2020 Toyota Corolla Offers the Car’s First Hybrid

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The Corolla is finally getting its turn as a hybrid! This one has been a long time coming, right? The first Corolla Hybrid will be introduced in 2020 and we’re incredibly excited about it. 

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid brings another level of fuel economy to the already-efficient Corolla. Toyota is projecting the Corolla Hybrid will achieve 50 MPG. For comparison, the gas 2019 Corolla gets 32 combined MPG.

The Corolla Hybrid will achieve such stellar fuel efficiency with its Hybrid Synergy Drive system. This system is the same that powers the newly updated 2019 Prius and uses a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with two motor/generators through an electronically controlled planetary-type continuously variable transmission transaxles. The hybrid powertrain delivers 121 horsepower.

Along with the hybrid powertrain system achieving high fuel efficiency, the Corolla Hybrid has EV driving mode for purely electric driving. EV mode can be utilized for short distances, depending on certain conditions, like battery charge level.  

As a hybrid, the 2020 Corolla Hybrid also utilizes a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. This battery uses new technology called Hyper-Prime Nickel, which allows the battery to boost performance while being smaller, lighter and flatter than other hybrid batteries. The size of the battery allows it to easily fit under the Corolla Hybrid’s rear seats, which gives more trunk space and further cargo room when the rear seats are folded down. 

Improved space isn’t the only cool interior feature of the 2020 Corolla Hybrid. The Entune 3.0 Audio system is standard. It includes the following:

• 8-inch touchscreen display with customizable home screen 

• Six speakers

• Apple CarPlay

• Siri Eyes Free

• Amazon Alexa

• Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect

• Wifi Connect

• Safety Connect

• Scout GPS Link Compatibility

• Auxiliary audio jack and USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control

• AM/FM radio

• MP3/WMA playback capability

• Voice recognition training and tutorials

• Hands-free phone capability

• Music streaming via Bluetooth

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid will also come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Available here at Steve Landers Toyota of Northwest Arkansas in the spring of 2019, we’ll keep you updated on this cool hybrid! 

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