Toyota Reveals the Revamped 2019 Corolla Hatchback

Toyota’s bread and butter – Toyota Corolla is the best selling car in the world and it’s 2019 hatchback version has been revealed ahead of it’s official launch in the 2018 New York Auto Show.

Known as Toyota Auris in the European market and Corolla iM in the United States, the all new Corolla hatch is based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TGNA) just like the latest Camry and Toyota Prius. TGNA improves a frame’s torsional rigidity – which according to Toyota, is 60-percent higher in Corolla hatchback – for improved handling and road grip.

Other than that, this will be the first Corolla that support Alexa voice assistant and Apple CarPlay.

Lets dig into it and see what does the new Corolla offers.

Exterior

Blue Toyota Corolla 2019 Exterior

Along with some new toys and a fun driving experience, Corolla comes with an updated design – much aggressive and sportier than before. Moreover, it features sharp LED curvatures and an appeal much similar to the latest Toyota lineup. Usually, a hatchback variant’s design language is much similar to it’s sedan option, Toyota has been road testing a wrapped up Corolla sedan and we can expect it to look just as good.

Blue Toyota Corolla 2019 Exterior Back HD

Toyota guaranteed a “rewarding driving experience” by packing the Corolla with multi-link rear suspension, a rigidly stable body-shell, and a 20 mm lowered center of gravity. Moreover, key areas of the frame have been reinforced using sturdy steel to improve road grip and comfort. The design speaks for itself – the sharp LED headlights and the signature front grille are definitely gorgeous.

Interior

Blue Toyota Corolla 2019 Interior

 

Toyota Corolla has always been targeted to moderate-budget audiences and has been able to deliver a satisfactory experience within a tight budget, however, has lacked a good infotainment system and other “luxury” features. This is no longer the case because the 2019 Corolla hatch is bringing modern tech featuring an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports both Alexa digital voice assistant and Apple CarPlay. Android Auto, unfortunately, is not present.

Blue Toyota Corolla 2019 Interior Wheel

The interior has a complete black-grey finish which is both conservative and stylish. It has been designed to house tech gimmicks and modern gizmos, along with a good sense of ergonomics and practicability of course. You get a Qi wireless charging area, a separate compartment to easily fit at least a 5.5-inch smartphone in the console, and integrated headrests. Corolla hatch can easily seat 5 passengers.

Under The Hood

Official figures for torque and horsepower have not been released so far. A 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine runs the show which is expected to be much similar to the sedan variant. The internals are more towards the traditional side and do not come with hybrid-level efficiency features – but still, this kind of engine capacity will surely be fun and provide enough distance per liter for a hatchback.

Blue Toyota Corolla 2019 Gear Closeup

Subjectively, the best part is the six-speed manual transmission which comes as standard. The transmission system provides smoother shifts due to Corolla’s automatic rev-matching. A CVT option will become available too and will also have a launch gear. Smooth manual transmission paired with TGNA-supported handling prowess – a driver’s paradise.

Price and Availability

Toyota Corolla 2019 Full HD

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback will officially launch in the upcoming 2018 New York Auto Show. Pricing has not been announced so far. It might become available in Pakistan in the distant future, however, the popular Toyota Corolla sedan will soon receive a 2019 design update – we can expect it to look much similar to the new hatchback.


  • It might become available in Pakistan in the distant future, Please remove this. Yhan koi nhi aani aur kabhi nhi aani.

  • According to Indus Motors, they will stopping Toyota Corolla Sedan manufacturing soon, only hatch back cars will be available in Pak soon ?

      • Same question i asked from Indus Motors but they answered its top management decision.
        Vitz will taking their place in near future with 1.3l & 1.5l Engine. Only Grande with 1.8l will be available as Sedan ?

        Hope these all are rumors and we will enjoy our favorite sedan ?

        • You have just twisted the news. Its pretty much in the news for last few months that IMC will be ceasing manufacturing of 1300 cc variants and will offer sedan in either 1.6L or 1.8L engines. What’s new in it? Totally misleading.

          • Dear Atif, M spreading the same news as 1.3L and 1.5L will be available in Hatchback in near future, 1.8L will be available in Sedan but in Pak most people choose Toyota bcz of their budgeted Sedan.

            Its all because of Hyundai is coming back with more competitive models.

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