The manufacturer is currently testing its all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla which will get some changes in the external appearance which will include a revised front and slightly revised rear lights. It will use the same platform which is used in the Prius and C-HR models and it is the TNGA architecture. The interior will feature a revised dashboard and more standard tech features. Beneath the hood, there will be the same engine which powers the current model. But it will also get some new engine options including the hybrid powertrain as well.
Engines and performances of the 2020 Toyota Corolla
The new 2020 Toyota Corolla will come this time with some new engines. But it will keep its familiar 1.8-liter inline-4 unit. In the L, LE, and S models, this engine will be able to make 132 horses and 128 lb-ft of torque. Connected to a 6-speed manual, it will get 27/35 mpg. With a CVT, it will be rated at 28/36 mpg. The LE Eco model will have the output of 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque.
Furthermore, the new next-generation Corolla will now also offer a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. And it will work with either a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. However, a 1.2-liter turbocharged unit which also powers the Auris model is not likely to be offered in the upcoming Corolla model. As well, the 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter gasoline units should also arrive with a mild-hybridization.
The exterior and interior design
Like the previous models, the 2020 Toyota Corolla will be underpinned with the manufacturer’s TNGA modular architecture which is also used in the Camry and Prius models. When it comes to exterior design, the manufacturer has unveiled the new Corolla with less camouflage. So we were able to see in which area we can expect the changes.
So, the front end will get new headlamps which will be similar to those which are found on Toyota Auris for the European market. As well, we will also notice a revised design of the C-pillar. And there will be a new small window near the A-pillar. Moreover, dimensions won’t change this time.
The interior of the 2020 Toyota Corolla will now be revised in order to be more functional and more comfortable. So, the upcoming Corolla will now feature a larger screen in the center of the dashboard. And there will be some new controls. And it will also feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen with the standard Entune 3.0 audio system with 6 speakers, and Apple CarPlay connectivity and Amazon Alexa integration.
Furthermore, we can also expect more standard features which will include single-zone automatic climate control, paddle shifters, leather shift knob, two front USB ports, electronic parking brake, SmartKey system, and so on. A rearview camera, cloth upholstery, tilt-telescoping steering wheels, cruise control, a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat etc. will also be standard.
Release date and price
The new 2020 Toyota Corolla has just been spied during its testing. And we are expecting to see it sometime next year. The price is unfortunately not yet revealed.