Falkirk’s Thomas Fenwick has been a taxi driver for over 12 years and is a regular Cab Direct customer.
Looking for a more economical drive he opted for his very first hybrid taxi and chose the revolutionary new Corolla Touring Sports. This new estate car from Toyota is fully loaded with impressive features right from the entry level ‘Icon’ model.
Chatting to Cab Direct, Thomas explains why he’s been impressed with his new cab from day one.
“My new Corolla is an amazing car, it’s perfect for both city driving and airport runs and has saved me around £500 a month on fuel!”
Highly Efficient Taxi
“The Corolla Hybrid is a superb taxi – I can reach up to 90mpg and am saving around £500 a month!”
The Toyota Corolla Touring Sports shares the same striking looks with the Corolla hatchback, which makes it one of the most stylish estate cars around. With the entry level ‘Icon’ model you can expect cruise control, reverse parking sensors and 16″ alloy wheels all as standard making it an eye-catching, sporty but practical estate.
Corolla Touring Sports is available in either 1.8 or 2L petrol engines – both hybrids keeping the emissions low. The 1.8 VVTi hybrid engine delivers superb performance combined with impressive fuel savings. You can expect over 60 mpg (Combined Max WLTP) which represents average everyday driving profiles but Thomas has been surprised at the fuel efficiency.
He said: “The Corolla Hybrid is a superb taxi – I can reach up to 90mpg and am saving around £500 a month!”
Comfort and Convenience
The Corolla Touring Sports is an enjoyable driving experience. It’s comfortable over poor roads, as a taxi should be but it’s also fun to drive. Thanks to the electric help of the hybrid engine it’s very quiet and relaxing at higher speeds making the Touring Sports great for longer trips as well.
You can adjust the steering wheel, even alter the height of the driver’s seat and adjust the lower back support. Heated front seats come as standard too!
Thomas commented: “It’s a very comfortable car, handles the bumps well and the hybrid engine makes it very quiet! With the cruise control it can almost drive itself!
High Spec Interior
Inside, you’ll be impressed with the look and feel. The Corolla entry level ‘Icon’ model is fully equipped with automatic LED lights, dual zone auto air conditioning and a reverse parking camera. When it comes to the infotainment system you get an 8-inch touchscreen with digital radio.
The safety features are 5 stars rated. Standard features include auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist that really takes the strain out of motorway drives. Thomas loves the auto braking system and mentioned that when he’s driving around town and pedestrians come close to the car it bleeps at them!
There’s plenty of space in this stylish estate car – with 4 passenger seats and a great sized boot it’s perfect as a taxi, wherever your passengers are travelling to.
Thomas shared: “There’s adequate space for passengers and in the boot, I can fit four cases and two hand luggage bags so it’s ideal for the airport run”
I would definitely recommend Cab Direct to all my friends and colleagues.”
Thomas has dealt with the same Sales Executive, Kevin when buying his last two cabs and speaks very highly of the service he’s received from Cab Direct. He changes his cab every three years and always comes back to Cab Direct.
Thomas concluded: “I was delighted when Cab Direct phoned for a chat about my Corolla – It’s a fantastic taxi and I’m delighted to save money on fuel – £500 a month! I would definitely recommend Cab Direct to all my friends and colleagues.”