Recently, the Toyota team brought a new model of the Corolla to the New York International Auto Show to give us a look at what a hatchback model of this car will look like. This car is ready to be part of the 2019 model year and give us an excellent drive on the road and allow us to experience what we’ve been looking for. If you want to enjoy the choices you can make in a Corolla and want to have a five-door hatchback with the style and performance you expect, this is the car you’ll be ready to drive.
As you would expect, this new Corolla will ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture and offer you a multi-link rear suspension to make sure you can have a drive you’ll admire. This means a ride that has more rigidity than the current Corolla iM, and more choices for the items you want. The powertrain that will be offered begins with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 168 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque while making use of a CVT automatic transmission for the drive on the roads you need to travel every day.
This new version of the Corolla is slightly lower to the ground, wider, and longer than the previous model to make it a car that’s built ready to handle a more exciting ride that you’ll want to take it out for when you drive. There’s an improvement in the visibility with the hood that’s been dropped nearly two inches to make sure you can see where you’re going and have the confidence you want when you drive. This car aims to be part of the premium end of the compact car segment and it will only be offered in two trims; SE and XSE.
Making the Corolla a Premium Car
You don’t often think of a Toyota vehicle as one that would be a premium build and offer you more of the qualities and style you’re after, but the new Corolla hatchback is built to buck that trend. This car has a look that you’re sure to admire and the design that makes it easy for you to have what you want when you head out on the road. The front features one of the largest grills we’ve ever seen in a compact car to feed the engine with the air needed.
Step inside and you’ll continue to see the style and the qualities you want with an elegant but simple look which makes sure you see the soft materials you want that are enjoyable but still affordable as well. There’s a generous cargo area behind the rear seats that you can make use of which expands to be a large area for stuff when you fold the seats down and take a look at what it offers you. You’re sure to love the features offered of the Corolla as you take a look at either of the two trims you can choose from and the options list associated with them.
More than What You Expect in a Corolla
Do you think of items such as Qi wireless charging or Amazon Alexa integration when you think of the Corolla as the car you want to drive? Would you expect to find an impressive JBL sound system in a Corolla or see two different infotainment systems offered? Of course not, but this new hatchback model offers you these items to have the choices and the qualities you’re looking for when you head out on the road for a great drive.
This new Toyota Corolla hatchback is certainly a compact car that’s worth your time and money to enjoy on the road. Where other compacts try to perform, this one actually does as it brings you the big car refinement you want, a roomy rear seat, premium qualities in the cabin, an attractive styling, and a ton of technology for the drive. Take a look at this excellent small car at your nearby Toyota dealership when it arrives later this year as part of the 2019 model year lineup. You’re sure to be glad you found this car and chose it as the one that you’ll drive and enjoy for many years.
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