Toyota adds Corolla Hybrid

Toyota has released a single-spec Corolla Hybrid hatchback priced from $26,990.

It uses the 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrolelectric drivetrain from the previous generation Prius, though itís more powerful at 100kW. Claimed economy is 4.1L/100km, 21 percent more than the Prius. The Hybrid scores most of the gear from the Corolla ZR, including dual-zone climate control, smart-key entry, sat-nav and LED headlights, but it makes do with 16-inch alloys (the ZR rides on 17s).