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New Toyota Corolla GR Sport and Trek models added to range

Sporty and rugged variants of hatchback and Touring Sports added to Corolla range

The new Toyota Corolla is getting two additions to its range in late 2019 and early 2020, in the shape of the aggressively-styled Corolla GR Sport (hatchback and Touring Sports) and rugged Corolla Trek (Touring Sports only). Both will be available with a choice of 1.8- or 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains, but not the 1.2-litre petrol offered in the regular models.

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The 1.8-litre makes 121bhp, getting the car from 0-62mph in 10.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 112mph. Efficiency figures are impressive, hitting a claimed 83.1mpg and 76g/km of CO2 emissions. The 2.0-litre has 'stepped' ratios built into its automatic gearbox to mimic a manual, and makes a hefty 177bhp to cut the 0-62mph time to 7.9 seconds. Efficiency takes a hit, though: claimed fuel economy here is 74.3mpg, with CO2 emissions rising to 86g/km.

New Toyota Corolla GR Sport

Following on from the Yaris GR Sport introduced in 2018, the Corolla GR Sport gets a new front grille with a dark chrome finish, lower skirts and sills and a rear diffuser. It also has its own design of 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as front foglights, rear privacy glass, LED headlights and a two-tone black-and-grey paint finish.

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Inside, the seats are finished in black cloth and have leather-effect bolsters, while full leather is optional. There's also red and black stitching on the gearlever, steering wheel and instrument panel. There are no upgrades or changes to the car's engine or suspension, however, so performance and handling remain the same as the standard Corolla hatchback and Touring Sports.

The Corolla GR Sport goes on sale in Europe in January 2020. Exact UK on-sale date and specifications will be announced in due course.

New Toyota Corolla Trek

Available in Touring Sports estate form only, the Corolla Trek is a rugged, off-road-styled version of the car. It has been designed in collaboration with bicycle firm Trek, and will appear as a support vehicle for men’s and women’s teams competing in European events in the Trek-Segafredo World Tour.

Differences from the standard Corolla Touring Sports include a 20mm increase in ride height plus front and rear under-runs. Other standard kit includes 17-inch machined alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, front foglights and LED headlights. Inside, there's a seven-inch TFT infotainment screen, two-tone cloth upholstery and matching wood trim.

The Corolla Trek goes on sale in Europe in August 2019, and again, UK on-sale date and precise spec has yet to be confirmed.

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