2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback: Release Date, Price, Specs


The famous carmaker had several premieres at the Geneva Motor show, and one of them would be 2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback. Known as Auris in Europe, this Corolla’s derivate comes completely redesigned. Of course, the initial launch is scheduled for Europe, but North American version should come soon after.

There are plenty of novelties to come with this redesign. Most of the people will be impressed by the new look, but things are far deeper. Just like other models from Toyota’s lineup, 2019 Corolla iM Hatchback will also switch to the new TNGA platform. This means a lot of benefits. The new architecture should include new engines as well, but the focus is on better driving dynamics. Finally, there are some new technologies, in terms of safety, drive-assist, as well as entertainment features. Expect new model to arrive later in the year.

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2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback new platform

The 2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback has been developed along with the 12th generation of the most iconic compact sedan of all time. Once again, these two models will have a lot in common. Both will come with a new platform, as well as many other common features. This particular, hatchback version benefits the new architecture in many ways. First of all, count on far better driving dynamics, just like we saw with the new Camry and some other models. The new model will have a lower center of gravity, as well as sturdier chassis. Of course, count on numerous changes on suspension, brakes etc.

All the novelties will make 2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback far more capable in many ways, and make it more competitive in a high-demanding class of compact cars. Besides significant mechanical overhaul, there is a new styling, as well as interior design.

2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback exterior and interior design

Compared to the outgoing model, 2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback will come with a far more attractive appearance. The new design language includes many new styling elements, including attractive boomerang headlights with LED elements. The overall impression is that the new model has much better aerodynamics. Compared to the current version, it is for about 1.6-inch longer. Still, it is also lower, which is the main reason for a sportier look.

2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback interior

When it comes to the interior design, everything is new. Starting from the dash, seats, instrument cluster, everything has been redesigned. This results in more interior space, better quality of materials, attractive dashboard and much more. Finally, we are expecting many new hi-tech features to come, as well as a longer list of standard equipment.

2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback engines

The new Auris had a premiere in Geneva. For that occasion, the company confirmed three engines for that could also find their way to the North American market. First of all, there is a new 1.2-liter turbo gasoline engine, which should be in the offer for the base model. On the other side, there are two hybrid units that could come to the U.S. market as well. The first one is an older but proven system that uses 1.8-liter engine and delivers around 125 horses.

On the other side, there’s a new system based on a 2.0-liter unit, which has a max output around 180 horses. A big novelty is also a new transmission. The 2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback should feature new either 8- or 10-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback release date and price

We expect to see North American premiere of the new 2019 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback during this year. It should hit the market in the second half of year, keeping pretty much the same price. This means that the base model will go under 20.000 dollars.

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