13 Jun 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
For 2020, the Toyota Corolla has been redesigned and for the first time in North America, it will be available as a hybrid. A 1.8L, 4 cylinder engine combined with two motor/generators through an electronically controlled CVT will produce 121 hp and 105 lb.ft of torque. There is never the need to plug in the vehicle as it recharges itself on the go thanks to Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD). It is a system where, when the gas engine is running it drives a generator which in turn charges the battery. HSD also includes a feature called Regenerative Braking that also helps to recharge the battery. Via a motor, it works by capturing some of the energy used for braking and transforming that energy into electricity which is then stored in the battery. All of this equates to fuel efficiency and savings. This popular choice of vehicle around the globe is poised to remain so for 2020 as Toyota is making the green road even greener.