Orders open for the new 2023 Toyota Corolla

Order books are now open at Toyota retailers for the new 2023 Toyota Corolla, online orders will also be available from 1 September. The British-built range of hatchbacks and Touring Sports wagons benefits from significant upgrades to its self-charging full hybrid electric powertrains, a new multimedia system with additional functions and improved usability, an expanded portfolio of safety and driver assistance features and new styling details inside and out.

Fifth generation Toyota full hybrid electric technology

The new Corolla introduces the fifth generation of Toyota’s world-leading self-charging, full hybrid electric system to UK customers.

As with the current model, 1.8 and 2.0-litre hybrid systems are available, both benefiting from significant changes to their engine and electric motor that enhance the driving experience with extra power, improved performance and drivability, with unchanged or lower CO2 emissions (depending on the powertrain).

The power control unit (PCU) and transaxle have been redesigned and the lithium-ion battery is more powerful, yet smaller and lighter (mass reduced by up to 18kg). Drivers will also appreciate more direct drive force delivery in response to their use of the throttle pedal.

Total power from the 1.8-litre system has increased in 14 per cent to 138bhp, bringing a 1.7-second reduction in the 0-62mph time to 9.2 seconds. Despite this performance increase, CO2 emissions are expected to be unchanged at 102g/km. For the 2.0-litre system, total output has risen to 193bhp and almost half a second has been shaved from the 0-62mph time, taking it down to 7.5 seconds. A reduction of 3g/km in the combined cycle CO2 figure is expected, to 107g/km. All data are tentative, prior to homologation.

The digital experience

Toyota’s latest digital and multimedia systems are designed for an easier, more intuitive user experience and future-proofed so that new features and upgrades can be provided via seamless over-the-air updates.

The Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system has 10.5-inch multimedia display with high-definition graphics and an anti-glare screen. Cars come with an inclusive four years’ subscription to Toyota Smart Connect, giving access to “always on” cloud navigation and real-time traffic and journey information.

The driver can also make use of a new on-board voice agent that recognises natural, conversational requests to operate the multimedia, or vehicle functions such as opening or closing windows.

New remote services are available using the MyT app, allowing drivers to use their smartphone to lock or unlock their car, operate the climate control to heat or cool the cabin prior to a journey and activate the hazard lights.

All models also feature a new 12.3-inch combimeter that can be customised to the driver’s preference in four different modes: Casual, Smart, Sport and Tough.

Refreshed designs

The new Corolla range gains a more refined and contemporary appearance with changes to the front grille mesh pattern, fog light bezels and alloy wheel designs. Design, Excel and GR Sport versions of the hatchback and Touring Sports models gain new bi-LED headlights (with an Adaptive High-beam System (AHS) on Excel grade).

The exterior paint choices include new Juniper Blue, a vibrant colour that reveals red undertones when viewed close-up. Also new, Decuma Grey is a timeless metallic shade enhanced by dark silver flakes in the paint

Pricing and up to 10 years’ warranty

On-the-road prices for the 2023 Corolla are shown below.

Icon 5dr hatchback 1.8 hybrid electric £29,610
Icon Touring Sports wagon 1.8 hybrid electric £30,945
Icon 5dr hatchback 2.0 hybrid electric £31,355
Icon Touring Sports wagon 2.0 hybrid electric £32,690
Design 5dr hatchback 1.8 hybrid electric £31,180
Design Touring Sports wagon 1.8 hybrid electric £32,515
Design 5dr hatchback 2.0 hybrid electric £32,925
Design Touring Sports wagon 2.0 hybrid electric £34,260
GR Sport 5dr hatchback 1.8 hybrid electric £32,390
GR Sport Touring Sports wagon 1.8 hybrid electric £34,105
GR Sport 5dr hatchback 2.0 hybrid electric £34,135
GR Sport Touring Sports wagon 2.0 hybrid electric £35,850
Excel 5dr hatchback 1.8 hybrid electric £32,800
Excel Touring Sports wagon 1.8 hybrid electric £34,515
Excel 5dr hatchback 2.0 hybrid electric £34,545
Excel Touring Sports wagon 2.0 hybrid electric £36,260

In common with every new Toyota, the new Corolla is eligible for Toyota warranty protection for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first). This comprises an initial three-year manufacturer warranty, followed by up to a further seven years of service-activated warranty.

For the first three years of the car’s life, owners can have it serviced at a place of their choice. When the new car warranty period expires, they can then benefit from an additional 12 months (or 10,000 miles) warranty when they have a qualifying service at an authorised Toyota workshop. The warranty is provided at no extra cost, up to a limit of 10 years/100,000 miles. Terms and conditions apply; full details are available at www.toyota.co.uk.


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