Toyota is adding a new model to its hybrid lineup – 2020 Corolla Hybrid. This is actually the first time the Corolla will ever be offered with a hybrid powertrain in the US.

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Based on the all-new 2020 Corolla that debuted earlier this month, the Corolla Hybrid is powered by a hybrid powertrain that mates a 1.8L four-cylinder to two motor/ generators and a CVT transmission. The hybrid powertrain is essentially the same system you’ll find in the Prius. The powertrain generates a combined 121 horsepower and Toyota estimates that it will have at least a 50 mpg combined rating.

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

The Corolla Hybrid’s powertrain gets its power from a nickel-metal hydride battery pack that uses a new Hyper-Prime metal technology that allows for a smaller battery. The battery is positioned under the rear seat so there’s no compromise to the Corolla Hybrid’s cargo capacity.

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid will arrive in the spring.

Source: Toyota