Toyota has officially announced that their new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid will be powered by a Hybrid Synergy Drive petrol/electric engine. This powertrain has already been used in the more famous Toyota Prius hybrid. Production of upcoming 2020 Corolla Hybrid will be done on the Toyota New Global Architecture (GA-C Version), which was already used on C-HR and Prius, as well as on the new Lexus UX. Speaking of equipment inside the cabin, Corolla Hybrid for 2020 will get Entune 3.0 infotainment system, Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect, Wi-Fi, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, iPod connectivity and 8-inch touchscreen display. Toyota has always been in the top-class regarding safety systems in their cars. They will now use all new Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 system as standard equipment. This system includes adaptive cruise control, lane centering, lane departure with steering assist, pre-collision braking, road sign assist and automatic high beams. Corolla Hybrid will run on 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Both comfort and handling should be improved thanks to the new multilink rear suspension. Toyota will offer three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Sport. EV mode, which uses only electric power, comes with vehicle proximity notification, used to warn the pedestrians.
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid engine and fuel economy
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid engine will be Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain. This model will use two electric motors and a petrol engine, combined with continuously variable transmission. Main petrol engine in new Corolla Hybrid will be 1.8-liter unit from Prius. Total power output combined is set at 121 horsepower. Nickel-metal hydride batteries are now equipped with all-new technology called Hyper-Prime Nickel. This technology has been designed in order to further improve battery performance. There is still no official information about 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid fuel economy specs.
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid release date and price review
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid release date is expected in spring 2019. When we are talking about 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid price, there is still not much to stay on that subject. However, it is expected to be lower than cost of Prius, which is sold from around $25,000 up to $32,000.