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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Hybrid

Body: Saloon
Trans: Automatic

Power front windows, HAC-Hill-start Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Bluetooth telephone connectivity, Reversing camera, Electrically assisted power steering, Road sign assist - RSA, Power adjustable door mirrors...

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Ten Second Review

This Saloon body shape usefully broadens the market appeal for Toyota's Corolla. This Turkish-built variant is the first compact sedan with full-Hybrid power - which will attract a small but loyal bank of buyers.

Background

Why does Toyota offer a saloon version of the Corolla? It's a reasonable question given that the market demand for sedans in the family hatch segment is tiny. But there's actually a very good reason. The Japanese maker no longer has a conventional mid-range saloon offering these days, having killed off the Mondeo-sized Avensis model back in 2018. And that car used to shift around 4,000 units a year in our market, people who would still probably like to consider choosing a Toyota. The Corolla Saloon aims to keep these folk loyal to the brand. It's a bit different from the old Avensis of course - but actually not that much smaller; there's a huge 471-litre boot. The key thing that's different from that old car - and the thing that sets this Corolla Saloon apart from direct segment rivals like saloon versions of the Fiat Tipo and the Mazda3 - is that it only comes with a full-Hybrid engine. The Avensis never got one of those and customers of compact saloons won't be used to having that option. Should they welcome it here?

Driving Experience

Unlike the Corolla hatch and Touring Sports estate models, this Corolla Saloon can't be had with the 184hp 2.0-litre full-Hybrid engine recently developed for this model. So the petrol engine in question for Saloon buyers of this car will be Toyota's usual 1.8-litre full-Hybrid unit, which works with a 53kW 600V electric motor to generate a combined system output of 122hp. As a full-Hybrid, this powertrain has the advantage of offering an all-electric drive capability, with zero emissions and very low fuel consumption. Which sets it apart from the mild-Hybrid 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine that you'll be offered in this car's closest rival, the Mazda3 Saloon, a car that can't ever be run with independent electric motion. This Corolla's engineering recipe might sound pretty similar to that of the old Auris hybrid, but the powerplant on offer here is now a much cleverer unit. There's an increased valve angle for a better fuel and air mix, plus it can switch at will between intake and direct injection to prioritise either performance or economy. Toyota says it's worked hard to better mate this package with the belt-driven CVT auto gearbox that all its hybrids have to have, pointing to the way that greater torque from the electric motor should now provide a more linear increase in revs under acceleration. And sure enough, if you've owned one of the brand's petrol/electric models before, you'll notice that this one is more driveable. 62mph from rest occupies 11.0s, en route to a 112mph maximum. Expect refinement to be excellent; certainly far better than it would be in a rival rumbly diesel.

Design and Build

There's actually quite a lot that is different here over a Corolla hatch. For a start, this Saloon sits on a longer wheelbase - the one used for the 'Touring Sports' Corolla estate. And, unlike the hatch and estate, it's not built in Britain at Toyota's Burnaston factory in Derbyshire. It's assembled instead in Turkey, because this saloon variant is made primarily to appeal to buyers in Russia and Eastern Europe, who generally prefer their Corolla to be a saloon. The styling of this sedan body shape is a bit different to that of the two other body styles as well - and not only with the change to a notchback. The bumpers, headlights and tail lamps are all different. Inside, rear seat space is better than it is on the hatch because of that longer wheelbase, which is why this variant appeals to the taxi trade. Out back, there's a much bigger boot than the hatch - this saloon rated at 471-litres - but of course, it'd be more awkward to get bulky items in and unfortunately, it's not possible to flatten the rear bet backrest to extend the load bay. Up-front, there's the usual Corolla cabin, which can't offer cutting-edge infotainment but feels of much higher quality than the old Auris model.

Market and Model

The full-Hybrid engine puts the price of this Corolla Saloon well above that of a rival Fiat Tipo Saloon - but not so far above a competing mild-Hybrid Mazda3 Saloon. We're talking around £24,000 for the entry-level 'Icon' variant, with prices rising to around £25,000 for mid-range 'Icon Tech'-spec and around £26,000 for top 'Design' trim. The brand won't be offering the conventional 1.6-litre petrol engine that's available with this Corolla variant in other markets. Even 'Icon' variants deliver 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. 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 Corolla Saloon buyers will be happy to be limited to a Hybrid engine - and a look at the WLTP efficiency stats reveals why. This car manages 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and up to 101g/km of CO2 in base 'Icon' form. 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' sort, 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 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
  • Fabric - Black

Body Glass

  • Power front windows
  • Power rear windows
  • Auto up and down function on all power windows

Brakes

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

Chassis/Suspension

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Communication

  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity
  • Voice recognition
  • E-call
  • Smartphone integration powered by pioneer compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Driver Aids

  • Reversing camera
  • Lane trace assist
  • Lane trace assist with sway warning function
  • Dynamic radar cruise control

Driver Convenience

  • Electrically assisted power steering
  • Push button start

Driver Information

  • Road sign assist - RSA
  • 7" Multi information display screen

Driving Mirrors

  • Power adjustable door mirrors
  • Heated and coloured side mirrors
  • Power adjustable heated door mirrors

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • Toyota touch 2 with go navigation system
  • USB and Aux in connectors + 12V front outlet
  • Multi information display screen and trip computer
  • 6 speakers
  • AM/FM radio
  • 2 ring combimeters with 7" colour TFT screen
  • Toyota touch 2 multimedia system with 8" display

Exterior Body Features

  • Shark fin antenna
  • Chrome inside door handles
  • Body coloured outside door handles
  • Turn indicators in side mirrors
  • Body coloured bumpers

Exterior Lights

  • Front fog lamps
  • Manual headlight levelling
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Auto high beam
  • Halogen auto high beam headlights
  • Light remind warning with auto cut off
  • LED rear combination lights (tail/stop) + Bulb (turn)
  • Front fog lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Dual mode automatic air conditioning
  • Dual Zone automatic air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Leather steering wheel
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 2 cup holders in front
  • Driver and passenger seatback pockets
  • Leather shift lever
  • Driver and passenger assist grip
  • 12V connector
  • Glovebox with internal light
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Rear coat hooks

Interior Lights

  • Illuminated entry system in room lamp

Packs

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

Safety

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

Seats

  • Lumbar support
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Front and rear heated seats
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • ISOFIX seat fixing (2 fixings on rear outer seats)
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
  • Front head restraints
  • Seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
  • Driver's seat lumbar support

Security

  • Power door locks
  • Power passenger window lock
  • Child safety door lock
  • Alarm/immobiliser

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver and passenger sun visor with mirror

Wheels - Spare

  • Space saver spare wheel

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 11
  • 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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