The new British-built Toyota Corolla range will be entirely hybrid from 2020. The 1.2-litre turbocharged engine is being discontinued, while the improved 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre petrol-electric hybrids remain.
New too for the Corolla range are the GR Sport and TREK specifications. The former is, as you might expect, a sporty trim level adding exterior aggression. Larger wheels and sharper styling on the outside are complemented by sporty seats and trim on the inside.
The Touring Sports TREK is a curious trim, with the marque partnering with the well-known bicycle manufacturer. It has an ‘SUV-influenced’ look, which should go down well with adventure types into their mountain biking. That means a 20mm raised ride height to match other rugged styling add-ons.
In the cabin, there are TREK-branded scuff plates and even wood trim to keep with the out-doorsy feel. Thrown in with the TREK on top of the ‘Design’ equipment level is an electric tailgate with a kick system. Useful if your arms are fully of muddy bikes.
Finally, tech-savvy buyers will be pleased to note that all Corollas from 2020 will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as standard.