When the diesel does not deliver, the best way to gain maximum fuel-efficiency is to go hybrid. Toyota thinking alike us has brought the Corolla hybrid to Shanghai Auto show 2015.
The Hybrid Corolla is uttered to get manufactured only in China and get sale through the FAW-Toyota, a joint venture of the company in People’s Republic.
In the hybrid version, designers have used distinctive tricks to explain the newness. Starting from the dual-slat front grille, headlamps too are sharpened with LED lamps, where the large air dam is given a wraparound treatment. Fog lamps are recessed; alloy wheels now carved out of a new piece of metal. On the top, fresh blue paint shade takes over the theme. Chrome has played very important part in promoting peppiness of sedan. Just to tip off, did someone notice the logo on forehead, which is also reworked provided with the blue inlays to mimic it as hybrid?
In the bay, power is fed by a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle engine synchronized with the electric motors to send the output of 99bhp. Overall, the car sips 4.9L of fuel per 100km.
Launch of Toyota Corolla Hybrid will take place in China during 2015.