The 2019 Toyota Corolla IM is among the new models that Toyota Motors intends to release from next year. The Corolla IM is a car that has been around since 2006, and it is marketed outside the US under a different name – Corolla Auris. It is a compact hatchback whose main strengths lie in the impressive fuel economy it possesses and its striking good looks.
The on-road performance if this car has however not been very satisfactory to many consumers. Nevertheless, it still continues to enjoy mass appeal. The 2019 Toyota Corolla IM will be launched as the first model under the third generation series of the Corolla IM. Users can look forward to numerous upgrades and modifications that will improve the driving experience and address previous shortcomings of the previous versions. We have gathered as much information about the 2019 Toyota Corolla IM as we could find, and you can find all that in this article.
2019 Toyota Corolla IM – Retain the Compact Hatchback Shape
The 2019 Toyota Corolla IM will still retain the compact hatchback shape that has been in all its versions since it was launched. It will be a 5-door hatchback with a seating capacity of 5 passengers and 17-inch wheels. The body of the 2019 Toyota Corolla IM will, however, be anchored on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform. This is the latest platform introduced by Toyota on which its future cars will be based on. The car will also come with a panoramic sunroof as an extra option together with power-folding mirrors. The front part of the car will, however, have a curvier profile. This will give the Toyota Corolla IM a more delicate appearance.
The interior of this vehicle will come with a generous cargo storage capacity. Despite the diminutive size of the vehicle, the back passenger seats can be folded, to further increase the space available for additional cargo requirements. The cabin will feature dual-zone automatic climate control with power-adjustable seats.
The front seats and steering wheel will all have heating options. A new cabin infotainment system with 6 speakers will be controlled by a 7-inch touchscreen at the dashboard. The system will now include multi-connectivity options, a satellite radio, and advanced GPS navigation ability.
2019 Toyota Corolla IM – Powertrain Specs
While this car has always been criticized for its under-par performance, a few upgrades are slated to be included in the Toyota Corolla IM to improve its driving experience. The car will come with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, capable of delivering 137 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. This is a decent power output for a car of its category and price range.
A hybrid version that will come with an electric drivetrain is also expected. Although it might be a limited release only available in selected countries. The manual transmission option will have a 6-speed gearbox, while the automatic transmission option will have a 7-speed gearbox. For safety, the 2019 Toyota Corolla IM will have front-collision and lane departure warning systems. This, together with the 8 airbags installed around the cabin will ensure elevated safety in case of accidents.
2019 Toyota Corolla IM – Cost and Launch Date
Those intending to purchase the new Toyota Corolla IM can expect to part with about $20,000 for the basic version. The launch date for this vehicle is projected to be anytime between mid to late 2018.