Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT Hybrid Hatchback

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
1 Advance Payment
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Fuel: Hybrid

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Rain sensor, Traction control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Bluetooth telephone connectivity, Reversing camera, Push button start, Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto, Automatic folding mirrors...

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MPG

Combined - 79 mpg EC Extra Urban - 74 mpg EC Urban - 81.

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Insurance Group

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Road Tax

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 some reports suggest that the optional panoramic glass sunroof does eat into headroom. Apparently, it reduces it by 22mm. Family folk are probably going to be directed towards the 'Touring Sports' estate body style, also available in SUV-style 'TREK' form. This 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 plenty of kit. Even 'Icon' variants deliver 16-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats with lumbar support, automatic LED headlights, a reversing camera and in hybrid models, 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.

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 Saloon managing 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and 98g/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. 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
  • Leather - Black with red accents
  • 18" alloy wheels
Specification
Body Glass
Rain sensor
Privacy glass
Automatic wipers
Full power windows
Power front windows
Power rear windows
Rear window wiper
Auto up and down function on all power 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
Voice activation
E-call
Driver Aids
Reversing camera
Intelligent park assist
Adaptive cruise control
Rear parking sensor
Front parking sensor
Driver Convenience
Push button start
Electrically assisted power steering
Driver Information
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Driving Mirrors
Automatic rear view mirror
Automatic folding mirrors
Auto dimming inside rear view mirror
Entertainment
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
AM/FM radio
2 ring combimeters with 7" colour TFT screen
USB/AUX connectivity
Toyota touch 2 with go navigation system
8" multimedia and back monitor
Exterior Body Features
Shark fin antenna
Body coloured bumpers
Exterior Lights
Automatic headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED fog lights
LED rear combi lights with LED lightguide
Bi-LED headlights with LED lightguide
Auto high beam
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dual Zone automatic air conditioning
Pollen filter
Clean air filter
Interior Features
Alcantara/partial leather upholstery
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Power lumbar support
Partial leather upholstery with sport seats
Tilt/telescopic steering column
Full leather upholstery
Interior Lights
interior illumination
Packs
Toyota safety sense 2 - Corolla
Parking pack - Corolla
Safety
Front seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag on/off switch
Rear seat belt reminder
Supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags - 7 airbags including driver, front passenger, curtain, side and knee airbags
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure warning system
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
Sports seats
Security
Smart entry
Alarm/immobiliser
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9
Engine Power - BHP122
Engine Power - KW90
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5200
Engine Torque - LBS.FT105
Engine Torque - MKG14.5
Engine Torque - NM142
Engine Torque - RPM3600
Top Speed112

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