Any new launch from Toyota would most certainly be of interest and there will be curiosity all around, especially those who love new cars and new models. If one goes by the various grapevine news and news emanating from other sources, one has a feeling that the soon-to-be-launched 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid US. It is evincing quite a bit of interest and comparisons are being drawn with other brands and competitors. There are many who believe that it will give a good run for the money for Hyundai Ioniq, Honda Insight, and Toyota Prius and perhaps even Chevrolet Bolt EV. Nissan Leaf may also do well to watch out when this new model of Corolla from Toyota will hit the markets in 2020. It would be pertinent to mention here that this new model of Corolla could have quite a few blue tinges to its badging. This is perhaps to an emphasis on the fact that it is “hybrid” and therefore more environment-friendly.
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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Redesign, Exterior
As far as the exteriors are concerned, there are reasons to believe that it will be not very different from the non-hybrid versions of new Corolla 2020 which also will be hitting the market in a short period of time. It is expected that the Hybrid (US) version will most probably have the same rear and front look. It will have the trademark lower trim levels. Further, it is possible that it may do away with the extra grill opening on both the sides and this according to a many could leave a gaping maw.
Nevertheless, as mentioned above, the badging will most certainly have a blue accent to it. It would be also pertinent to mention here that this version of the Corolla will have unique aluminum alloy wheels of around 15 inches. Furthermore, it will use low-rolling resistance tires, all with one goal, to improve already good fuel consumption. However, there are many who feel that differentiating the non-hybrid from the hybrid could be the bit of an issue. One may have to closely look at the Hybrid reading in the rear to differentiate between the two.
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid dimensions:
– Height is 56.5 in.,
– Wheelbase is 106.3 in.,
– Front track width is 60.8 in.,
– Rear track width is 61.3 in.
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Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2020 Interior
You cannot expect much of a change as far as the interiors are concerned and it might remain the same as is the case with previous versions. The new Corolla Hybrid 2020 models instrument panel will have a reasonably big 7-inch(Multi-Information Display) gauge display which will most certainly be configurable. This will plenty feature like speedometer, ECO accelerator guidance, battery charge status, a hybrid system indicator, engine rpm…
This could also be perhaps configured to help display other things like accelerator guidance system or tachometer. The above feature will help in maximizing fuel efficiency. You can also expect it to have the famous Entune 3.0 multimedia system and it will most probably have more feature like Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi Connect, Safety Connect, Scout GPS Link Compatible, Siri Eyes Free, Amazon Alexa, AM/FM, MP3/WMA playback capability, voice recognition…Also, there will be hands-free phone capability, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity, auxiliary audio jack, weather condition, a traffic condition and more…
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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Interior
This vehicle will be powered by four-cylinder Inline Atkinson Cycle gas engine of 1.8-liter capacity and also with two electric motors. Those motors will be electronically controlled with planetary-type continuously variable transmission (CVT) transaxle. New 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid sedan will be able to generate a total of 121 horsepower. The battery pack is made from quality Nickel-Metal Hybrid Battery Pack. It makes use of new technology referred to as Hyper-Prime Nickel. This amongst other things reduces battery weight and size and also boosts performance. The fuel economy might be around 54 mpg in the City, 50 mpg at the Highway and 52 mpg Combined.
– NORMAL mode, it is balanced between fuel consumption and vehicle performance,
– ECO mode, this mode “takes’ your power and transfer it to better fuel efficiency by taking acceleration response,
– SPORT mode, this mode is the reverse of ECO mode, gives maximum possible acceleration power, and maximum fuel consumption.
2020 Corolla Hybrid Safety(Star Safety System + Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite):