What We Know So Far About the 2020 Toyota Corolla – The current Corolla is an excellent car for anybody who is looking for a commuter car. Unfortunately, it doesn’t excel in much else. The current Corolla is lacking in driving characteristics that its competitors have. Its engines are average as well.
There is good news, though. The good news is that Toyota noticed the complaints about the 2018 Corolla. As such, the forthcoming 2020 Toyota Corolla is likely to be different. Below, we will tell you what we know so far about it.
2020 Toyota Corolla Redesign
Speaking of design, the 2020 Toyota Corolla hatchback is likely to get a more aggressive design, in addition to being wider and lower. While in the spy photos the forthcoming Corolla was hidden under the camouflage, we can see that it will use a new grille, slimmer yet wider headlights and a more aggressive-looking bumper and fenders. On top of that, the hood will have a clamshell-like design and the rear window will have an aggressive design.
The current Corolla has a pretty basic cabin. The layout is quite good and easy to use. The materials are good also although not impressive. The design is lacking and the driving position is unusual. In short, the interior of the 2018 Corolla is not that good. We hope the new Toyota Corolla 2020 will not be like this.
There is a rumor that said the upcoming Toyota Corolla is going to have a new cabin that will be the trendsetter for Toyota’s next vehicles. Assuming the rumor to be true, we expect the cabin to have a more European design. That is, fewer buttons and a wider center stack. The driving position should be lowered as well.
Under the Hood; Powerful Engine
On one hand, the basic model will likely to use a 1.2-liter turbo-four engine with an output of 115 horsepower with 130 pound-ft of torque. The higher-end model, on the other hand, is likely to use a next-generation 1.5-liter turbo-three engine with an output of up to 180 horsepower with up to 130 pound-ft of torque. Both of these engines will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission gearbox. Also, both models will only be available in front-wheel-drive.
There is also a rumor that said the Toyota Corolla 2020 model will use a more powerful engine. According to said rumor, the engine is supplied by BMW. It is a 2.0-liter, turbo-four engine capable of generating more than 250 horsepower with 250 pound-ft of torque. If this is true, then Toyota will (finally) have a very capable, hot hatchback that has not happened for over a decade.
New Toyota Corolla Release Date and Price
So far, Toyota has not yet announced the 2020 Toyota Corolla release date and price. That said, seeing that the test mule is more or less ready to go, you can expect it to hit the market at the end of the year or early 2019. As for the price, we expect it to be more or less the same as the current model, around $20,000 range for the base model.
There is a lot of speculations about the forthcoming Toyota Corolla. This is not surprising since the current model is not impressive. From what we know, it seems that the Toyota Corolla 2020 model will get some upgrades and updates. For this reason, we expect it to be better than its predecessor.