Toyota Reveals European Corolla Trek, It's “Designed For Active Lifestyles"
26 September 2019 - autoevolution
As a competitor to the Golf Alltrack, the Corolla Trek is the newest entry in this increasingly popular segment.
Ford joined Volkswagen with the Focus Active, but Toyota sweetens the deal with a 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain that promises more eco-friendliness than a four-cylinder turbo diesel.
The Corolla Trek "reflects the growing popularity of crossover-type, rugged-looking vehicles" in the C-segment, and as opposed to the bone-stock wagon, it boasts 20 millimeters more ground clearance. Specific details such as the side classing and underruns at the front and rear set the Trek apart from other Corollas, along with model-specific 17" alloy wheels.
Fog lamps, LED headlamps, rear privacy glass, and the honeycomb front grille are a few other highlights, along with two-tone textile upholstery, matching wood-finish decorative elements, the Trek logo in the door steps and tailgate, as well as lots of creature comforts and technologies.
A 1.2-liter turbo or 1.8-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder are also available, but the 2.0-liter hybrid remains our pick for obvious reasons. A 7.0-inch color TFT display in the instrument cluster is complemented by touchscreen infotainment with a similar diagonal, and the Toyota Safety Sense suite includes Pre-Collision Safety System with cyclist and pedestrian detection.
Lane Trace Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & start, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Intelligent Auto High Beam are also featured. As a collaboration with Trek Bicycle, the Corolla Trek brings together two brands with similar environmental values. Toyota has signed an agreement with Trek Bicycle to offer the Corolla Trek as support vehicles for the Trek-Segafredo World Tour Teams during European cycling events.
No fewer than 16 models with the 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain have been provided to Trek-Segafredo to date, and the first appearance in the white-and-red livery was during the La Vuelta race from August 24th through September 15th. Pricing and full specifications have yet to be announced at the time of writing.
Knowing Toyota, the Corolla Trek will be a bit less efficient but more expensive than the lower-slung Corolla Touring Sports with the equivalent powertrain-transmission combo.