The new Toyota Corolla Hatchback is ready for the official premiere at the New York Auto Show in early April 2020 and the launch on the US market this summer. In our review, the 5-door hatchback Toyota Corolla 2019-2020 – photos and videos, the price and specifications, specifications of the related hatch model Toyota Auris 3 generation , presented in early March 2020 at the Geneva Motor Show. The start of sales of the new Toyota Corolla hatchback 2019-2020 in America will be in the middle of summer at a price of about 20,000 dollars for a basic, richly equipped version of the novelty with a new 2.0-liter 171-horsepower high-compression gasoline engine from the Dynamic Force Engine series.
We would like to note that, despite the fact that the models Toyota Corolla Hatchback and Toyota Auris, in fact, are twin siblings with a modular “trolley” TNGA in the basis and almost identical exterior body design, between hatchbacks for American and European markets there is quite a tangible difference in technical terms. The new generation of Toyota Auris is equipped with a gasoline 1.2 Turbo engine and a pair of hybrid power plants based on gasoline atmospheric 1.8 and 2.0 liter engines, and the Toyota Corolla hatchback for America only with a powerful 2.0-liter 171-strong “atmospheric”. Technique, but our interest in the novelty is mainly due to the fact that Toyota Corolla Hatchback revealed the interior unlike the Toyota Auris, which allows us to understand what will be the salon of the new generation of the 4-door sedan Toyota Corolla, eagerly awaited by Russian motorists.
Traditionally we will start with a review from the exterior of the novelty, then we’ll look into the salon and pay attention to the technical characteristics of the model.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019-2020 are identical to the dimensions of the body of the Toyota Auris 3 generation and are 4370 mm in length, 1791 mm in width, 1438 mm in height, with 2,640 mm of wheelbase.
- The wheel rims are 16, 17 or 18-inch, depending on the level of the equipment.
The new 5-door hatchback Toyota Corolla demonstrates a modern and stylish body with bright and stylish elements, like a sports car. The front of the body looks aggressive, predatory and even brutal. In the presence of a huge mouth of a false radiator grille located on the body of a massive bumper with a mass of aerodynamic elements, intricately shaped LED headlights Bi-Beam LED head light with triple strokes of daytime running lights and a sloped bonnet with a powerful relief.
Side of the body exposes to the show ideal, balanced proportions, complemented by filigree verified lines and vyshtampovkami. In the presence of a compact hood, circular cutouts of wheel arches, easy to receive 18-inch wheels, a strong slope of the front windscreen, a line of roof falling to the stern of the stern, side doors with a rapidly rising line to the rear of the body of the window sill, a powerful relief of punching and mirrors on the legs- supports. In a word, before us is a hazardous sports hatchback.
The rear of the body of the new Japanese hatchback Toyota Corolla looks like it’s like a hot hatch, and not a simple 5-door with a modest, by modern standards, 171-strong engine. In the arsenal of the hatchback’s stern, a compact tailgate of the original form, complemented by a spoiler, chic pointed lights on the side lights with LED stuffing, a stylish, steep and powerful bumper in shape and appearance, echoing the front fairing. Interestingly, for the sake of reducing the weight of the hatchback body, the luggage compartment door is made of polymer material Toyota Super Olefin Polymer, patented by a Japanese company.
The salon of the new Toyota Corolla Hatchback was created taking into account the increasing demands of car enthusiasts for the quality of materials, comfort and ergonomics, the accuracy of fitting the interior elements and the availability of advanced equipment. There is a highly informative instrument panel with a 7-inch multifunction color screen on-board computer, a comfortable multi-function steering wheel with wide side spokes, a neat front panel with an 8-inch color touchscreen of the Entune 3.0 multimedia complex (Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free , Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi, 6-speaker audio system, rear view camera), stylish and convenient climate control unit with monochrome screen, heated front seats, 7 airbags, electric handbrake, the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 safety system with its default adaptive cruise control, automatic braking with pedestrian detection and lane-keeping, the assistant for driving high-beam headlights, all-LED headlights and overall lights. This is all, by the way, already in the basic configuration.
More expensive versions additionally sport leather interior trim, Entune 3.0 New Audio Plus or Entune 3.0 New Audio Premium, JBL audio system with Clari-Fi and 8-speaker, dual-zone climate control, more security systems, electric front seats.
We also want to note that the central console in the interior of the novelty is not present as such and the front panel seems to hover above the neat central tunnel. The new driver’s and front passenger’s seats with powerful lateral support rollers and anatomical backrest profile are installed lower than the model of the previous generation Toyota Auris (in America it is offered under the name of Toyota Corolla iM), and in the second row more passengers are allocated more legroom. Gaps between the interior elements are smaller, and the quality of the materials is better.
Specifications of Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019-2020 year.
In contrast to the soprabromenogo Toyota Auris 3 generation offered with as many as three variants of power plants hatchback Toyota Corolla for America implies the presence of only one motor – gasoline atmospheric four-cylinder from the family Dynamic Force Engine with a high 13: 1 compression ratio. The 2.0-liter engine (model M20A-FKS) delivers 171 horsepower at 205 Nm of maximum torque and works in tandem with the new Dynamic-Shift CVT, which combines the principle of a manual transmission and variator. The same motor is installed on a new crossover Lexus UX (basic version of the Lexus UX 200).
It only remains to add that the availability of a new modular TNGA platform at the heart of the novelty provided the new Toyota Corolla hatchback with a fully independent suspension (McPherson strut front, many levers behind), sharp steering, sturdy and rigid body produced with wide use of high strength steel.