According to the latest news, the
carmaker is planning to introduce the new version of the Corolla iM or how is
it now called, the Corolla Hatchback. So, this time, the 2020 Toyota Corolla iM
should get just some minor upgrades which will include more tech features and
perhaps some new colors both inside and out.
2020 Toyota Corolla iM powertrain
Like the current, 2019 model year, the 2020 Toyota Corolla iM will get the previous 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine which is used in the 2018 model year, and will now feature a stronger unit which is first used in the outgoing model. And it is a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine with direct injection and variable valve timing. IT is capable of producing 168 horses and 151 pound-feet of torque which makes is stronger than its predecessor for 31 hp and 25 lb-ft of torque.
Furthermore, the engine will work with a 6-speed manual transmission but a continuously variable gearbox with paddle shifters will also be offered. Moreover, the rear-wheel drive system will be standards. When it comes to fuel economy, this engine will get 32 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway, and 36 mpg combined.
The exterior and interior design of
the 2020 Toyota Corolla iM
The 2020 Toyota Corolla iM or as it
is now known as the Toyota hatchback, will be underpinned with the TNGA (Toyota
New Global Architecture like the current model and will feature an upgraded
sport-tuned suspension. And because of this relatively new platform, the
Corolla is now larger, longer, wider, and lover which will make it more
comfortable inside the cabin. As well, because of the usage of lightweight
materials, its weight won’t change.
Furthermore, as for the exterior
design, the 2020 Toyota Corolla iM now features a sportier, more modern, and
more attractive design. The front end will be dominated by the black mesh and
massive grille trimmed with chrome and there will be angular and sharper
headlights. Both headlights and taillights, but also the fog lights will be
equipped with quality LED lighting. The rear fascia will get distinctive rear
window spoiler and chrome diffusers. Furthermore, the 18-inch aluminum alloy
wheels will be offered in the more expensive models.
The interior and equipment:
The interior of the 2020 Toyota
Corolla iM will be cozy, nicely designed, and functional. The dashboard will
get some nice contrast stitching and will be fitted with an 8.0-inch
touchscreen for the infotainment system. The Corolla will be available in
several trim levels and the standard equipment will include single-zone climate
control a here-door SmartKey system, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, two
USB ports, an electronic parking brake, power windows, and so on. The higher
trim levels will add a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, dual-zone
climate control, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats,
Release date and price of the 2020
Toyota Corolla iM
There is still no news when exactly
we can expect to see the newest 2020 Toyota Corolla iM. But, it could arrive
later this year. As for its price, it is expected to begin at roughly $21,000.