The much anticipated announcement of the all new Corolla Touring Sports has finally arrived. 2019 will see the arrival of the world’s first Corolla Touring Sports Hybrid which will hit Irish shores in January 2019, as the fourth model in the eagerly anticipated 2019 Toyota self-charging hybrid invasion.
|Corolla 1.8 Hybrid Luna Touring Sports||€28,420
|Corolla 1.8 Hybrid Sol Touring Sports||€31,990|
The new Toyota Corolla Touring Sports made its first appearance at the 2018 Paris motor show. The all-new Corolla features a dynamic, sleek, refined and versatile design. Created and developed in Europe, the Touring Sports' body type makes it a key model for people looking for practicality and style without compromise.
Reflecting the brand’s continued focus on hybrid technology, the Corolla Touring Sports will offer customers just one conventional engine -a 116 hp 1.2 litre turbo petrol unit- and a choice of 122 hp, 1.8 litre or 180 hp, 2.0 litre hybrid powertrains. This latter is a unique proposition in this segment as no other conventional powertrain can offer the same combination of performance and low emissions.
The new Touring Sports was styled in Europe at the recently opened Design Centre in Zaventem. Thanks to the adoption of TNGA, the new wagon is no longer merely a variation of the hatchback, but has become a distinctly separate model in its own right.
The new Corolla Touring Sports has a wheelbase of 2700 mm and a best-in-class rear seat passenger legroom.
Exclusive to the segment, the Corolla Touring Sports' dynamic design is further emphasised through a range of four optional bi-tone colour schemes available from launch. They combine the body colour with a black finish to the roof and roof pillars, and the front lower grille surround.
The new Corolla Touring Sports features an all-new interior designed to create a spacious, modern and cohesive cabin environment in which new textures, colours and trim combine to offer the highest levels of visual and tactile quality.
A key advantage of the new GA-C platform is the possibility of a having a lower front seat hip point to lower the vehicle's centre of gravity and offer a more engaging driving position.
The new Corolla Touring Sports has the additional benefits of a front to rear seat couple distance of 928 mm for ample rear seat passenger space, and a generous, 598 litre VDA loadspace incorporating numerous aids for to practicality and convenience.
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