The new 2019 Toyota Corolla is one of the successful and popular cars from the stable of Japanese car giant. Its origin can be traced back to 1966. During these years, the vehicle has undergone many changes and several versions have been released in various markets worldwide.
The Corolla is sold in hatchback and sedan versions though in most markets the sedan is sold. As per latest industry updates, the 12th iteration of Toyota Corolla is being tested and it will be unveiled in 2018 as a 2019 model. It will be positioned to take on rivals like Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic.
2019 Toyota Corolla – Design and Trims
Even though the 2019 Toyota Corolla is reaching showrooms for sale, Toyota engineers have started testing the test model of 2019 Corolla. The images uploaded in the web are ideal to get an idea of design style changes. The company says it will be based on its new TNGA architecture.
The new Camry and Prius models are also based on this platform, as it is. The new architecture is going to enhance drive quality and it will give the car better grip on the road. The hatchback version is also likely to receive styling update for 2019. Like the existing version of Corolla, the it will be offered in several trim levels like – L, LE, LE Eco, SE, XLE and XSE. SE and XSE trim usually look stylish than entry levels ones. Exterior hues may include classic silver metallic, Barcelona red metallic, Blue Crush Metallic and Falcon Gray Metallic.
The cabin of upcoming 2019 Toyota Corollas is expected to be designed elegantly and it is likely to be quite spacious too. It may get blue ambient lighting but that may not be present in all trims. The new models will get a redesigned dashboard and plenty of soft-touch materials will be used in the cabin.
It is quite certain that the 2019 Toyota Corolla will be equipped with high-end safety features. As it is, Toyota is upgrading the safety suite in its entire lineup and popular model like Corolla will definitely get it share. Apart from the typical safety features and a number of airbags, it will get Toyota’s revamped Safety Sense set of technologies. Like other car brands, Toyota is deploying features in its vehicles for collision avoidance. So, you can expect 2019 Corolla to come laden with stability control, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and automatic emergency. Top trims may get blind spot monitor and surround view camera.
You would be mistaken to dismiss the entry levels trim of upcoming Toyota Corolla as a barebone or cheap sedans. The L trim gets 6.1-inch touch screen infotainment, rearview camera, Bluetooth and adaptive cruise control.
The Le and LE Eco trim get automatic climate control, keyless entry. In SE trim, you get a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7.0-inch infotainment system, along with alloy wheels. Corolla XLE and XSE get proximity key and heated front seats. These two trims can be equipped with navigation as well.
Engine Specs of the 2019 Toyota Corolla
The 2019 Toyota Corolla may get enhanced engines compared to the expositing model. However, the company may not introduce brand new powertrain and may opt for enhanced versions of existing engines. So, turbocharged gasoline-based engines and a hybrid version may be on the cards. The engines may be clubbed with new 10 and 8-speed automatic transmission gearboxes. However, the existing model gets CVT for most of its trims.
You may argue that even top trims cannot be laden with features found in segment rivals like a premium audio system, leather upholstery but that does not make the Corolla a bad choice.
Debut and Cost of the 2019 Toyota Corolla
It is expected that the 2019 Toyota Corolla will be unveiled for sale sometimes in late 2018. Toyota has not said anything about pricing. However, the price of base trim may begin at $19.500 approx.
Summing it up
The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a nice compact car that is going to get revamped in styling and powertrain segments. It is also going to be laden with top safety features and decent amenities. If the company manages to keep pricing competitive it will become a winner.