Steve Fowler, Auto Express Editor in Chief:
“Toyota has long been at the forefront of hybrid car development. Our judges were impressed by the way the Corolla delivers relaxed performance, super around-town refinement and low running costs. Having decent interior space and plenty of standard kit seals the deal for this unbeatable package.”
Andrew Cullis, Toyota GB Communications and Product Director:
“This award reflects our success in pioneering self-charging hybrid technology and bringing it to the heart of the mainstream market, with more experience and a wider choice of models than any other manufacturer.
“We have broken new ground with Corolla, giving customers a choice of two hybrid powertrains with different power outputs and different driving character, but with fundamentally the same fuel efficiency and low emissions, plus our hallmark Toyota quality, durability and reliability. It’s a genuinely affordable model that we’re proud to build here in Britain.”