Corolla takes centre stage at The Paris Motor Show 2018
Great news! The new generation Toyota Corolla Touring Sports showcased at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, alongside the Corolla Hatchback that was unveiled in Geneva earlier in the year.
The all-new Corolla has a more dynamic look with stronger distinction between the compact, sporty hatch and the sleek, sophisticated Touring Sports. Both models are due to be available at Mid Ulster Cars Toyota Cookstown in 2019.
‘With the new Corolla Touring Sports, we aimed to develop the most sleek and sporty wagon in the C-segment, whilst offering D-segment downsizers the benefits of class-leading rear seat legroom and a highly competitive loadspace volume’ (Kazuhiko Isawa, Chief Stylist – European Design Centre)
Toyota are already established as leaders in hybrid technology, with over 12 million global hybrid vehicle sales to date. The Corolla debuts the latest development in Toyota hybrid technology - the dual hybrid strategy, with a new 2.0-litre self-charging hybrid electric powertrain option.
Therefore, both the Hatchback and Touring Sports will be available with a single conventional engine option – a 114bhp 1.2-litre turbo petrol unit. The hybrid choices will be 120bhp 1.8 litre or 178bhp 2.0-litre systems.
Toyota has moved to offer its core models with a choice of two hybrid powertrains in response to potential customers who want more power when driving a hybrid.
- The 1.8 delivers everything customers have come to expect from a self-charging Toyota hybrid electric powertrain: outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions as well as a quiet responsive performance.
- The new 2.0-litre self-charging hybrid powertrain builds on the strengths of Toyota’s fourth-generation system, with more power on demand, effortless acceleration and more dynamic, fun to drive characteristics.
The new Corolla offers driving enjoyment in all road conditions and the peace of mind with the low running costs that come with Toyota’s hybrid electric technology.
We can’t wait to find out more information on the all-new Corolla! We will be posting more information on the launch of the Corolla Touring Sports at the Paris Motor Show later in the week – so check back for all the latest!