Friday, November 16, 2018
This is the Toyota Corolla We'll Likely Get (w/ 15 Photos)
Toyota unveils the all-new 2020 Corolla sedan simultaneously at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China and in the United States. The new model delivers enhanced performance achieved by the GA-C platform, and an active, energetic appearance.
Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the new platform offers improved performance characterized by smooth driving, ride comfort, quietness, and safety. The Corolla delivers a joyful driving experience to customers in a wide range of countries and regions, backed by a total of one million kilometers of test driving in five continents.
Enabled by TNGA’s new platform, the exterior design concept, Shooting Robust, instills an active essence, achieving a firm, lower center of gravity and sporty silhouette, complemented by a lower stance and wider tread than current models. In terms of dimensions, it’s 10-mm longer (4,640-mm), 5-mm wider (1,780-mm), and 45-mm lower (1,435-mm) with the wheelbase staying put.
The interior design is based on a Sensuous Minimalism concept (a design that is simple yet sensuously appealing), aptly incorporating a sleek instrument panel that conveys a comfortable spaciousness, and integrated functional parts, creating a refined elegance.
The enhanced driving and environmental performance originates from various powertrains that suit the needs and characteristics of customers across diverse countries and regions, including the recent powertrains developed under TNGA initiatives.
Depending on the exact variant, the all-new Corolla may feature a series of carryover engines (the 1.8-liter 2ZR-FAE), a gasoline-electric hybrid engine, and a 170-horsepower, 205 Nm of torque 2.0-liter Dynamic Force Engine (M20A-FKS). Available transmissions include a 6-speed manual or a Dynamic-Shift CVT.
The new models are also equipped with upgraded advanced safety features, in the form of the latest Toyota Safety Sense, with specifications and availability refined for each market, ensuring the Corolla contributes to the widespread use of safer cars.