If blunt was the new bling, then the 2019 Toyota Corolla is certainly wearing one for sure. When the news of the ‘soon to be expected’ launch of the Corolla hatchback did the rounds, we were pleasantly surprised. But once we started digging around for more information and got our hands on the leaked images, we could make out this model is getting all spruced up and how. We were floored but decided to collate more information on the vehicle so that we can prep this review. For what it’s worth, we think that the new model looks stunning, to say the least, but you do not have to take our word for it, you can go ahead and read the review.
2019 Toyota Corolla Overview:
With the 2019 Toyota Corolla all set to roll out soon, it’s hard not to do the comparisons with the earlier variants; one of the most touted criticisms of the earlier variants was that the overall design was drab, dull with no innovative thinking. Given this, we do think that you would definitely be pleased with how the new Corolla looks, on the outside. It seems that the new model may well come with a brand new platform, the Toyota new global architecture platform or (TNGA).
Exterior, under the hood:
The 2019 Toyota Corolla comes with a nice front fascia as well as a grille that sets it apart from others; the new model gets a redesigned grille; granted it’s a tad toothy but with a top and bottom separation, it certainly looks good. It’s unique enough to lend its own unique flavour to the car and make it stand apart from other hatchbacks. It also comes with LED headlights with cornering and the side panels are better contoured, making the design all the more aerodynamic. The liftgate at the rear is better designed as well and this time around, it’s made from polymer resin compound and is bookended by LED tail lights.
The wheelbase is the same and thankfully the automaker has not gone for increased wheelbase since more length or width would no longer make this a compact hatchback. What makes this car unique is the fact that other than its grille, it has no other distinct feature but somehow, this sublime styling seems to work in its favour to the point that it is now getting more eyeballs than before.
The 2019 Toyota Corolla comes with a subdued interior; it is important to keep in mind that this new vehicle is targeting those who are on the lookout for a budget car so we did not expect much-advanced tech with this variant. But that being said, the interior of the new model did come with some changes to the interior; it comes with plush upholstery as well as a better-contoured dash with a 7inch display screen along with instrument cluster, placed within easy reach. It also comes with 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system for the higher trims. The seats can be manually adjusted in six different ways which make it easy to get in and out of the car.
Engine, Release Date, and Price
The 2019 Toyota Corolla comes with front wheel drive as well as 17-inch metal alloy wheels. It also comes with 132-hp 1.8-liter I-4 engine backed by a six-speed manual or CVT. You can expect the new model to be launched in a matter of a few weeks and the price for the new model is pegged at $20000.