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Brand New Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth telephone connectivityConnected car functionality upgrade, tracker, remote status and e-care
E-callElectrically assisted power steering
EV drive indicatorPush button start
Reversing cameraSmartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Speed limiter 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Gasoline particulate filterVehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Entertainment

2 ring combimeters with 7" colour TFT screen6 speakers
8" Touchscreen with MM19 Multimedia system and voice recognitionAM/FM radio
DAB Digital radioUSB and Aux in connectors + 12V front outlet

Exterior Features

Anti-jam protection on power windowsAuto up and down function on all power windows
Automatic headlights with high beam assistBlack toyota logo in front
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured outside door handles
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
LED HeadlightsPower adjustable heated door mirrors
Power front windowsPower rear windows
Rear window wiperShark fin antenna
Unique lower skirtUnique piano black surround and hot stamping grille finish
Unique side rocker with black insert 

Interior Features

3 rear headrests3 spoke leather steering wheel + gear knob
Clean air filterDual zone automatic air conditioning with ECO mode switch
Front head restraintsHeated seats
ISOFIX seat fixing (2 fixings on rear outer seats)Pollen filter
Power lumbar supportQuilted fabric upholstery with grey stitches seats
Seatbelt pretensioners and force limitersSteering wheel switches
Tilt/telescopic steering columnWIL - Whiplash Injury Lessening seats

Packs

Toyota safety sense 2 pack - Corolla 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsAdjustable front driver seat belt extender
Anti lock braking system + Electronic brake force distributionBrake assist function
Electronic parking brakeFront passenger airbag on/off switch
Front seatbelt reminderHAC-Hill-start Assist Control
Rear seat belt reminderSupplemental restraint system (SRS) 7 airbags - dual driver, dual side curtain, side impact and driver knee airbags
Traction controlTyre pressure warning system

Security

Acoustic vehicle alert system (AVAS)Alarm with motion sensor and immobilizer
Remote central locking + deadlocks 

Wheels

Unique wheel finish with red wheel cap
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh0.75Battery TypeLithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

CO0.105CO2 (g/km)76
HC0.012Noise Level dB(A)67
NOx0.003Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb102WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max116
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min101WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High126
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max143WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min126
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High90WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max102
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min90WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low89
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max103WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min89
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium84WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max98
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min84 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1798Compression Ratio13.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)80.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3
Engine Code2ZR-FXEEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears1 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)85.6EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5
EC Urban (mpg)88.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb4.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min4.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High3.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max4.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min3.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low3.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max4.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min3.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium3.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max4.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min3.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb62.8WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max55.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min62.8WLTP - MPG - Extra High50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max44.8WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min50.4
WLTP - MPG - High72.4WLTP - MPG - High - Max63.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Min72.4WLTP - MPG - Low72.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max62.3WLTP - MPG - Low - Min72.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium76.4WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max65.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min76.4 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.8
Badge Power122Coin DescriptionVVT-i Hybrid
Coin SeriesIconGeneration Mark11
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %95
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %86NCAP Safety Assist %77
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9Engine Power - BHP122
Engine Power - KW90Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5200Engine Torque - LBS.FT105
Engine Torque - MKG14.5Engine Torque - NM142
Engine Torque - RPM3600Top Speed112

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1435Length4370
Wheelbase2640Width1790

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)43Gross Vehicle Weight1820
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1052Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)313
Max. Loading Weight525Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked750Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked450
Minimum Kerbweight1295No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Toyota Corolla

Toyota's Corolla now has a primary focus on 1.8-litre hybrid power. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

Toyota wants to enter fresh territory with this Corolla and make hybrids more universally acceptable in the family hatchback segment. If that's going to work, this volume 1.8-litre petrol/electric model needs to be deeply impressive. We thought we'd try the hatch version to find out.

Background

The Corolla lineage is certainly impressive. It's still the world's most successful automotive model nameplate, dating back to 1966, since when 46 million cars have been produced. Away from naming semantics, there's much of interest here, not least the fact that the primary engines offered are petrol/electric hybrids. There are two of them from the brand this time round, a 1.8 and a 2.0-litre unit, both of the 'self-charging' non-plug-in variety. This Corolla also aims 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 car, we're promised, is a huge step forward from its Auris predecessor in all these areas. But will all that be enough to at last make this Japanese maker competitive at the sharp end of this class amongst Focuses and Golfs? There are three body styles on offer, a saloon variant joining the five-door hatch we tested and the alternative 'Touring Sports' estate. All are built on the 'TNGA' 'Toyota New Global Architecture' platform and the hatch and estate are constructed at the brand's British factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire.

Driving Experience

The 1.8-litre hybrid unit we tried works with a 53kW 600V electric motor to generate a combined system output of 122hp. That 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. But the whole point here is to garner conquest sales from customers previously used to a small diesel. These folk will still have to adapt to the way that big throttle inputs cause a flare of revs that the set-up initially struggles to translate into rapid forward movement. And they'll also still need to accept a vast reduction in mid-range pulling power; this engine's very modest 142Nm torque output is about 40% down on what you'd get from a typical 1.5 or 1.6-litre rival small diesel unit, something you'll really notice in give-and-take motoring; overtakes have to be planned much further in advance. Push on and you should find this Toyota far more dynamically able than its segment predecessors this time round. 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.

Design and Build

The Corolla nameplate may have been globally successful over half a century but it's never been applied to a really good looking family hatch - until now. As an alternative to this hatch body style, there are two further models, a 'Touring Sports' estate and a Saloon, both of which sit on version of the new GA-C platform lengthened by 60mm. All are sleeker, sharper looking and altogether more appealing than anything Toyota has previously offered in this segment. At the wheel, there are also big improvements. Material quality is impressive, with copious use of piano black and metallic-style surfacing. It's not all about the tinsel either. The cabin's ergonomically sound too, thanks to a reduction in instrument panel height that enhances your forward view and a wider centre console area that gives the cockpit more of a wraparound feel. Plus you also get comfortable seats, good forward visibility and reasonable amounts cabin storage. Further helping with the overall feeling of greater sophistication is the view you get through the much smarter three-spoke leather-stitched wheel - that of a new instrument binnacle that Toyota has chosen to present with a combination of digital and analogue design. Anything it can't tell you will probably be covered off by an 8-inch 'Toyota Touch 2' centre-dash screen that deals with the usual DAB audio, Bluetooth, navigation and online connectivity options. Though it isn't cutting-edge in terms of graphical sophistication, we appreciate the fact that it incorporates a standard rear view camera. There's reasonable rear seat space. And out back, the hatch offers a 381-litre boot.

Market and Model

Corolla hybrid pricing starts from around £24,000 - which gets you the hatch version we tried; Saloon and Touring Sports estate body styles are also available. The 1.8-litre Hybrid engine is the only unit in the range to be available with all trim levels - 'Icon', 'Icon Tech', 'Design' and top 'Excel'). As an alternative to the 122hp 1.8-litre unit, Toyota also offers a 180ho 2.0-litre hybrid unit, but it's only available with pricier trim levels and consequently, is priced from around £27,500. Equipment levels are pretty generous, with all models getting LED headlights, heated front seats and a reversing camera. And base 'Icon' trim also includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, front fog lamps, a shark fin antenna, an alarm and dusk-sensing and manual levelling features for the headlamps. On the inside, there's dual-zone air conditioning and leather trim for the steering wheel and gear knob, plus the front seats feature powered lumbar support. Infotainment's taken care of by an eight-inch 'Toyota Touch 2' multimedia centre-dash display that lets you Bluetooth-in your smartphone and provides access to a six speaker DAB stereo system. There's also a 'Drive Mode Select' driving modes system and an 'eCall emergency assistance set-up, part of an extensive rosta of standard safety kit.

Cost of Ownership

We've got to the point where a 'self-charging' (ie. a 'non-plug-in') hybrid model costs hardly any more to buy than an equivalent small diesel. But have we also got to the point where such an engine can match or beat its diesel counterpart in terms of real-world fuel economy? Let's see. The version of this Corolla that most customers will buy - the 1.8-litre Hybrid on test here - manages between 55.4 and 65.9mpg on combined cycle WLTP tests. That's quite a span, reflecting our experience that official fuel results in a hybrid are much harder to achieve than they are in a diesel. To give you some perspective, for a comparable Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI DSG auto, the combined cycle span is 51.4 to 54.3mpg. And for a Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBlue 120PS auto, it's 49.6 to 54.3mpg. But even if a comparable small diesel family hatch does end up being slightly more economical than an electrified 1.8-litre Corolla, it won't be able to get anywhere near this Toyota's CO2 emissions showing. That's rated at up to 76g/km for a 1.8-litre Hybrid Hatch model on 16-inch wheels. For that Golf model we mentioned, the best official figure is 104g/km, while for the Focus, it's 109g/km. And all that'll add up when it comes to your Benefit-in-Kind tax status.

Summary

So what do we have here? A name from the past which packages up technology from the future. Very soon, all family hatchback-class models will feature model line-ups that are primarily electrified. But Toyota has brought us that right now. In a car its volume brand competitors will have to take very seriously indeed. If you're going the hybrid route with a car in this sector, it makes sense to buy into the brand that has most experience in producing this kind of powertrain - and that's unquestionably Toyota. Which leaves us saluting Toyota's strongest ever proposition in the family hatchback segment. Because the market for hybrid models still isn't fully formed, the Corolla won't threaten the class leaders in terms of overall sales. But it's probably the cleverest choice you could make in the sector. And a massive step forward from its uninspired Auris predecessor. If you're looking for a car in this class, this one probably isn't currently on your shopping list. We think it ought to be.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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