The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan debuted on Wednesday at the LA Auto Show, and its big news is the availability of hybrid power for the first time in North America. The new Corolla Hybrid is pegged to achieve 50 miles per gallon in combined driving, which should help expand the compact’s appeal to more buyers.
However, the passenger car market has been shrinking as more and more customers defect to crossover SUVs. For 2020, Toyota’s Prius will look to stem the tide by offering all-wheel drive, but the new Corolla remains front-wheel drive. That may change, however.