Toyota has publicly announced the imminent arrival of the eleventh generation 2018 Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid. The Japanese automaker said in a recent presser that the second facelift of the Corolla Axio model is set to hit the streets this year alongside the third generation Fielder.
A source close to the Toyota Motor Corporation authorities of Japan believes the inbound Corolla Axio is fuel-efficient and can bring down C02 emissions by almost 64% than the ongoing version.
Toyota Japan expects the new-gen Toyota Corolla Axio hybrid model to boast huge sales not only in the Japanese domestic market but also international car market. As per our source, the company plans on selling around 2,500 Corolla Axio hybrid units monthly.
Virtually all the Japanese vehicle companies have divulged plans to shift from regular gasoline to hybrid and electrified cars.
2018 Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid Dimension and Design
The 2018 Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid measures about 183.1 inches long, 69.9 inches wide and 57.3 inches high. Its wheelbase stands at approximately 106.3 inches. Additionally, the Axio hybrid model under review brings forth a redesigned grille and front bumper. We also find front- and rear-Synergy Blue emblems, Light Blue Metallic shed among other distinctive highlights.
2018 Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid Interior
The interior section of the Corolla Axio hybrid highlights an elegant cabin with white accents, which have proven to be popular among Toyota’s mainstream customers.
The overall interior presents a futuristic design that includes blue-highlighted instrument panels. Toyota has equipped it with a 4.2-inch TFT color multi-information screen for easy verification of hybrid-system information, such as Eco-Drive status and various other useful indicators.
It is set to include re-engineered shift lever housing/center console, upper door trim, and artificial-leather wreathed instrument cluster. Besides, we will likely be treated to a whole new shift stick knob comprising blue-accented leather ornamentation. Toyota says it has left no stone unturned in ensuring safety and security during the ride.
The Toyota Safety Sense C package comes as standard across all the 2018 Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid models. Furthermore, the next generation Corolla Axio models will convey Intelligence Clearance Sonar, which prevents or mitigates collisions occasioned by rapid acceleration due to pedal misapplication. When the system detects an obstacle, it automatically decreases the output of the engine or motor.
2018 Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid Engine Output
The 2018 Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid has a superior fuel efficiency that will probably excite even the most critical of consumers.
This unit is a 1.5-liter Toyota Hybrid System II, which comes with reduced gear components to accomplish top-of-the-line fuel efficiency. It can output 72kW (97 hp). The powertrain’s fuel economy figures have moved from the previous 79.50 mpg to 80.91 mpg.
For significantly enhanced fuel efficiency, the Corolla Axio hybrid comes with fuel-efficient Atkinson-cycle powertrain alongside a cooled Exhaust Gas Regulation system. An electric motor drives the water pump thus avoiding the need to use a drive belt. The system reduces friction loss while precisely controlling coolant flow rate to achieve improved fuel economy.
2018 Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid Release Date and Price
The 2018 Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid arrives at dealers in the first half of this year. Toyota is yet to announce its price. More feeds will become available soon.