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New Toyota Corolla touring sports hybrid to debut in Paris

The new Corolla will be revealed on October 2

The new Toyota Corolla Touring Sports will make its first appearance at the Paris Motor Show on October 2, joining the new Corolla hatchback revealed earlier this year. This all-new model has a dynamic design that clearly differentiates it from the hatch as a sleek, refined and versatile wagon.

The new Corolla range marks the debut of Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy with a brand new 2.0-litre full hybrid electric powertrain joining the line-up.

The Corolla Touring Sports reflects Toyota’s continued focus on hybrid electric technology, with just one conventional engine featuring in the range – an 114bhp 1.2-litre turbo petrol unit.

This will be offered alongside two hybrids: 120bhp 1.8-litre and 178bhp 2.0-litre powertrains. The latter is unique in Corolla’s segment, as no conventional engine can deliver the same balance of performance and low emissions.

The 1.8-litre hybrid is an improved version of Toyota’s current unit, offering quiet running, intuitive and responsive performance and self-charging electrified vehicle technology, together with low cost of ownership benefits.

The new 2.0-litre system maintains all these qualities together with the ride comfort, stability, handling and driving enjoyment inherent in Corolla’s newly adopted Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) GA-C platform.

The suspension features a proven front MacPherson strut arrangement and an all-new rear multilink system. New shock absorber valve technology is used and, for the first time in a Corolla, adaptive variable suspension (AVS) is available.

The engine’s low mounting height, the low hip point of the seats and the location of the hybrid battery beneath the rear seats help give the Corolla Touring Sports a low centre of gravity and agile handling.

A comprehensive range of technology features for comfort and convenience will be provided as standard on high-grade models and available as options elsewhere in the range.

These include a world-first 3D driver’s meter, premium head-up display, a JBL GreenEdge Premium sound system, wireless mobile phone charging and the Toyota Touch multimedia system.

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