Toyota UK is retiring the single petrol option of the Corolla, making the compact hatchback a hybrid-only model.
For the 2020 model year, the range of the Toyota Corolla is now offering just the 120 HP 1.8-liter and 181 HP 2.0-liter hybrid powetrains while Toyota is adding the new GR Sport and Trek models. The turbocharged 1.2-liter unit, the only model available with a manual transmission in Europe, is being discontinued.
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The new Corolla GR Sport will play the role of the sportiest model in the range, at least until Toyota decides to give us a proper hot hatch version. The new version features model-specific styling, including sharper-looking bumpers, honeycomb pattern for the grille’s mesh, piano black details and new 18-inch alloy wheels with red center caps.
Inside the Corolla GR Sport you’ll find sports seats dressed in black fabric with leather-like bolsters and plenty of red stitching. Standard equipment includes a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, an infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a color head-up display, LED headlights, Toyota Safety Sense and more.
The new Toyota Corolla Trek will be offered in a wagon bodystyle exclusively; the Japanese manufacturer partnered with renowned bicycle maker TREK for its creation, with the end result posing as the more rugged, crossover-like version of the Corolla.
The more rugged looks come courtesy of the fender mouldings, silver-finished bumper under-runs and are combined with a 20mm suspension lift and 17-inch alloy wheels. The cabin features two-tone fabric upholstery and a subtle wood trim on the dashboard.
The 2020 Toyota Corolla is now on sale, with the new GR Sport and Trek models to start deliveries in January.