New Toyota Corolla in Australia will replace Nissan LEAF
Updated February 10, 2018 12:19:00Australia’s car industry has been hit by a new wave of global warming.
Toyota is looking to turn that around by replacing the global fleet of the Toyota Corollas with a hybrid vehicle, according to reports in The Age and The Australian Financial Review.
The new model, dubbed the Corolla Hybrid, will have a range of 40 to 50 kilometres (25 to 28 miles) and will be built at Toyota’s Fremantle assembly plant.
Toyota has a long history of using carbon-fiber materials for its cars, and it is expected to make the Corolla Hybrid a key part of the company’s global strategy.
The Corolla is a mid-size sedan with a 3.6-litre V6 engine and a range that can reach as far as 130 kilometres (75 miles) on a single charge.
It has been the subject of criticism for its poor fuel economy and fuel economy in the US, and a few years ago the carmaker decided to replace its V6 petrol engine with a new one, which has now been revealed to be the engine in the new Corolla.
Australia has been a global car market leader for more than a decade, but it has struggled to keep up with the pace of global emissions and its climate-change policy.
Its new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is keen to get a new global car on the road.
But he is also keen to promote renewable energy as a key driver in Australia.
“We are making a huge commitment to renewables,” he said on Thursday.
“We have more than 40 per cent of our electricity coming from renewable energy.”
“We need a new way to move towards a low-carbon future.”
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