New hybrid versions of Toyota's domestic market Corolla sedan and Fielder wagon have a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine rather than the 1.8 of the UK-produced Auris hatchback and wagon.

Combined power output of the powertrain, which uses nickel-metal hydride batteries, is 73kW.

Two drive modes are standard: Eco-Drive gives highest priority to fuel economy and EV Drive uses only the electric motor. Also standard is a vehicle proximity notification system to warn pedestrians of the approach of a quiet hybrid car, and hill start assist.

A Panasonic nanoe ioniser (with pollen removal function) is standard on all grades and disperses particle ions embedded in minute water droplets from the vent on the driver's side throughout the vehicle interior.

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Aug. 06, 2013

TMC Launches Corolla Hybrids in Japan

Toyota City, Japan, August 6, 2013—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces the launch of hybrid versions of the

"Corolla Axio" sedan and "Corolla Fielder" station wagon in Japan. In addition, there will be a special Corolla Fielder "Hybrid

G Aerotourer·WxB" grade. The vehicles will be sold across Japan through "Toyota Corolla" dealers starting today.

Corolla Axio Hybrid G Corolla Fielder Hybrid G

Aerotourer·WxB

The Hybrid G Aerotourer·WxB special edition Corolla Fielder features a stylish black interior with white highlights that has

proven popular among consumers. The hybrid Corolla Axio and Corolla Fielder will also be available as "Welcab" specially

equipped vehicles with factory-installed features for physically disabled individuals and the elderly.

Monthly sales target for Japan

Corolla Axio (hybrid) 1,000 units

Corolla Fielder (hybrid) 1,500 units

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices

Corolla Axio

Grade Hybrid System Driveline Price*

Hybrid

THS II with

reduction gear Front-wheel drive

1,925,000 yen

 With seat heaters 1,940,750 yen

Hybrid G 2,075,000 yen

 With seat heaters 2,090,750 yen

*

Includes consumption tax, does not include recycling fees and differs in Hokkaido and OkinawaCorolla Fielder

Grade Hybrid System Driveline Price*

Hybrid

THS II with

reduction gear Front-wheel drive

2,085,000 yen

 With seat heaters 2,100,750 yen

Hybrid G 2,165,000 yen

With seat heaters 2,180,750 yen

 Aerotourer 2,260,000 yen

*

Includes consumption tax, does not include recycling fees and differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa

Corolla Fielder Hybrid G Aerotourer·WxB

Grade Hybrid System Driveline Price*

Hybrid G Aerotourer·WxB THS II with

reduction gear Front-wheel drive 2,340,000 yen

*

Includes consumption tax, does not include recycling fees and differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa

Welcab Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices

Corolla Axio

Grade Base grade Hybrid System Driveline Price*

Rotating and

Sliding

Passenger

Seat model

Type A

Hybrid G THS II with

reduction gear

Front-wheel

drive

2,185,000 yen

Type B 2,196,000 yen

*

Includes consumption tax, does not include recycling fees and differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa and excludes recycling fees. The Type B model with

rotating and sliding passenger seat and the Type II, Type III, and Type IV Welcab Friendmatic models are exempt from consumption taxes.

Welcab Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices

Corolla Fielder

Grade Base grade Hybrid System Driveline Price*

Rotating and

Sliding

Passenger

Seat model

Type A

Hybrid G THS II with

reduction gear

Front-wheel

drive

2,275,000 yen

Type B 2,246,000 yen

Friendmatic

model

(Available in

November)

Type I 2,257,000 yen

Type II 2,474,000 yen

Type III 2,646,000 yen

Type IV 2,971,000 yen

*

Includes consumption tax, does not include recycling fees and differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa and excludes recycling fees. The Type B model with

rotating and sliding passenger seat and the Type II, Type III, and Type IV Friendmatic models are exempt from consumption taxes.

Vehicle Outline

Superior Fuel EfficiencyThe vehicles are equipped with a compact, lightweight, highly efficient 1.5-liter hybrid system (Toyota Hybrid System II

(THS II) with reduction gear) that achieves a fuel efficiency of 33.0 km/L under the JC08 test cycle of the Japanese Ministry

of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), representing top level performance in their displacement class. The

vehicles also exceed the MLIT fuel efficiency standard for 20151

 by 20 percent and achieve emissions levels 75 percent lower

than the 2005 standards under the MLIT's Approval System for Low-Emission Vehicles, making them eligible for tax

reductions under the Japanese government's tax incentive program for environment-friendly vehicles.

The vehicles feature the fuel-efficient Atkinson-cycle engine, as well as a cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system to

further improve engine efficiency.

The water pump is driven by an electric motor, thus eliminating the need for a drive belt. Not only is friction loss reduced,

coolant flow rate can be very precisely controlled, contributing to improved fuel economy.

Key Hybrid System Specifications

Engine

Model 1NZ-FXE

Displacement 1,496 cc

Maximum output 54 kW (74 PS) / 4,800 rpm

Maximum torque 111 N-m (11.3 kgf-m) / 3,600-4,400 rpm

Motor

Maximum output 45 kW (61 PS)

Maximum torque 169 N-m (17.2 kgf-m)

Complete system*

Maximum output 73 kW (100 PS)

Battery Nickel-metal hydride

*

Using both engine power and electric motor power; based on TMC calculations

Special Hybrid Design and Optimized Vehicle Package

The hybrid models feature an exclusive front grille, front and rear Synergy Blue emblems, an exclusive Light Blue Metallic

body color, and other distinctive elements.

The interior conveys a futuristic image with blue-highlighted instrument gauges. The 4.2-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT)

color multi-information display makes it easy to check the Eco-Drive status at a glance, with a range of indicators and other

useful hybrid-system information. Hybrid models also feature special seat fabric and an exclusive interior panel design

(center console / shift lever housing), artificial-leather ornamented instrument panel and upper door trim, and a shift stick

knob with blue-accented leather cover2

.

The hybrid battery is placed under the rear seat for more efficient use of interior space. Rear seat knee space is 640 mm,

achieving comfort on par with gasoline-engine vehicles. Luggage space is also comparable to gasoline-engine vehicles, with

the Corolla Axio possessing 461 liters3

 and the Corolla Fielder possessing 407 liters3

 when carrying five passengers and 872

liters3

 when carrying two passengers.

Distinctive Hybrid Performance and Equipment

Suspension and shock absorber settings were adjusted to accommodate the increased weight and lower center of gravity of

the hybrid system to realize outstanding levels of ride comfort and handling stability.

The use of additional sound insulation material and noise-reducing windshield glass2

 further enhances cabin quietness.

Two drive modes come standard: the Eco-Drive Mode that gives highest priority to fuel economy and the EV Drive Mode for

using only the electric motor.Also standard is a Vehicle Proximity Notification System designed to warn pedestrians—and other people in the immediate

vicinity of the vehicle—of the approach of a quiet hybrid car, and the Hill-start Assist Control function that is designed to

prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards, thereby providing peace of mind when starting up the vehicle on a steep hill.

Other Safety and Comfort Features Inherited from Gasoline-engine Models

The HID View Assist Package combines multiple features such as automatic high beams, automatic anti-glare rearview

mirrors, and projector-type discharge headlights, to improve nighttime visibility and reduce the burden on the driver.

The nanoe4

 ionizer (with pollen removal function) comes standard on all grades and disperses particle ions embedded in

minute water droplets from the vent on the driver's side throughout the vehicle interior.

1

Specified under the Japanese Law Concerning the Rational Use of Energy

2

Only available on Hybrid G grades

3

TMC data based on the VDA method

4

"nanoe" and the nanoe logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation

End

Original source: Toyota

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