Toyota engineers are currently performing a test drive on what’s destined to become the 2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan. The test mule is in the initial testing stages, which means the engineers could alter a few things before its global debut. The Toyota Corolla has been the Japanese manufacturer’s most famous and successful vehicle.
The Corolla traces its origin from back in the 1960s. It first made a global premiere in 1966, and it has undergone dozens of changes and adjustments in different markets worldwide. Rumor has it that the new auto could be headed to the dealerships in late next year or early the following year.
2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan – Latest Info
Our spies have snapped the 2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan, which is doing rounds in Europe. The Toyota’s 11th iteration has been spotted wearing its production body ahead of its global release sometime next year. The company has made an affirmation that the inbound Corolla sedan uses the TNGA architecture.
Since the vehicle sports its production body, the company has wrapped up the car’s significant styling cues. The uploaded images show a vehicle with a semi-clamshell hood along with slim headlight designs. Meanwhile, we’ve noted that the fog lamps come in the form of faux units.
Based on the images at hand, the 11th generation Corolla sedan derives a variety of design cues from the Yaris Ativ. This declaration owes to the fact that the pre-production vehicle sports the slim headlights. Furthermore, the boot-lid and taillight designs are entirely new, while the C-pillar on the side profile borrows inspirations from the previous Corolla model.
The incoming sedan highlights a low nose derived from the last year’s Corolla hatchback. Its sides get disguised with a padding layer on the fenders, quarter panel, and doors. It is certain that the revamped 2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan comes with top-of-the-line safety features.
Safety Features of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan
Toyota is planning to upgrade the safety suite in its entire car lineup, so we expect the Corolla sedan model to obtain its share. Aside from the standard airbags and safety features, we hope to find the revived Safety Sense set of technology. The sedan gets such things as the lane departure warning, stability cruise control, automatic emergency and automatic high beams. High-end variants get a surround view camera and blind-spot monitor.
The entry-level L trims get a rearview camera, 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, Bluetooth connectivity, and adaptive cruise control. It will also get an keyless entry. The SE variant will obtain a 7.0-inch infotainment, leather-wrapped steering, and alloy wheels. Lastly, the XLE and XSE trim will receive heated front seats, navigation and proximity key.
2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan – Engine and Transmission Options
It is still early to guess the kind of powertrains for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan. Nevertheless, we believe Toyota will provide a series of inline-4s and a hybrid engine. Our spies suggest that BMW engines would become available in the range. Hence, we cannot dispute the likelihood for a turbo 1.2-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 1.8-liter option, and a 2.0-liter powertrain choice.
As of now, we do not know what these engines will output, but we understand Toyota has plans to avail the new 8-speed automatic gearbox. This transmission will replace current 6-speed and CVT units. We’ve also heard that the European market will have a variety of hybrid models, and we cannot rule out the possibility of a plug-in hybrid as well. Some select markets would get a turbo-diesel too.
2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan – Global Debut and Manufacturer’s Pricing
The revised 2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan is likely to go on sale at some point in late 2018. Toyota is yet to reveal the pricing, but our insiders suggest that the base trim could sell for approximately $19,500.