Toyota has revealed the all-new Toyota Corolla Saloon, ready to join the 12th generation range alongside the new British-built Hatchback and Touring Sports models presented earlier this year at the Geneva and Paris motor shows. More than 46 million Corolla cars have been sold worldwide since Toyota introduced the original model in 1966.
All three Corolla models will be introduced in the UK during the first quarter of 2019, marking a return for a Saloon version to the market here after a break of almost 15 years. Details of the UK range, specifications and prices will be announced nearer the on-sale date.
The Saloon will be available (according to market) with two powertrain options. The 120 bhp/90kW 1.8-litre hybrid system gives fuel economy of 83.0mpg (WLTP 65.7mpg) and CO2 emissions from just 77g/km (WLTP 98g/km). Toyota says that up to 50 per cent of typical commuting journeys can be accomplished in all-electric drive.
The other option is an improved 1.6-litre petrol engine.
The new Corolla Saloon is being built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey; Hatchback and touring Sports models are being produced by Toyota Manufacturing UK at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire.