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Monday, August 20, 2012

New Toyota Corolla Hybrid for Paris Motor Show debut [VIDEO]

2013 Toyota Corolla / Auris Hybrid will be officially unveiled at Paris Motor Show in the end of September. The new Toyota will offer enhanced dynamics, more distinctive styling and higher equipment levels.

With its new exterior design combined with a higher quality interior, the new Corolla / Auris benefits from improvements on the driving dynamics and efficiency enhancements to its powertrain line-up.

The overall height of the vehicle is with 55mm less than the current model. This and the lower front end design contribute to the aerodynamic performance with a Cd0.28 drag coefficient. Furthermore, this also effects in better handling stability and lower fuel consumption according to Toyota.

Greater use of high tensile steel, contributes to a 10 per cent increase in body stiffness and an overall vehicle weight saving of up to 40kg, helping to lower the car’s centre of gravity.

Toyota was the first manufacturer to offer a choice of three powertrains in the C-segment, with the new model also offering a choice of 1.4-litre diesel and 1.33 and 1.6-litre petrol engines as well as a hybrid model.

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