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Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Design 5dr CVT [Panoramic Roof] 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

Privacy glass, 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, Rain sensing wipers, Rear window defogger...

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CO2 (g/km)

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Number Of Seats

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Road Tax

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Ten Second Review

The twelth generation Corolla hatch and Touring Sports estate models have gained many friends for Toyota amongst family hatch customers wanting full-Hybrid power. Now that engine's been significantly improved in both its forms, as has the interior of this 'E210'-series design. If you'd previously dismissed the Japanese brand as an also-ran in the Focus class, it might be time to think again.

Background

Toyota was aiming to enter fresh territory with this 12th generation Corolla back in 2018 at its original launch. For one thing, it needed to make Hybrids more universally acceptable in this segment - that's why there are two of them with this current model, a 1.8 and a 2.0-litre unit, both of the 'self-charging' non-plug-in variety. This Corolla also aimed to change customer perceptions of Toyota in this sector, which tend to centre around expectations of drab interior quality, forgettable looks and boring drive dynamics. This 'E210'-series model turned out to be a huge step forward from its Auris predecessor in all these areas. But that wasn't quite enough to at last make this Japanese maker competitive at the sharp end of this class amongst Focuses and Golfs. The brand is getting closer though, particularly with the revised Corolla range we look at here, which continues to use the 'TNGA' 'Toyota New Global Architecture' platform and builds on world record sales of more than 50 million Corollas over twelve generations since 1966. There's now a Corolla SUV body style too, but our focus here is on the volume hatch and 'Touring Sports' estate body shapes, now usefully improved with a fifth generation hybrid system and a significant upgrade in interior quality and media tech. Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

This revised Corolla gets the fifth generation of Toyota's full-Hybrid self-charging powerplant and, as before, it's available in both 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrol forms. The big differences come with the smaller capacity 1.8-litre unit, with power output up from 120 to 138bhp, bringing a 1.7s reduction in the 0-62mph sprint time to 9.2s. A lot of that's down to weight-saving (the hybrid system's more powerful lithium-ion battery is 18kgs lighter), plus driveability's been improved too, thanks to a redesign for the power control unit and the transaxle motor. In addition, the hybrid control has been recalibrated to provide acceleration feel closer to throttle pedal use, with less of the previous 'rubber band' effect. As before, it all works via CVT auto gearbox with six speeds. Whichever powerplant you prefer, you should find this Toyota dynamically able - far more so than some of its segment predecessors. Throw the car into a corner and you'll find that though this Corolla is no Focus, it far from disgraces itself, with a decent level of front end grip and steering that's predictable and accurate, though rather light. The 2.0-litre variant's obviously the one to choose if you want a little extra performance, this version (now with power raised from 180 to 193bhp) making rest to 62mph in 7.5s (around a second faster than a VW Golf 2.0 TDI), but more relevant is the huge improvement in response in the 30-50mph overtaking increment that makes the car feel so much more flexible and spontaneously powerful on faster roads. Don't misunderstand us: a 2.0-litre Hybrid Corolla is still way down on the level of pulling power a black pump-fuelled engine would produce, with a 190Nm figure that's almost 50% less than a comparable 2.0-litre diesel. But you notice the shortfall much less than you do with the 1.8-litre Hybrid.

Design and Build

Subtle updates mark out this revised version of the 12th generation Corolla. These include changes to the front grille mesh pattern, fog light bezels and alloy wheel designs. Higher grades of the hatchback and Touring Sports estate models gain smarter bi-LED headlights with an Adaptive High-beam System. In addition to these two core body styles, there's also a completely separate Corolla Cross SUV model, though that's not our focus here. Size-wise, the standard Corolla hatch that most customers choose is pitched plumb in the centre of its segment, slightly shorter than a Ford Focus and quite a bit longer than a Golf. Inside, the changes are farer-reaching, the key one being a much-needed upgrade to the central infotainment screen, which grows in size to 10.5-inches and gains the facility for over-the-air updates. Plus from mid-range trim levels upwards, the driver's instrument display gains a 12.3-inch combimeter that can be customised to preference across four different modes - 'Casual', 'Smart', 'Sport' and 'Tough'. The driver can also make use of a new on-board voice agent that recognises natural, conversational requests to operate the multimedia, or vehicle functions such as opening or closing windows. The cabin's now of higher quality too, with new graphics, trims and embossed patterns that add three-dimensional depth and tactile appeal to the upholsteries, surfaces and finishes. The trim and seat upholstery combinations follow smarter Dark and Light Harmony themes with co-ordinated colours and finishes to give the interior a contemporary, elegant feel. Otherwise, it's much as you were. Rear seat space isn't hugely generous, but two adults will fit OK. Boot space for the 1.8-litre models is rated at 361-litres or the hatch and 598-litres for the Touring Sports estate. Bear in mind that these figures are slightly reduced if you choose the 2.0-litre version.

Market and Model

Toyota isn't bothering here to try and provide an affordable entry-level model, prices across the all-Hybrid, all-automatic range starting from around £27,000. There's a premium of around £1,300 to go from the five-door hatch body shape to the 'Touring Sports' estate. Though you can no longer have a Saloon, there is now a separate Cross Cross SUV model. For the hatch and the Touring Sports estate, there are five main trim levels - 'Icon', 'Icon Tech', 'Design', 'GR Sport' and 'Excel', 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, with fresh colours that include a vibrant 'Juniper Blue'. The dynamic-looking 'GR Sport' version's been upgraded too. This improved Corolla is equipped with Toyota T-Mate, which combines the latest generation Toyota Safety Sense package with other active driving and parking assistance features. Improvements in the operation and functionality of the systems include Acceleration Suppression, which reacts to sudden use of the accelerator when travelling at low speed; collision avoidance support when making a turn at an intersection; Emergency Steering Assist that can now react to oncoming vehicles; lateral collision avoidance and curve speed reduction. There's also now a 'Safe Exit Assist' system, which stops doors being opened in the face on oncoming vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians. And a 'Rear Seat Reminder' has been added, which alerts the driver to look at the rear seats as they leave the car.

Cost of Ownership

Toyota has decided that all Corolla buyers should have a Hybrid engine - and a look at the efficiency stats reveals why. 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 102g/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 107g/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 PHEV 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 you can extend it for nothing up to a maximum of ten years, providing you have the car regularly serviced at a Toyota dealer. There's also three years warranty against rust and 12 years of anti-corrosion protection.

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Pure white
  • Solid paint
  • 17" machined face alloy wheels
  • Fabric/synthetic leather - Black

Body Glass

  • Privacy glass
  • 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
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear window defogger
  • UV-filter on driver and passenger windows

Brakes

  • Traction control
  • Brake assist function
  • HAC-Hill-start Assist Control
  • Anti lock braking system + Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Downhill Assist Control (DAC)
  • Emergency brake light signal (EBS)

Chassis/Suspension

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Communication

  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity
  • E-call

Driver Aids

  • Reversing camera
  • Intelligent park assist
  • Voice recognition switch on steering wheel
  • Adjustable speed limiter switch on steering wheel
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) switch on steering wheel
  • Memory on adjustable 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
  • Door trim and centre console material
  • 7" Multi information display screen

Driving Mirrors

  • Automatic folding mirrors
  • Auto dimming inside rear view mirror
  • Reverse tilting door mirrors
  • Power adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Turning signal integrated indicators in door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Satin chrome dash trim
  • Soft touch texture on uppder dashboard

Engine

  • Gasoline particulate filter

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio
  • AM/FM radio
  • 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
  • Toyota skyview opening panoramic sunroof
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured outside door handles
  • Unique lower skirt
  • Unique side rocker with black insert
  • Black toyota logo in front
  • Body colour rear spoiler
  • Black window frames
  • Black metallic surround on lower front grille
  • Rear side wing doors

Exterior Lights

  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • LED rear combi lights with LED lightguide
  • LED front fog lights
  • Automatic headlights with high beam assist
  • Follow me home headlights
  • LED High mounted stop light

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

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

Interior Features

  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel + gear knob
  • Fabric/synthetic leather upholstery
  • Front door pockets
  • Parcel shelf
  • Rear armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Driver and passenger assist grip
  • Rear passenger coat hooks (2)
  • Time adjustment on intermittent wiper
  • Power adjustable lumbar support on driver seat
  • Satin chrome inside door handles
  • Audio, multimedia and telephone switches on steering wheel
  • Sliding armrest on centre console box
  • Dynamic rador cruise control (with RSA) switch on steering wheel
  • Front and rear cup and bottle holders
  • Leather style armrests
  • Leather gear shift with satin chrome on gear shift console
  • Power window switches with satin chrome inserts
  • Shopping bag hooks in luggage compartment
  • Slow opening glovebox with lights

Interior Lights

  • Blue ambient interior illumination to centre tray, front cup holders and front door trim
  • Boot light
  • Illuminated entry system in room lamp
  • Driver and front passenger personal light
  • Centre room light

Packs

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

Safety

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

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
  • Passenger seat back pocket
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Manual height adjustable for driver and front passenger seat
  • Front passenger seat
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row

Security

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

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver and passenger sun visor with mirror and light

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 True
  • Engine Power - RPM 5200
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 105
  • Engine Torque - NM 142
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3600
  • Top Speed 112

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