Toyota has revealed its new Corolla Commercial hybrid electric van at the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show.
Built in the UK at Toyota’s Burnaston Corolla plant, the brand claims the car-derived van will be the first full hybrid electric van in its class, using the same self-charging technology as the Corolla hatchback and Touring Sports passenger cars.
The Corolla Commercial will complement the Toyota Professional range of light commercial vehicles comprising Proace, Proace City, Land Cruiser Commercial and Toyota Hilux.
The line-up also includes the Proace Electric medium van, launched in the first half of this year, and will expand later in 2021 with the launch of Proace City Electric.
Mark Roden, Toyota (GB) operations director, said: “With its full hybrid powertrain, Corolla Commercial will give customers an exceptionally versatile vehicle that can be driven with zero emissions and fuel consumption during short urban runs while also giving the freedom to make longer journeys without the need for battery recharging.”
The new model is set to go on sale in the UK in summer 2022. Initially a single version will be offered, with specifications to be announced nearer the time of order books opening, expected to be later this year. Pricing, subject to confirmation, is £22,134 (excluding VAT).
The Corolla Commercial is based on the Corolla Touring Sports 1.8 Hybrid model, with the rear seats removed and replaced with a load area. Toyota says the design of the multilink rear suspension means the load space is not compromised by intruding components.
Payload and load volume figures are yet to be confirmed but Toyota estimates combined cycle (WLTP) fuel economy of 55.3 to 62.7mpg with 102 to 115g/km CO2 emissions. Braked towing capacity is estimated to be 750kg.