Toyota Corolla Hybrid to launch in India this year – Report
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Will be locally assembled alongside the Camry Hybrid.
According to Car and Bike, Toyota Kirloskar Motor will introduce the Toyota Corolla Hybrid in India in the middle of this year. It will be assembled alongside the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
So far, the Corolla Hybrid is only sold in the Chinese market, which features a slightly more contemporary and sleeker styling. The Indian model could feature a similar styling for better differentiation with the regular variants, which are expected to receive a facelift next month.
The hybrid powertrain in the Corolla is sourced from the Toyota Prius, which combines an 8ZR-FXE 1.8-litre VVT-i Atkinson cycle petrol engine that produces 73 kW (98 hp) and 142 Nm of torque and a permanent magnet synchronous motor that spins out 53 kW (71 hp) and 207 Nm of torque. In total, the hybrid system develops 100 kW (134 hp). Power is sent to the wheels via an electronically-controlled CVT.
With the addition of the Corolla Hybrid, Toyota will have the most number of hybrid offerings from a mass market manufacturer in the Indian market. Its luxury arm, Lexus, is also launching a hybrid-only portfolio in India next month.
Toyota Corolla Hybrid at Auto China 2016 – Image Gallery
[Source: Car and Bike]