In more than 50 years of production, more than 46 million Toyota Corolla compact sedans have been sold around the world. However, when the 2020 model year gets underway at Colonial Toyota, a new era in the nameplate’s storied history will dawn on customers. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid in Milford, CT will be available during the spring of 2019 and will not only by the first Corolla to be equipped with Toyota’s award-winning hybrid technology, it will be among the first to feature a next-generation Hybrid Synergy Drive system. Additionally, the 2020 Corolla Hybrid will ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture Platform and offer the automaker’s latest safety and connectivity equipment.
Toyota has been a leader in the hybrid segment of the automotive industry for nearly 20 years. The secret to its success is the Hybrid Synergy Drive system, and in the 2020 Corolla Hybrid it now features a new technology called Hyper-Prime Nickel™ that allows for better battery performance in a lighter package. This new battery technology allows it to be stored under the rear seat of the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, instead of taking up valuable space in the trunk like the competition. This has also lowered the vehicle’s center of gravity. In fact, the new hybrid battery system of the 2020 Corolla Hybrid is so powerful, it can propel the compact sedan for short distances or through low-speed environments like parking lots or garages without using a drop of gasoline.
The updated battery system used in the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is attached to a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will produce up to 121 horsepower and has an estimated fuel economy of better than 50 miles per gallon.
New Safety Systems
All coming trim grades of the 2020 Corolla Hybrid will be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. The updated system now offers Lane Tracing Assist to center the Corolla Hybrid in the lane of a highway and a Road Sign Assist for additional peace of mind on unfamiliar roads.
The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid will join most of the rest of the automaker’s lineup in offering cutting-edge connectivity equipment. This includes Toyota Entune 3.0 as standard equipment. In addition to having all of its native features, it will also offer Apple CarPlay™.