Toyota has revealed a saloon variant of its new Corolla at the Guangzhou motor show in China.
A Toyota spokesperson suggested that, based on recent market trends in the UK, the hatchback will likely be the most popular of the three bodystyles, followed by the estate.
It's the first Corolla saloon to be offered with hybrid powertrains: a 121bhp 1.8-litre set-up, which is also used in the C-HR and Prius, and a new 178bhp 2.0-litre version. UK buyers will be limited to the latter.
Where the hatchback and estate models are aimed at young couples and families respectively, Toyota hopes that the saloon variant will appeal to “young professionals who want more prestigious styling, space and comfort”.