Toyota Ireland has confirmed the first Corolla Hybrid will be sold in this country, with the first cars due to hit our shores in February 2019.
Powered by the 1.8-litre hybrid drivetrain that has seen service in the Prius and C-HR models, the Corolla Hybrid will have a sharper look and more engaging dynamics, as a result of its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform.
The Corolla saloon will also be available with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, but Toyota Ireland is predicting that 90 per cent of the model's four-door sales in 2019 will be Hybrids.
Furthermore, the Corolla family is being enlarged with the adoption of the Auris as the Corolla Hatchback. It will sit alongside the Saloon and Touring Sports estate in the new Corolla line-up, and the switch from Auris badging to Corolla is a move that's designed to capitalise on the power of global names - the Corolla has sold 45 million units worldwide in its lifetime, which makes it the best-selling car in history.
Prices and trim grades for the 191 Corolla line-up, Hybrid included, will be available from Toyota dealers nationwide from October 18th this year.