Toyota has launched the all new 12th generation Corolla sedan in UAE. The world’s favorite car with a record sale of over 47 million units around the world is available with Hybrid Electric powertrain for the first time in the Emirates.
Launched by Al-Futtaim Toyota, the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan features an unprecedented performance and an exceptional fuel economy of 27.6 km/liter making it the consummate version of the iconic sedan.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, said:
“The all-new 2020 Corolla is the most radical rethink of the iconic nameplate yet. Not only is it forward-looking in its technology, it delivers a driving experience that is unprecedented. In addition to the petrol variant, customers will now also have a Hybrid Electric option, thereby enhancing the appeal of the Corolla badge while answering an increasing need for clean motoring in the UAE. We are confident the new model will carry the legacy of the Corolla nameplate even further.”
Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, the new Corolla has a lower center of gravity, 60% more rigid body shell and multi-link suspension all contribute to better handling and stability, without compromising on ride comfort.
The 2020 Corolla has an exciting drive personality imbued by three powertrain options; these include a newly developed 2.0-liter four-cylinder Dynamic Force engine with a new D-4S fuel injection system, which produces 168 hp and 200 Nm of torque and is mated to a new 10-speed Sequential Shiftmatic transmission. Then there is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 121 hp and 154 Nm of torque, which is paired with a Multidrive 7-speed automatic transmission.
The new electrified hybrid powertrain combines two power sources consisting of a petrol engine and two electric motors producing 97 hp and 71 hp with a combined power of 121 hp and delivering 142 Nm and 162 Nm of torque respectively. It is also mated to an Electrically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT), which provides an outstanding fuel consumption value of 27.6 km/liter while improving the driving experience.
On the safety front, the Corolla Hybrid gets dual front and side airbags, which includes enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Hill-Start Assist and Anti-lock Braking System. The 2020 Toyota Corolla is on sale now across Al-Futtaim Toyota showrooms with a starting price of AED 71,900
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