Toyota is refreshing the Corolla for the 2023 model year. The visual updates are subtle. The most significant change under the hood is the fifth generation of Toyota’s hybrid system.
The system will be available with a 1.8 or 2.0-liter combustion engine. As the manufacturer assures, the lithium-ion battery is more powerful, but at the same time smaller and lighter.
With the 1.8-liter engine, system power increases to 140hp, and the 2.0 hybrid engine now delivers 197hp. A car with a small engine accelerates up to 100 kilometers per hour. in 9.2 seconds, and the largest in 7.5 seconds.
A more powerful variant is also available for the Corolla Cross, an SUV from Corolla that should be available in autumn.
The refreshed old Corolla will be delivered to the showrooms in the first quarter of 2023. The Corolla is the most popular car of the Japanese manufacturer. It has been produced since 1966. The model on sale now is the 12th generation of the car.
The powertrains will be produced by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) and Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK). These hybrid electric low-emission powertrains are designed to reduce the number of harmful emissions produced by vehicles.
The new Corolla vehicles equipped with these powertrains will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) and Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK). This move by Toyota demonstrates their commitment to sustainability and reducing their environmental impact through the use of hybrid technology in their vehicles.
The production of fifth-generation hybrid engines and transmissions has begun at Toyota manufacturing facilities in Poland and the United Kingdom following the completion of modernization work on seven production lines. These facilities received extra investments totaling 77 million euros in Poland and 541 thousand euros in the United Kingdom, which allowed for the upgrading of the production lines.
These investments demonstrate Toyota’s commitment to maintaining state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities in order to produce high-quality, advanced hybrid technology for their vehicles. The introduction of these new hybrid powertrains in the fifth-generation Corolla vehicles will contribute to Toyota’s efforts to reduce emissions and promote sustainability.
TMMP, or Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland, is a facility that specializes in the production of hybrid electric gearboxes and their components. The MG1 and MG2 motors are two of the products that are manufactured at this facility. These motors are important components of hybrid gearboxes and help to power the transmission system.
In addition to these motors, TMMP also produces hybrid electric transmissions. These products are used in Toyota’s hybrid vehicles, which are designed to be more fuel-efficient and have a lower environmental impact compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. The production of these hybrid components at TMMP is an integral part of Toyota’s efforts to reduce emissions and promote sustainability.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK) will be responsible for producing the brand-new 1.8-liter gasoline engine for the 5th generation hybrid electric powertrain. This engine will then be combined with other components, such as the MG1 and MG2 motors, which are produced at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP).
The combination of these components will create the hybrid electric powertrain for the 5th generation Corolla vehicles. The use of a hybrid electric powertrain in these vehicles will contribute to their improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. This is in line with Toyota’s efforts to promote sustainability and reduce its environmental impact.
The hybrid technology used in the 5th generation Corolla vehicles has been developed by Toyota and represents the fifth iteration of this technology. The electric motors in this latest version are more powerful, smaller, and lighter than those in previous generations, which allows for an increase in the proportion of the hybrid system’s electric drive.
The engine calibrations have also been modified to increase the power, overall performance, and drivability of the vehicle, as well as to reduce CO2 emissions. As a result, the 1.8-liter Corolla equipped with the hybrid drive system has a total output of 140 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 9.2 seconds. These improvements make the vehicle more enjoyable to drive and more fuel-efficient, contributing to Toyota’s efforts to promote sustainability and reduce emissions.
The hybrid electric powertrain that was used in the previous generation, the 4th generation, has been replaced with the new system that is being used in the 5th generation. This new system has been constructed at TMMP and TMUK since 2018 and 2016, respectively.
Toyota Manufacturing Michigan (TMMP) and Toyota Manufacturing United Kingdom (TMUK) are both abbreviations for the same company. During this time period, TME has increased the amount of money it invests in hybrid technology, which has led to an increase in expenditures.
The percentage of Toyota’s total sales in Europe that are composed of cars that are electrically powered has increased from thirty percent to sixty-six percent over the course of the previous four years as a direct result of this.
Toyota has stated that the hybrid technology used in their vehicles is an important part of their pan-European multi-technology strategy, which aims to help people reduce their carbon emissions. Toyota’s hybrid vehicles are a key component of this strategy because they emit fewer emissions compared to other vehicles on the market.
The demand for Toyota’s hybrid vehicles is reflected in the fact that hybrid technology is currently integrated into 70% and 85% of the engines and gearboxes produced at TMMP and TMUK respectively. Both of these facilities have established operations in the United Kingdom due to the high demand for hybrid technology in Toyota’s vehicles. This new generation of hybrid powertrains for the Corolla will continue to contribute to Toyota’s efforts to promote sustainability and reduce emissions.
The MG1 motor, also known as a “generator,” is a supplemental motor that is capable of producing its own electricity. It has several responsibilities, including starting the gasoline engine, producing energy to power the MG2 motor, and charging the battery.
The MG2 motor is the primary electric motor that drives the wheels and draws power from both the battery and the MG1 motor. One of the benefits of the hybrid drive system is the ability to recover some of the kinetic energy lost during braking and deceleration, which results in the hybrid drive using less gasoline compared to a traditional drive.
This helps to improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicle and reduce emissions. Both the MG1 and MG2 motors play important roles in the hybrid drive system and contribute to the overall performance and efficiency of the vehicle.
Toyota Manufacturing UK (TMUK) is responsible for the production of the Corolla Hatchback and Corolla Touring Sport at its plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire. The company’s facility at Deeside, North Wales is dedicated to the production of gasoline and hybrid engines. In 2021, TMUK produced 131,024 vehicles and 257,395 engines for export and local assembly at plants around the world.
Toyota has a strong presence in the United Kingdom, employing over 3,000 people and making capital investments of over 2.75 billion British pounds in its manufacturing facilities. It is important to note that all data should be treated as preliminary until it has been homologized.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) is responsible for the production of Toyota New Generation Architecture (TNGA) gasoline engines and hybrid gearboxes. These components are used in hybrid Toyota vehicles produced in Europe, which have a reduced impact on the environment due to their production.
TMMP has two production sites located in Lower Silesia, the region where the company’s headquarters are located. The factory in Walbrzych is responsible for the production of gasoline engines, hybrid transmissions, conventional transmissions, hybrid powertrains, and conventional powertrains.
The factory in Jelcz-Laskowice is responsible for the production of gasoline engines for conventional and hybrid drivetrains. In 2021, TMMP produced a total of 475,000 gearboxes and 438,000 engines that were shipped to Toyota automotive assembly plants in Europe (including those in the Czech Republic, Great Britain, France, and Turkey) and outside of Europe (South Africa). TMMP currently employs 3,400 people.