Electrifying Design Meets Electrified Power in a All-New 2020 Corolla Hybrid

Posted on 29. Nov, 2018 by in Toyota Canada

2020 Corolla Hybrid


  • All-New Dynamic Design
  • New-Generation Hybrid Synergy Drive
  • First-Ever Corolla Hybrid in North America
  • Anticipated total fuel expenditure of reduction than 5.0L / 100 km
  • TNGA Platform for Outstanding Agility and Comfort
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
  • Standard Entune™ 3.0 Audio with Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • On Sale Spring 2019


TORONTO, ON – Nov 28, 2018 – With a bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation, a 2020 Toyota Corolla was already large news in sedans for 2019. And now comes a ultimate “But wait, there’s more!” bonus: a new hybrid indication that will have an approaching total fuel expenditure of reduction than 5.0L / 100 km. That creates a 2020 Corolla Hybrid a many fuel-efficient indication to ever wear a indication name that debuted some-more than a half-century ago.

The pattern isn’t a usually thing electrifying about a Corolla Hybrid. This high-efficiency indication adapts a latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from a new-generation Prius, already proven as a fuel economy winner. Only Toyota offers such a graphic choice of variety in this car segment, so catering to business who have opposite tastes in pattern though a same enterprise for limit fuel efficiency.

The 2020 Corolla Hybrid, like a gas-powered siblings, delivers a highly-satisfying pushing experience, along with a brand’s latest advances in comfort and multimedia technology. As on a 2020 Corolla gas models, a Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 apartment of active reserve systems comes standard.

The 2020 Corolla Hybrid is nonetheless some-more justification of Toyota’s undoubted tellurian hybrid leadership, that began some-more than 20 years ago.

Fit for a Hybrid

The hybrid powertrain and battery were a healthy fit for a new Corolla since of a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. There’s no concede in cabin roominess, for example, when selecting a Corolla Hybrid contra a gas model.

The new hybrid complement combines a 1.8-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine with dual motor/generators by an electronically tranquil planetary-type invariably non-static delivery (CVT) transaxle. Combined complement outlay of 121 horsepower yields decidedly manageable performance.

The nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery container employs a newly grown record called Hyper-Prime Nickel™ to boost battery opening in a smaller and lighter package. The battery’s smaller stretch and agree figure concede it to be finished underneath a back seat, rather than holding adult case space, and also permitting a 60/40 separate folding back seatback to enhance load capacity. The battery plcae also contributes to a vehicle’s revoke centre of gravity, a bonus to agility.

The engine, operative in unison with a electric engine (MG2), assures manageable performance, while model appetite potency is achieved by regulating both electric motors (MG1 and MG2) for hybrid battery charging.

Driving a Corolla Hybrid

The Corolla Hybrid’s linear acceleration response competence take some by surprise. When pulling away, a battery provides a pointed appetite boost in sequence to put reduction aria on a engine and discharge a “rubber band” outcome gifted with some hybrids.

A preload differential adds to a assured acceleration feel. During low loads and low differential rotation, differential-limited torque is distributed to a left and right wheels, agreeable glorious doing stability. At mid-range and high engine loads, a preload differential functions as an open differential.

Corolla Hybrid has EV mode, that allows a car to be operated as a pristine electric car for brief distances, depending on certain conditions, such as battery assign level. This mode is useful for doing a car in parking lots or indoor parking garages, for example. The Vehicle Proximity Notification underline alerts pedestrians of a vehicle’s participation when regulating in battery mode.

Along with a approaching NORMAL and ECO expostulate modes, a SPORT expostulate mode environment allows for an boost in appetite for stronger acceleration response when desired.

  • NORMAL mode: Allows a hybrid complement to grasp an ideal multiple of fuel economy and car acceleration. The accelerator opening volume changes linearly in response to accelerator pedal operation.
  • ECO mode: Improves hybrid complement potency by tying appetite in response to light to assuage accelerator pedal input.
  • SPORT mode: Available appetite is increased, permitting for softened acceleration response.

Stopping a Corolla Hybrid

Another boost to potency comes from a Electronically Controlled Brake (ECB) system, that coordinates operation between a regenerative braking force of a electric motors and a hydraulic braking complement force to yield optimal interlude power. By proactively regulating a electric motors to redeem as most electrical appetite as probable from a regenerative braking system, this intensely fit mild control helps to maximize fuel economy.

An active hydraulic upholder on a required (non-regenerative) braking complement improves pedal feel and feedback for a driver. Critically, should there ever be a malfunction in a ECB system, a required hydraulic braking complement can stop a vehicle.

Brake Hold, when engaged, is a available record that reduces motorist bid while watchful during a trade light or while pushing in complicated traffic. When a motorist presses a accelerator, Brake Hold releases instantly.

How a Other Half Works

The other half of a Hybrid Synergy Drive team, a gas engine, is no reduction considerable than a electric side. The 2ZR-FXE 1.8-litre inline four-cylinder engine was designed privately for a hybrid application. The long-stroke pattern employs a Atkinson cycle, that uses a really high application ratio (13.0:1) along with a shorter intake cadence and longer enlargement cadence than a Otto cycle. The Atkinson cycle extracts some-more appetite from a fuel, and a electric motors recompense for reduced low-end appetite (versus a Otto cycle).

Friction combined by a piston skirts, rotating tools and oil siphon is reduced, and an electric H2O siphon eliminates a parasitic waste with a required belt-driven pump. Toyota sought potency gains in each system. The highly-efficient atmosphere conditioning system, for example, uses S-FLOW control, that automatically optimizes airflow around a cabin according to a feverishness setting, tangible cabin and outward temperatures, object intensity, and assigned seats.

Getting a engine adult to doing feverishness fast is vicious to conserving fuel and shortening emissions during start-up. In a Corolla Hybrid, an empty feverishness recirculation complement speeds adult engine coolant warm-up. That in spin allows a hybrid complement to stop a gas engine progressing and some-more mostly in a pushing cycle when it’s not needed, for instance in low-power-demand city pushing conditions.

The PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) heater fast provides cabin feverishness electrically in cold temperatures.

Hybrid Exclusives

The Corolla Hybrid rolls on 15-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels with low-rolling insurgency tires. As on a Corolla gas models, a new multi-link back cessation improves both doing lively and float comfort compared to a previous-generation Corolla Sedan.

The instrument row uses a high-grade scale with a 7-inch Multi-Information Display (MID). The MID shows a speedometer, as good as a hybrid complement indicator/real-time battery assign standing indicator. ECO accelerator guidance, also shown in a MID, can yield a guideline for maximizing fuel potency by coaching a motorist on optimal accelerator pedal operation to compare pushing conditions. Drivers who like a visible interest of saying engine rpm can select to arrangement a tachometer.

Multimedia Mogul

The 2020 Corolla Hybrid’s multimedia offerings start with a customary Entune™ 3.0 Audio complement that includes: 8-in. touchscreen display; 6 speakers; Apple CarPlay compatibility; Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect; Safety Connect; Scout GPS Link Compatible; Siri Eyes Free; auxiliary audio jack and USB 2.0 pier with iPod connectivity and control; AM/FM; MP3/WMA playback capability; voice approval training and tutorials; hands-free phone capability; voice recognition; song streaming around Bluetooth; customizable home screen, and weather/traffic information around Entune 3.0 App Suite.


The Corolla Hybrid comforts 8 customary airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System, that includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology. All Corolla models come versed with a customary backup camera.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Significantly, all 2020 Corolla models are versed as customary with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, an modernized apartment of integrated active reserve features.

PCS (Pre-Collision System): Is designed to automatically activate a brakes to assistance equivocate a collision or lessen a impact force. PCS is means to detect a car or walking in day and low-light conditions, as good as a bicycle during daylight.

Full-Speed DRCC (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control): Designed for highway use, designed to say a set vehicle-to-vehicle stretch and is also able of low-speed following adult to speeds of about 24 mph. The Corolla can stop when a car forward comes to a stop, progressing an suitable stretch to it.

LDA (Lane Departure Alert) w/ Steering Assist: Designed to give a motorist heard and visible warnings and, if necessary, provides steering assistance if it detects a probability of withdrawal a pushing lane. It also detects additional weaving within a pushing line that competence prove motorist distraction, oversight or drowsiness.

LTA (Lane Tracing Assist): LTA is enabled when LDA and DRCC are both on and active. LTA employs a line centering duty that will make consistent steering inputs to assistance a motorist keep a car in a lane. LTA is designed for uses on comparatively true highways to preemptively equivocate neglected line departures and revoke motorist fatigue.

AHB (Automatic High Beam): When enabled, detects a headlights of approaching vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles and automatically switches between high and low beams as appropriate.

The 2020 Corolla Hybrid will go on sale in Canada in a Spring of 2019.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 5 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness in a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and tools placement centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates dual production comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 8 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.


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