One of the most popular and best-selling models coming from Toyota has definitely been the Corolla. After 11 generations, this model has now been on its way to hit the market with its next-generation redesign, although it is still uncertain whether that will happen before 2020.
This successful and affordable model has been spied recently during its testing sessions on the European roads. The 12th generation of the Toyota Corolla has been caught heavily camouflaged and most of its styling details have been concealed. However, some of the changes and improvements that this model will undergo could be noticed. The first update that the 2019 Corolla will receive is the brand-new platform. Namely, it will use the Toyota New Global Architecture that has already been seen on some next-generation models such as Prius, Camry and CH-R. When it comes to exterior design, the new Corolla has been compared to its main rival – Honda Civic. However, the experts say that the Corolla will get a flatter roofline. Speaking of exterior, the Corolla will also get a curvier semi-clamshell hood and you will notice its slimmer full LED headlights. The car should not significantly change in size and shape. In the back part of the vehicle, you will notice the horizontal full LED taillights and a LED strip that goes across the trunk and links them. The new Corolla will stand on black alloy wheels, but their size will depend on the trim level you choose.
When it comes to interior of the 2019 Toyota Corolla, this part has probably been a sort of mystery at the moment since the spy photos simply cannot let us have a peek inside. However, according to the information our team has got, many interior features, including the steering wheel, might be borrowed from the Camry. The dashboard will also have a similar design. Toyota should use fine leather, soft-touch plastic and other better-quality materials inside the new Corolla. Technology is expected to be largely upgraded. You will probably find a larger touch-screen display with the infotainment system and features such as navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity and others. This practical and functional cabin will also be well-equipped with safety systems and driver assist features.
There have been many rumors lately about the engine that the 2019 Toyota Corolla will offer under its hood. It has been said that all the models will come with a base 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 132 horsepower. It has also been suggested that the current six-speed automatic and CVT might be replaced with a brand-new eight or ten-speed automatic. The possible collaboration with BMW can also happen, so another option could be the BMW’s 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine. There are few other versions, including hybrid, but none of these have been confirmed, so we hope for more information soon.
2019 Toyota Corolla
The 2019 Toyota Corolla probably will not be revealed before the end of 2018. The price details have still been a mystery.
February 16, 2018