The Toyota Corolla now exists in hybrid-powered van form

Meet the Toyota Corolla Commercial
by Stephen Dobie | Sep 4, 2021
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A few weeks ago, we said the Toyota Yaris Ecovan “may be the most sensible object ever built.” Well, good thing we kept it at ‘may,’ because Toyota has now blanked out the windows of something even more practical.

This is the Toyota Corolla Commercial, and on the small chance you need it explaining, it’s a Corolla Touring Sports wagon with seats scooped out and the floor flattened. And yes, with the windows blanked out and awaiting your company logo.

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The even more attentive among you will already know that the Corolla is a hybrid-only affair these days in certain markets, too. At least until the Gazoo Racing folks get their hands on it in an attempt to rough up the Honda Civic Type R...

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The Commercial version is based, somewhat unsurprisingly, on the lesser-powered of the Corolla’s two variants. Which means a 1.8-liter gasoline engine, a smidge of electric power (but not plug-in electric power), and fuel economy nearing 25km/L depending on how many dogs you’ve led into the back, and how indulgently they’ve been eating. Towing capacity is TBC but expected to be 750kg (braked).

Prices start at £22,134 (P1.53 million)—getting on for £4,000 (P276,410) cheaper than the entry-point Corolla wagon. Surely, this is the summit of Mount Sensible. Or do you think Toyota has yet more in its locker?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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