The 2023 Toyota Corolla is a new fifth-generation hybrid electric technology which delivers more power, greater driving experience and performance to the owners.
Although the Corolla has been around for more than half a century, it has always kept pace with changes in motorists’ needs and preferences.
It said this is why it has achieved world-record sales of more than 50 million across 12 generations since 1966.
This ability to adapt to the times is just as evident today with the announcement of the New Corolla.
While the visible exterior and interior updates are an evolution of the 12th generation Corolla’s design, more significant changes have been made to the powertrain and electronics.
With fresh styling, the introduction of fifth-generation hybrid electric technology, a comprehensively upgraded digital user experience and an extended range of Toyota T-Mate safety and assistance features, the New Corolla is equipped to strengthen its role as a core volume model for Toyota in Europe and elsewhere.
The new range gains a more refined and contemporary appearance with changes to the front grille mesh pattern, fog light bezels and alloy wheel designs. Higher grades of the hatchback and Touring Sports models gain new bi-LED headlights; on High grade, these come with an Adaptive High-beam System (AHS).
The New Corolla benefits from Toyota’s latest digital and multimedia features, designed for a better user experience and future-proofed so that new features and upgrades can be introduced with seamless over-the-air updates.
The enlarged, 10.5-inch multimedia display presents graphics in high definition and has an anti-glare screen, ensuring excellent visibility in all lighting conditions. Starting from the Mid-grade (2) the driver’s instrument display has also undergone a transformation with a new 12.3-inch combimeter that can be customized to the driver’s preference in four different modes: Casual, Smart, Sport and Tough.
The driver can also make use of a new onboard voice agent that recognises natural, conversational requests to operate multimedia or vehicle functions such as opening or closing windows.
Also, a number of 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, activate the hazard lights and locate their vehicle.
The New Corolla range will go on sale in Europe during the first quarter of 2023.