Toyota has released an off-road-inspired version of the Corolla Touring Sports estate in partnership with the cycle manufacturer, TREK
This is the new Toyota Corolla TREK – an off-road-inspired version of the Corolla Touring Sports estate, built to honour Toyota’s partnership with the American cycle manufacturer TREK. Toyota has already supplied 16 examples to the TREK-Segafredo World Tour cycling teams as support vehicles.
Revisions over the standard Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate include a unique set of 17-inch alloy wheels, rugged black plastic exterior cladding, a honeycomb radiator grille, rear privacy glass, new front fog lamps and LED headlights. The Corolla TREK’s suspension has also been raised by 20mm, while protective skid plates are fitted front and rear. Despite its jacked-up suspension, all models are front-wheel drive; no 4×4 version will be offered.
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Inside, the Corolla TREK has new two-tone cloth upholstery, a redesigned dashboard with decorative wooden inlays and TREK badges for its door-steps and bootlid. Buyers also get a seven-inch digital instrument binnacle, an eight-inch infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, a day-time cyclist detection system, and a powered automatic tailgate.
Like the rest of the Corolla range, the TREK will be available with a choice of 1.8-litre or 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol-electric hybrid powertrains. The former has an output of 120bhp, while the latter gets 178bhp. Both units send their power to the front wheels via a CVT gearbox, and both should offer fuel economy figures of around 50mpg.
Toyota is yet to officially announce pricing information for the new Corolla TREK, but we expect prices will start from around £29,000. Toyota is taking orders now, with first deliveries due to arrive by the end of the year.
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