Toyota launches the new Corolla with fifth generation hybrid electric technology


Toyota has introduced the new Corolla model featuring their fifth generation hybrid electric technology. This marks the first time Toyota has incorporated this advanced hybrid system into a UK model. The Corolla now offers 1.8 and 2.0-litre self-charging full hybrid powertrains, providing more power and an enhanced driving experience while maintaining higher efficiency.

The new Corolla models come equipped with the latest Toyota Safety Sense package, which includes improved and additional active safety and driver assistance systems. The vehicles also feature a new digital user experience with the Toyota Smart Connect+ multimedia system and a 12.3-inch digital combimeter as standard across all Corolla models.

In terms of design, the new Corolla showcases updated headlight designs, grille treatments, wheel designs, and color options. The UK grade line-up includes four options: Icon, Design, GR Sport, and Excel. Both the Corolla Hatchback and Touring Sports models are manufactured in Britain at the Toyota Manufacturing UK’s (TMUK) Burnaston plant.

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The fifth generation hybrid electric system in the new Corolla brings significant improvements in performance, efficiency, and driving experience. The system includes a new power control unit, transaxle designs, a more powerful lithium-ion battery, and improved calibration for a more responsive and enjoyable driving experience.

The 1.8-litre hybrid system delivers a total power output of 138bhp, resulting in a 1.8-second reduction in the 0-62mph acceleration time to 9.1 seconds. The 2.0-litre system offers a total output of 193bhp, reducing the 0-62mph time to 7.4 seconds. The CO2 emissions range from 100g/km for the 1.8-litre system and 98g/km for the 2.0-litre system, with fuel economy starting from 64.2mpg (WLTP combined cycle, Icon Hatchback with 16-inch wheels).

The fifth generation hybrid system also introduces design enhancements, including lighter and more compact components. The power control unit (PCU) features reduced electrical losses and improved fuel efficiency, while the transaxle is lighter and equipped with a compact, high-output motor-generator. The hybrid battery is smaller, lighter, and has a higher output, contributing to both dynamic performance and fuel efficiency.

Furthermore, the new Corolla incorporates advanced active safety and driver assistance systems. Toyota Safety Sense has undergone significant improvements, with features such as a wider field of view from the front camera, extended radar coverage, and enhanced hazard detection capabilities. Over-the-air updates enable the system to be upgraded automatically without requiring a visit to a service center.

Overall, the new Corolla with fifth generation hybrid electric technology represents Toyota’s commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and building ever-better cars.

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