Each year, another one of our iconic Toyota sedans gets reworked and reimagined and released as an all-new model. Last year it was the 2018 Toyota Camry, this year it was the 2019 Toyota Avalon, and next year it will be the 2020 Toyota Corolla. What’s even more exciting than that, however, is the brand-new addition to the Toyota Corolla lineup of vehicles. This year we saw the introduction of the Corolla Hatchback, and now next year the Corolla will finally get its very own hybrid model.
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It has always struck us as a little strange that the industry’s leading manufacturer for hybrid models, with as many as seven or eight hybrid models on the lineup at a time, never had a hybrid model for its oldest, perhaps most iconic model, the Toyota Corolla. The 2020 model year looks to finally fix that with the introduction of the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, and we simply cannot wait.
What do we know so far?
The new Corolla Hybrid will adopt the new dynamic design of the all-new, next-generation Corolla that will be released alongside it. Not only will the brand-new Corolla Hybrid benefit from the new Corolla design, but also from the new, next-generation Hybrid Synergy Drive technology as well! That means it will have the newest of everything – newest hybrid powertrain, new Corolla design, new platform thanks to TNGA, newest safety features thanks to the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package coming standard, and even the newest infotainment system thanks to standard Entune 3.0 Audio featuring Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay.
While unconfirmed, Toyota is currently projecting a combined fuel economy rating in excess of 50 miles per gallon, which is certainly in line with what we’re used to from Toyota hybrid vehicles. With a release date of spring 2019, we’ll be counting down the weeks and eventually days until the brand-new, first-ever 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid makes its way to Manhattan Beach.