Toyota Releases a Corolla Hybrid with Electric Safety Features
Nov. 28, 2018—Toyota has released a new Corolla hybrid model that achieves at least 50 mpg combined fuel economy.
The model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius. It will include the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of active safety systems as well.
The new hybrid system combines a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with two motor/generators through an electronically controlled planetary-type continuously variable transmission (CVT) transaxle. Combined system output of 121 horsepower yields decidedly responsive performance.
The Corolla Hybrid features eight standard airbags and Toyota's Star Safety System, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology. All Corolla models come equipped with a standard backup camera.