up by the more generous exterior dimensions should be particularly obvious in the rear, though the optional panoramic glass sunroof does eat into headroom. There's reasonable space for a couple of rear seat folk though. Boot capacity is rated at 361-litres for the 1.8 and 313-litres for the 2.0-litre hybrid. Family folk are probably going to be directed towards the 'Touring Sports' estate body style, also available in SUV-style 'TREK' form. The 'Touring Sports' station wagon derivative, like the alternative Saloon body style, sits upon a lengthened 2,700mm wheelbase version of the TNGA platform.

Market and Model

Toyota isn't bothering here to try and provide an affordable entry-level model, prices across the all-hybrid range starting from around £24,000. There's a premium of around £1,200 to go from the five-door hatch body shape to the 'Touring Sports' estate. There are five main trim levels - 'Icon', 'Icon Tech', 'Design', 'Excel' and 'GR Sport', plus the Touring Sports estate also gets an extra SUV-inspired 'TREK' variant. All of these spec levels deliver even more kit for the latest model year. 'Icon' variants, for instance, now get LED front foglights and a colour 7-inch multi-information display in the instrument binnacle. Plus 16-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats with lumbar support, automatic LED headlights and dual-zone air conditioning. There's also an 8-inch centre-dash 'Toyota Touch 2' touchscreen, your access point to a DAB tuner and a reversing camera. As the name suggests, the 'Icon Tech' grade adds further useful technology features, including satellite navigation and voice control, plus parking sensors and Intelligent Park Assist' set-up that will steer you into spaces. The top 'GR Sport variant gets special 17 or 18-inch wheels, plus sports front seats upholstered in fabric with a dedicated pinstripe pattern and with seatback and cushion bolsters finished in black and grey synthetic leather. All Corollas get as standard the full package of 'Toyota Safety Sense' camera-driven safety features. These include autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, Lane Trace Assist, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High beam. Corolla customers also get access to the 'MyT' connected car app, via which you get lock the doors, operate the lights and bring up a vehicle 'health check' on your smartphone, all from wherever you are.

Cost of Ownership

Toyota thinks that all Corolla buyers are going to want a Hybrid engine - and a look at the efficiency stats reveals why. Even on the more stringent WLTP cycle, the stats are still pretty eye-catching, a typical 1.8-litre Hybrid Corolla Hatch with 'Icon' trim managing up to 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and up to 101g/km of CO2. That's further helped, Toyota expects, by the fact that for typical customers, up to 50% of typical commuting journeys will be accomplished in all-electric drive. For the 2.0-litre Hybrid hatch, the best stats are up to 57.7mpg and up to 111g/km. The Japanese maker describes the Corolla's Hybrid technology as being of the 'self-charging' variety, which means that it isn't of the currently popular Plug-in variety. The brand of course has this technology (it's available on top versions of its Prius model) but currently feels it isn't necessary for the Corolla line-up. What else? Well, the five year 100,000 mile warranty is extremely good and even after that runs out, you'll find that most spares are relatively inexpensive. There's also three years warranty against rust and 12 years of anti-corrosion protection.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Pure white
  • Solid paint
  • Quilted fabric - Black with grey stitching seats
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Tyre repair kit

Body Glass

  • Full power windows
  • Power rear windows
  • Rear window wiper
  • Auto up and down function on all power windows
  • Power front windows
  • Anti-jam protection on power windows

Brakes

  • Traction control
  • Brake assist function
  • HAC-Hill-start Assist Control
  • Anti lock braking system + Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic parking brake

Chassis/Suspension

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Communication

  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity
  • E-call

Driver Aids

  • Reversing camera
  • Intelligent park assist
  • Speed limiter

Driver Convenience

  • Push button start
  • Electrically assisted power steering
  • Connected car functionality upgrade, tracker, remote status and e-care

Driver Information

  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • EV drive indicator

Driving Mirrors

  • Power adjustable heated door mirrors

Engine

  • Gasoline particulate filter

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio
  • AM/FM radio
  • 2 ring combimeters with 7" colour TFT screen
  • Toyota touch 2 with go navigation system
  • USB and Aux in connectors + 12V front outlet
  • 8" Touchscreen with MM19 Multimedia system and voice recognition

Exterior Body Features

  • Shark fin antenna
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured outside door handles
  • Unique piano black surround and hot stamping grille finish
  • Unique lower skirt
  • Unique side rocker with black insert
  • Black toyota logo in front

Exterior Lights

  • Front fog lamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic headlights with high beam assist
  • LED front fog lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Pollen filter
  • Clean air filter
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning with ECO mode switch
  • Acoustic vehicle alert system (AVAS)

Interior Features

  • Power lumbar support
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel + gear knob
  • Steering wheel switches
  • Quilted fabric upholstery with grey stitches seats

Packs

  • Parking pack - Corolla
  • Toyota safety sense 2 pack - Corolla

Safety

  • Front seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger airbag on/off switch
  • Rear seat belt reminder
  • Tyre pressure warning system
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Adjustable front driver seat belt extender
  • Supplemental restraint system (SRS) 7 airbags - dual driver, dual side curtain, side impact and driver knee airbags

Seats

  • Heated seats
  • Seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
  • WIL - Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
  • ISOFIX seat fixing (2 fixings on rear outer seats)
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Front head restraints

Security

  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
  • Alarm with motion sensor and immobilizer

Wheels

  • Unique wheel finish with red wheel cap

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.9
  • Engine Power - BHP 122
  • Engine Power - KW 90
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 5200
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 105
  • Engine Torque - NM 142
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3600
  • Top Speed 112

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