Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Toyota quietly released a hybrid version of the previous Corolla in 2016, but it was the all-new 12th-generation version launched in 2018 that brought Corolla electrification to the masses.

Also available in sedan form, the Corolla’s hybrid system has been substantially updated, using a 1.8-litre engine, a lighter electric motor and redesigned battery. Pure electric-only drive is only possible under light acceleration or off-throttle cruising, before the petrol unit kicks on.


Engine: 72kW/142Nm 1.8L in-line 4 petrol
Transmission/driving wheels: CVT/front
Motor: 53kW/163Nm AC synchronous electric
Battery: 1.3kWh Nickel-metal hydride
Total system power/torque: 98kW/TBC
Combined range: 1075km
Electric range: N/A
Fuel: 4.2L/100km
CO2: 97g/km
Safety rating: 5 stars

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