TOYOTA is adding some SUV-style tweaks to the estate version of the British-built Corolla with the launch of a TREK model.
The Japanese car maker has teamed up with the TREK Bicycle firm to create the lifestyle variant of the Corolla Touring Sports which comes with a 20mm rise in ride height for greater ground clearance, protective cladding and under-runs front and rear,
Prices are still to be confirmed but are expected to be around £29,000 when the car arrives later in the year, putting it close to the top of the estate line up.
Toyota says it is aiming the TREK at those who lead an outdoor lifestyle and the car will be available with 1.8 and 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains.
It has a honeycomb front grille, 17-inch machined alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, fog lamps and LED headlamps while inside it features upholstery in two-tone textile material which matches the wood-finish elements of the dashboard.
The TREK logo is present in both the door steps and the tailgate and standard equipment includes a seven-inch colour TFT display in the instrument cluster and the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense.
Safety kit includes a Pre-Collision Safety System with day-time cyclist detection both day and night-time pedestrian detection, full-range adaptive cruise control, lane trace assist, traffic sign recognition and intelligent auto high beam.
The Corolla TREK is also equipped also with an eight-inch TFT infotainment screen.
Toyota has signed an agreement with Trek Bicycle, providing the Corolla TREK as support vehicles for the Trek-Segafredo World Tour Teams during European cycle racing events.
In total, 16 Corolla TREKs with the 2.0 litre self-charging hybrid powertrain have been provided to the team.