The Toyota Corolla hatchback is back for 2019

Avto 23 March, 2018
  • Frédéric Mercier

    Friday, 23 march, 2018 09:38

    Friday, 23 march, 2018 09:38

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    The compact hatchback is definitely back! And it is the turn of the Corolla to enter the arena.

    Toyota already offered a version of hatchback, the Corolla, the iM, which had been integrated to the alignment after the removal of the range Scion. But here, one abandons any association with the now defunct brand with this model 2019.

    The new model, which has simply baptized Corolla Hatchback, is in fact a slightly modified version of the Toyota Auris, which was presented at the Geneva motor Show, it was a few weeks ago.

    Longer, wider and lower than the Corolla iM, this new car 5-door adopts a storefront much more aggressive as well as a rear-end more rounded than the model it replaces.

    Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019


    Under the hood, we get rid of the anemic 1.8-liter engine of the Corolla iM replacing it with a block four-cylinder engine of 2.0 liters, the power of which has still not been confirmed. Two transmissions are available: a manual six-speed and an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT).

    Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019


    Proposed in two versions, SE and XSE, the new Corolla hatchback incorporates a touch screen of 8 inches in the middle of the dashboard. It promises connectivity with Apple CarPlay (finally!), but no word on a potential partnership with Android.

    Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019


    As is the case for all Toyota models sold in the country, the Corolla Hatchback will also be offered standard with the technology package and driver assistance Safety Sense.

    No price has been announced for the moment. As a guideline, the Corolla iM 2018 is available from 24 864$.

    The Corolla Hatchback 2019 will be officially presented to the media on the 28th of march next, at the opening of the auto Show in New York. Toyota will also unveil a new generation of the popular RAV4.