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Renowned as the world’s best-selling car, with more than 45 million vehicles sold worldwide since its introduction in 1966, the first-ever Corolla hybrid will be charged with a 1.8 hybrid powertrain and will carry a more modern and stylised aesthetic and will reflect the ‘fun-to-drive’ philosophy that’s integral to the TNGA system and the new game-changing hybrid generation.
Coming in as part of the new generation of self-charging hybrids arriving in early 2019, the Corolla is a unique offering in its segment; the combination of sleek styling, efficient and engaging hybrid driving dynamics makes for an outstanding package. A firm favourite with Irish drivers, and globally one of the most recognised model names, it’s expected that demand will be high.
It will also be available with a 1.6 petrol engine, but Toyota Ireland predicts that 90% of Saloon sales in 2019 will be hybrid.
It’s also been announced that the Auris is set to join the popular Corolla family, under the new name – Corolla Hatchback – and will sit alongside the extended Corolla range that now includes the Saloon and Touring Sport. This is a clear strategy to use the power of big global brand names, like the Camry which is the best-selling car in the US in 2018, and now the Corolla which is the world’s best-selling global car, to complement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA), which adds new dimensions of styling, driving dynamics and performance. All three Corolla body types will benefit from the latest hybrid technology. The first public appearance of the extended Corolla range will be the Corolla Touring Sports model at the Paris Motor Show in October.
Prices and grade level information for all models of the 191 Corolla will be available from Grandons Toyota on 18th October 2018, where deposits will be taken to guarantee delivery.
Those interested in becoming one of the first to test drive the Corolla Hybrid range, can visit register their interest here and find out more information on the model. Once registered, they’ll be kept up to date with exclusive news until first arrivals in February for the Corolla and early January 2019 for the Corolla Hatchback and Touring Sport. Given supply restrictions, those interested in securing early delivery are encouraged to register their interest now. Priority will be given to existing customers and early hand raisers who place an order.
In line with Toyota’s decision to cease production of diesel cars this year, Toyota’s exclusive range of hybrid and petrol models will be based on the new Toyota design architecture TNGA. The new models will carry a more modern and highly stylised aesthetic, currently reflected in the design of the phenomenally popular C-HR. TNGA places enthusiast-oriented 'fun to drive' characteristics and alluring styling on an equal footing with superlative build quality, even better fuel economy and environmental benefits, all of which makes the innovative 4th generation Hybrid models a game changer.
With deposits taken from the 18th of October until first arrivals into Toyota dealers from the first week in January 2019, the 4th generation 2.5 litre hybrid RAV4 is 10mm wider and 30mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor and offers a more spacious and comfortable cabin combined with an increased luggage space of up to 580L. Its stunning rugged exterior styling with option bi-tone colour scheme complements its modern luxurious interior complete with an updated infotainment system in the guise of an updated version of Toyota Touch 2 with 3D sat-nav mapping, voice recognition and phone connectivity.
To coincide with Toyota’s New Global Architecture, which adds new dimensions of styling, driving dynamics and performance, the world’s best-selling nameplate the Corolla, is being adopted for the Corolla Hatchback, replacing the Auris name. Marking the third generation of the incredibly popular C segment car, the all new Corolla Hatchback boasts a visually distinctive and individual look with a lower stance and more appealing proportions. Showcasing its new dynamic exterior design and also with a brand new 2.0 litre full hybrid powertrain, joining the 1.8 Hybrid and 1.2 petrol engine line-up, the all-new 2019 Corolla Hatchback is a game changer that marks the debut of the next generation of hybrid driving.
Despite the Camry Hybrid not arriving in Ireland until the first week of April 2019, pricing will be released on the 18th of October. With over 550 Irish drivers already expressing an interest in the Camry Hybrid, the challenge will be to match demand with the planned 300 to 400 supply in 2019. The new 8th generation Camry comes with a newly developed 2.5 litre hybrid engine, a power output of 218hp, best in class fuel economy and an expected best in class CO2 output, all of which is sure to make it a very popular choice for business executives.
Those interested in becoming one of the first to test drive the 4th generation hybrids, can register their interest, where more information on each model is now available. You’ll be kept up to date with exclusive news until first arrivals in January 2019. Given supply restrictions in January ‘19, those interested in securing early delivery are encouraged to register their interest now. Priority will be given to existing customers and early hand raisers who place an order.
Commenting on the new 2019 line-up Steve Tormey, CEO of Toyota Ireland said, “2019 represents a new era for Toyota in Ireland with the launch of this new set of Hybrid heroes -- the new RAV4, Auris and the much-anticipated return of the Camry in a 2.5 hybrid engine. With a significantly more attractive, dynamic and modern design aesthetic, we believe the new models will quickly catch the eye of drivers who previously might not have considered a Toyota, while our legion of devoted Toyota customers will be eager to get on board with our all-new range.
“In March 2018, Toyota announced plans to cease production of diesel passenger cars in line with our ‘Built for a Better World’ brand promise and in doing so solidified our leadership and commitment to making cars that are better for the environment and consumer health through improved air quality. With hybrid now representing 52% of our total car sales, we expect that the new models will drive a strong upward shift to these numbers next year, as more and more drivers naturally migrate away from diesel.”