Toyota Corolla TREK announced

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports Hybrid gains new TREK variant for ‘active families’

A new Toyota Corolla TREK variant has been added to the Corolla Touring Sports estate line-up, with a raised ride height and extra underfloor protection. Toyota says it's aimed at ‘active families’.

An agreement with bicycle manufacturer Trek saw 16 Corolla TREKs used as support vehicles at this year’s Vuelta a Espana cycling race, with the fleet set to be used at further European events, too.

The Corolla TREK sees the standard Corolla Touring Sports’ ride height raised by 20mm, with bespoke 17-inch wheels and a new honeycomb grille added to the exterior. Foglamps and LED headlights are added, as is rear privacy glass.

Inside, a two-tone textile upholstery is used, with a matching, wood-effect finish on parts of the dashboard. A seven-inch digital display is standard, while an eight-inch infotainment system is carried over from the standard car.

The TREK logo can be found on the door sills and on the tailgate. Also included is Toyota’s Safety Sense pack, which includes a pre-collision system capable of recognising cyclists during the day and pedestrians both day and night.

Adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, traffic-sign recognition and automatic high-beam headlights are standard, too.

As is the case with the standard Corolla Touring Sports, buyers have the option of either a 1.8 or 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain.

Performance and efficiency are expected to be identical to the standard variants, with the two powertrains capable of 50 and 66mpg fuel economy respectively. Models with the 1.8-litre engine cover 0-62mph in 11.1 seconds, with the more powerful 2.0-litre engine cutting this to 8.1 seconds.

Toyota has told DrivingElectric that UK prices for the TREK will be announced in the coming weeks. A figure of around £29,000 is expected: order books are open now, with the first customer deliveries due to take place before the end of the year.