Diesel out, hybrid in: According to this motto, Toyota uses its latest mass models, Corolla and RAV4. But is it really worth it? We took a closer look at the more powerful Corolla 2.0 Hybrid with 180 horsepower system performance.
What is it?
Since early 2019, Toyota Corolla has been the successor to Auris. This gives a known name, in recent years only a mediocre notchback such as Corolla was sold. Mediocrity wants the new compact car but not at all. And so the Japanese are technically full: the new Corolla shares its platform with the youngest generations of Toyota Prius and C-HR. Said platform is called "TNGA GA-C", plus a brand new rear suspension with several links.
Visually, Corolla 2019 visibly improved compared to Auris, the design of the five-door and sports tourist named Kombi points with autonomy and modernity. Inside, the materials used were noticeably finer, but the dashboard is quite expansive. As a driver, it is important to watch, because with a door open, part of the cockpit is aimed at the knee guard. In addition, the operation is not conspicuous, too many buttons in small sizes require guidance in the state. We were especially negative when it rubbed off on the rather lean Navi. So it remains to be said: Less would be more. After all, narrower A-pillars, a lower positioned dashboard and a flatter bonnet enhance the all-round visibility of the driver. Despite the 4.37 meter long and 2.64 meter wheelbase, the space in the five-door tailgate (as Toyota calls it) is quite moderate, like 313 to 1,024 liters of luggage space in the 2.0 Hybrid.