Toyota will start taking orders for the 2020 Corolla Sedan in Australia in late November, updating its compact saloon’s lineup and adding a hybrid powertrain.
Offered in Sport and SX trim levels, from AU$26,335 (US$18,096) and AU$29,735 (US$20,432), respectively, the Corolla Sedan Hybrid is powered by the 1.8-liter petrol engine and a couple of electric motors, generating a combined output of 121 HP (122 PS), directed to the front wheels via an e-CVT. According to the official spec sheet, average consumption is just 3.5 l/100 km (67.2 mpg US / 80.7 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions sit at 81 g/km.
The rest of the four-dooe 2020 Corollas pack a new 2.0-liter petrol four that replaces the old 1.8-liter unit, delivering 168 HP (170 PS) and 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) of torque, or 29 HP (30 PS) and 27 Nm (20 lb-ft) more than the engine it replaces. For this version, Toyota claims an average fuel consumption of 6.0 l/100 km (39.2 mpg US / 47.1 mpg UK) when paired to the continuously variable transmission (CVT), or 6.5 l/100 km (36.2 mpg US / 43.5 mpg UK) with the manual, which is only available in the entry-level Ascent Sport.
The 2020 Corolla Sedan range kicks off with the Ascent Sport, priced at AU$23,335 (US$16,035) with the manual and AU$24,835 (US$17,065) with the CVT. It features LED headlights and taillights, alloy wheels, 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth, USB and Aux inputs as standard, while the CVT-equipped variant adds automatic climate control and the hybrid packs keyless entry & go.
Priced at AU$28,235 (US$19,402) for the petrol CVT and AU$29,735 (US$20,432) for the hybrid CVT, the mid-range SX adds the three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, wireless smartphone charging pad, satellite navigation system and digital radio.
The range-topping ZR comes with the petrol CVT from AU$33,635 (US$23,112) and features 18-inch alloy wheels, a tilt and slide moonroof, synthetic leather and Rezatec upholstery, head-up display, premium JBL audio and electrochromatic rearview mirror.
The Toyota Safety Sense suite is standard on all trim levels and includes autonomous emergency braking, pre-collision safety with daytime and nighttime pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic high beams and road-sign assist. The entry-level Corolla Sedan gets high-speed active cruise control and lane departure warning with steering assist, whereas cars equipped with the CVT add all-speed active cruise control, lane-trace assist and lane centering function.