A panel of 11 experts have named the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla and its first-ever hybrid variant as the 2020 Green Car of the Year. It may surprise you to learn this is only the second time a Toyota model wins the award since 2007, when the Toyota Camry Hybrid had earned the honor (though many Toyota models did finish as runners-up).
“The new Corolla and Corolla Hybrid represent significant achievements for Toyota and clearly deserve the 2020 Green Car of the Year honor,” said Green Car Journal editor and publisher Ron Cogan.
“Corolla sells in huge numbers worldwide. This means the impressive fuel efficiency of both gasoline and hybrid Corollas promises to bring substantial, cumulative and meaningful reductions in carbon emissions and fuel use now and in future years.”
The all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Hybrid were launched earlier this year and have already been changing the subcompact car landscape. The Corolla Hybrid is now the most affordable hybrid vehicle you can buy with a Toyota badge, and with its estimated 53 city mpg rating, it’s one of the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles you can buy too.
It’s not a stretch to say that the Corolla’s stylish new design and new, fuel-efficient powertrain have been responsible for keeping it ahead of the industry. Toyota says that sales of the total Corolla lineup are “holding steady” even though the subcompact segment is currently down more than 15 percent compared to 2019.
“This award is one we’ve been eyeing for a while now, so it’s great to get this recognition and stamp of approval,” said Bill Fay, senior VP of automotive operations at Toyota Motor North America. “It really is a testament to the desire and effort of Toyota team members to help reduce our environmental impact, while delivering quality and choice to our customers.”
Courtesy: The News Wheel