Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid G

Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid Review: “My expectations on its affordability, practicality, and finer quality” by Naoto Shimazaki

Its mask had a major change. Among the Toyota cars that recently had a facelift, its mask is not so sharp; yet as a Corolla car, its provocative mask is not at all bad, with its very cool impression.

In its interior, the design of the five blades in the left and right aircon nozzles in the instrument panel as well as inside the nozzle was completely changed. However, I would’ve wanted the color of the big resin parts on the instrument panel and the door trim areas to have a finer quality. In order not to eradicate the name of the Corolla, responding to the demands of the current generation and the production of real high-quality compact sedans are highly expected. With its special genuine leather steering wheel, the grip in this car is a little bit thick.

Its compact body, that has an overall width of 1,695mm, is valuable, and its affordability, high practicality, and easy driving are perfect. You can also easily judge the A pillar’s location and the nose just from its slightly upright position. You can quickly board and start the car. Its 4.9m minimum radius is also helpful.

The test drive model was the Hybrid G. Its steering has a slightly light impression, but the power output of the engine coming from a start is smooth, and it has a superb drivability. The eco tires make you a little bit aware of their riding feel and grip. I was able to smoothly drive it in towns, in highways, and in mountain roads (I also used its aircon and applied the necessary re-acceleration), and it can perform a minimum average fuel consumption that is as easy to capture as a photo, so I can say that it has enough eco-performance.

â–  5 Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior / Comfort: ★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Naoto Shimazaki | Automotive Journalist (AJAJ Member)
Born in Tokyo in 1958. He worked at an editing and publishing company for nine years after graduating from university. In 1991, he began working freelance after working as a writer, editor, and photographer for magazines and independent publications. Since then, he has continued to expand his activities as a writer for magazines and the web. He approaches cars and journalism from the viewpoint of an everyday user.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)