Toyota Corolla Trek hybrid: price, specification and on-sale date
Toyota has announced pricing for the Corolla Trek, a toughened-up version of the Corolla Touring Sports estate. Starting from £29,224 on-the-road, the Trek is available with both 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid drivetrains. It gets a raised ride height and extra underfloor protection, with Toyota suggesting it's aimed at ‘active families’. Order books are open now, with the first customer deliveries due to take place before the end of 2020.
The car takes its name from bicycle manufacturer Trek; an agreement between the two companies saw 16 Corolla Treks used as support vehicles at the 2019 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’ suspension 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. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included.
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.
The Trek is the least efficient version of the Corolla Touring Sports, but its emissions and fuel economy figures are still respectable. The 1.8-litre model emits 113g/km and returns 56.5mpg on average, while the 2.0-litre emits 121g/km and manages 53.3mpg on average. Performance is adequate – 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.