A raft of facts and images for the upcoming 2019 Toyota Corolla have been handed down today, in progress of the new hatchback’s August launch for the Australian current market.
The new hatch was first unveiled at the Geneva motor present previously this thirty day period, in the form of the European-current market Auris – specially in hybrid guise – but it is future week’s New York motor display that will stand out as the more substantial celebration for Toyota’s now legendary smaller car.
Along with its sharper and extra imposing exterior style and design, a number of crucial particulars had been exposed in Geneva, which includes its overall dimensions.
To refresh, people numbers involve an enhance of 40mm for in general duration at 4370mm, while the wheelbase has likewise developed 40mm to a new 2640mm – although this still falls small of the Mazda 3’s 2700mm footprint.
In general width is up 30mm to 1790mm, though height has been lessened by 25mm to 1435mm for a additional accentuated sporting look.
Tonight’s launch offers the globe its 1st seem at the new Corolla’s cabin, revealing a relatively conventional and present-day sprint style that will most likely verify timeless in its simplicity for some customers, and immediately outdated for other folks.
A huge ‘floating’ display screen sits atop the sprint, bringing the Corolla in line with the tablet trend that – really like it, loathe it or shrug at it – has taken more than the marketplace in modern years. Verify out our picture gallery and you are going to be aware the American design has Apple CarPlay…
A massive display screen-based speedometer and driver-info display is centred behind the steering wheel, flanked by common gauges and dials. In the American-current market design proven below, that centre instrument screen is a 7.-inch unit, when decrease-conclude styles get a 4.2-inch display.
The dash alone is of a semi-floating layout, jutting out about the slim centre console. Satin silver and gloss black highlights abound in the blue American-current market ‘XSE’ sports activities design revealed in this article, matched to nicely-bolstered seats with a combination black ‘leather’ and grey cloth upholstery.
Inside ease and comfort has also been overhauled, in individual by a decrease hip place for entrance-row occupants for a extra natural posture and place. The for a longer period wheelbase and wider design need to also make improvements to comfort and ease and ability, although Toyota has not specified any interior place quantities nonetheless.
Also confirmed sometime back is that the 2019 Corolla is built on the Toyota New Era Architecture (TNGA), which has received large praise in CarAdvice reviews, showcasing as it does in the new C-HR compact SUV, the new Prius and the new Camry.
Toyota suggests its new platform would make the up coming-technology Corolla some 60 for each-cent stiffer than its predecessor, and a complete chassis makeover should really insert to that.
Tweaks in that division include a new MacPherson strut style and design up entrance, packing “new coil spring rates and damping forces, additionally diminished friction in sliding parts”.
Out back, there’s a new multi-backlink set up with a stabiliser bar, together with relocated decreased arms and shock absorbers – both for much better better-speed manoeuvring (are we even now conversing about a Corolla?) and far more cargo place.
Extra, the new car’s centre of gravity is 20mm reduced, many thanks in major aspect to a liberal use of aluminium and substantial-strength steel in the human body. Even the tailgate figures in that equation, staying created from Toyota Tremendous Olefin Polymer and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene for further mild-weighting.
Petrol styles in the new Corolla vary will be run by Toyota’s new obviously-aspirated M20A-FKS 2.-litre Dynamic Force motor, unveiled in February as a smaller and lighter substitute for the 1.8-litre mill at the moment utilized.
The company has not disclosed Corolla-specific figures right now, but the previously technological know-how launch confirms 126kW of electrical power and 205Nm of torque.
Highlights of the new device include things like Toyota’s adaptive D-4S procedure that brings together significant-strain immediate injection and reduced-pressure port injection. VVT-iE features at the consumption conclusion – using an electric motor relatively than oil stress to regulate valve timing – whilst VVT-i is outfitted at the exhaust.
A lengthier stroke and a better 13.:1 compression ratio are also between the standout functions, alongside with a lighter timing chain, a far more rigid crank situation, a lighter resin cylinder head and a ribbed oil pan.
Relying on the model – and Toyota is but to specify – the new Corolla will be made available with both a new six-pace guide or a ’10-speed’ Dynamic Change CVT automatic with activity method and paddle shifters.
Curiously, with that CVT, Toyota claims “the world’s 1st start equipment in a passenger vehicle”, indicating initial acceleration happens with a equipment travel ahead of switching to the belt generate 1 expects with a CVT. (This video clip clarifies it properly.)
A hybrid model will yet again aspect, applying the 1.8-litre process from the Prius – fairly than the 2.-litre Toyota Hybrid Process II described in February.
Normal sophisticated protection technologies incorporate a pre-collision procedure with pedestrian detection, lively cruise control, lane departure warn with steering help, computerized superior beam, 7 airbags and a reversing camera.
Click by to our photo gallery for extra images of the new Corolla, inside and out.
The new Corolla will hit Australia in August. Pricing and specifications really should be exposed nearer to start.
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