Toyota Motor Corporation will be introducing the next-generation of its premium sedan, the Corolla by the end of 2018 or in early 2019. This, of-course, is expected to hit Indian shores by mid-2019, with the Japanese car maker bringing in a host of new changes to its best-selling model worldwide.
Based on the recent spyshots and Auris/Corolla hatchback unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, a rendering artist Jonathan Machado has created speculative renderings of the next-gen Toyota Corolla 2019 model. Rendering pictures of the new Corolla do give us a hint on how the car is going to look-like.
On the design front, we can say that it’s front face matches that of the recently revealed Corolla hatchback featuring LED headlamps and a trapezoidal grille. The upcoming Corolla has a sloping roofline which gives it a coupe like look. On the rear, we can see wraparound tail-lamps which give it an attractive look.
Toyota will underpin the next-gen Corolla with its latest modular TNGA platform. This platform is seen in cars such as the Camry and the Prius. Toyota will officially reveal the next generation Corolla later this year.
The 2019 Corolla will come with a 2.0-litre petrol engine in India. This new engine is developed from Toyota’s latest dynamic force family with many more engines being developed there. It will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, with CVT being offered as an option.
This engine is capable of producing 171 BHP of power and 205 Nm of Torque. It will also have a new hybrid power train option as well. The engine will be more powerful and fuel efficient compared to the current 1.8-litre petrol engine. However, the company might not offer a diesel engine in the next-gen model.
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