What Car? says...
For what felt like decades, diesel estate cars were the go-to vehicle for families who wanted something relatively frugal with lots of space. But times are a changin’ and, with diesel power losing favour with the buying public, self-charging petrol hybrids such as the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports are starting to grow in popularity. But what is a self-charging hybrid, exactly?
Well, unlike plug-in hybrids, which need to be charged up overnight in order for their electric motors to best save petrol and reduce emissions, the Corolla Touring Sports is a hybrid that recharges its battery as it drives along. You simply treat it like a regular petrol car and it'll top up its battery automatically when it has energy to spare. It can then decide for itself when is best to deploy its electric motor to help improve fuel economy or increase performance.
|RRP price range||£26,125 - £33,740|
|Number of trims (see all)||6|
|Number of engines (see all)||2|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||52.3 - 61.4|
|Available doors options||5|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,244 / £1,877|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,488 / £3,754|