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Toyota Corolla Hybrid pricing revealed

Added by admin 03/08/16

June 14 2016
Dom Tripolone

Toyota has added a dedicated hybrid model to its popular Corolla small car range, which gives customers a cheaper entry-point to hybrid motoring compared to the Japanese brand's Prius.

Offered in a single specification level the Corolla Hybrid hatch is priced from $26,990 plus on-road costs, which places it between the petrol-powered SR and range-topping ZR hatches.

Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, fabric upholstery, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, bi-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and ignition, in-built satellite navigation and a 4.2-inch digital instrument display.

The Corolla Hybrid also gets a range of standard safety equipment which includes seven airbags, reversing camera, stability and traction control and ABS.

Powered by a combination of a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that is good for 73kW and 142Nm and a 60kW electric motor, the Corolla Hybrid generates a combined power output of 100kW. Like the Prius, it is also paired to a CVT transmission that drives the front wheels.

The Corolla Hybrid can work in both petrol and electric only mode for short periods of travel or with a combination of both.

However, like the Prius, the Corolla Hybrid still uses an older Nickel-metal Hydride battery instead of the more contemporary lithium ion batteries.

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