Japanese automaker Toyota has revealed the 2019 Corolla hybrid sedan recently. Since its introduction in 1966, Toyota Corolla has sold more than 45 million vehicles world wise and this is the first time ever that the automaker has introduced a hybrid powertrain with the premium sedan. According to Toyota, the first-ever Corolla Sedan hybrid is part of the new game-changing 2019 hybrid generation globally.
Under the hood, the newly revealed Toyota Corolla will offer a choice of two powertrains- a 1.8- litre Atkinson- cycle petrol engine with two electric motor / generators producing 121 bhp as well as 1.6- litre petrol engine generating 96.5 bhp and 142 Nm of peak torque, while the main drive motor makes 71 bhp of maximum power and 163 Nm of maximum torque. The hybrid motor sends drive to the front wheels through an electronically- controlled continuously- variable transmission with no need for plug- in recharging. According to the manufacturer, it offers low cost of ownership, fuel economy of only 3.4 l / 100 km (WLTP 4.3 l / 100 km) (Worldwide Harmonized Light- Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and CO2 emissions of only 77 g / km (WLTP 98 g / km), while offering up to 50 per cent all- electric drive on the everyday commute. On the other hand, the petrol engine offers a six-speed manual transmission with fuel consumption of 5.8 l / 100 km (WLTP 6.1 l / 100 km) and emissions as low as 131 g / km (WLTP 139 g / km).