Alongside its hatchback and Touring Sports siblings, the Toyota Corolla Saloon will arrive in the UK in early 2019 – providing a viable alternative to the Mazda 3 Fastback and Mercedes A-Class saloons
The most impressive feature of the Toyota Corolla Saloon must be its numerous safety features. As standard, the model includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Assistance and pedestrian & cyclist detection – all of which are optional extras in contemporaries like the Audi A3. Automatic high beam headlights are included too, and a useful system designed to keep you driving in-lane is also available.
Additional equipment includes not one, but two multimedia screens. The smaller is a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth phone connection, while the larger 8.0-inch touchscreen comes with sat-nav. Furthermore, rear seat heaters are also integrated as standard.
The Toyota Corolla Saloon is packed with safety features. It’s a bankable alternative to the Mazda 3 Fastback
Boasting a similar-sized cabin to the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports, the Toyota Corolla Saloon ensures ample legroom for drivers and passengers alike. However, this means that it isn’t quite as spacious as the Volkswagen Passat or the BMW 3 Series.
Unlike its siblings – which both come with petrol options – the Toyota Corolla Saloon is only available with a 1.8-litre hybrid engine. And while this makes the car cheaper to run than most alternatives, it can’t provide the same power or performance as, for example, a 2.0-litre petrol Mazda 3 Fastback.
We’ll have a full review of the Toyota Corolla Saloon, including driving impression, as soon as we get to test one.