2019 Toyota Corolla Thread (Hatch & Sedan) Updated

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They are targeting 50k a year, which is how many Reiz they were selling back when it was popular. But I think they can be much more ambitious than that. Not having a 2.0L certainly limits its volume, but in its segment there's simply no serious challenger.

FAW played the right card by promoting it as a sporty sedan, like GAC did with the Camry. They did not call it a 'full-size premium car' to not affect the Crown. They are also making sure nobody is cross-shopping it against the ES. It is the spiritual successor to the Reiz (the world is a crazy place), which makes me worried that Toyota is seriously considering replacing the Mark X with the Avalon in Japan.
btw what engines in china?

Also, Corolla will come with 9" screen in china too, together with 12.1, vs 8" in the Europe/USA.
 

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Toyota has significantly underestimated demand for Corolla Hatch, that car seems to have lowest days on lot stats for Toyota right now.
 

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New Corolla GR SPORT and Corolla TREK
https://newsroom.toyota.eu/new-corolla-gr-sport-and-corolla-trek/
NEW COROLLA GR SPORT - The second model to join Toyota's European GR SPORT range

Following the successful launch of the new Corolla earlier this year – praised for its dynamic look and engaging driving capabilities – Toyota presents the Corolla GR SPORT, a sportier variant that injects some of the passion of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. After the introduction of the Yaris GR SPORT at last year's Paris motor show, the Corolla GR SPORT is the second model to join Toyota's European GR SPORT range.

Available on both Hatchback & Touring Sports models and with a choice of 1.8 or 2.0 litre self-charging hybrid powertrains, the new GR SPORT grade takes the GAZOO Racing spirit to the heart of the Corolla range; its unique, sporting design cues targeting younger and enthusiastic customer.

Building on the mid or high grades, the GR SPORT features unique style elements including a new front grille with dark chrome finish and unique lower skirts, side rockers and rear diffuser. The grade also adds bespoke 18" machined alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, fog lamps, LED headlamps and a dedicated exterior colour Dynamic Grey with bi-tone execution.

On board, the GR SPORT is equipped with model-specific Sport seats in black fabric with leather-like bolsters, which may be optionally upgraded to full leather upholstery. Additionally it features black and red stitch on instrument panel, steering wheel and shifter.

The Corolla GR SPORT will be on sale from January 2020.

NEW COROLLA TREK - Designed for active lifestyles and outdoor pursuits

Corolla TREK, available only on Touring Sports models with a choice of 1.8 or 2.0 litre self-charging hybrid powertrains, reflects the growing popularity of crossover-type, rugged looking vehicles within the European C-segment.

Designed to appeal to people who enjoy active lifestyles and outdoor pursuits, Corolla TREK has sparked a collaboration between Toyota and Trek Bicycle. This partnership brings together two brands that have similar environmental values to offer complementary mobility solutions.

Founded in 1976, Trek Bicycle is one of the world’s most popular bike brands currently selling about 1.5 million bikes per annum globally. In addition to manufacturing high performance cycling equipment, Trek uses the bicycle to break down the barriers that prevent people from living happier, healthier, more active lives.

Cementing their partnership, Toyota has signed an agreement with Trek, providing Corolla TREK as support vehicles for Trek-owned Trek-Segafredo World Tour Men’s and Women’s’ Teams, during European bike racing events.

Targeting active lifestyle families with outdoor hobbies, the Corolla TREK features a 20 mm rise in ride height for greater ground clearance. It builds on the Corolla Touring Sports mid grade with unique crossover style elements including front and rear underrun, bespoke 17" machined alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, fog lamps and LED headlamps.

On board, the Corolla TREK is equipped with a 7-inch TFT infotainment screen, model-specific, two-tone fabric seats and matching wood deco elements.

The Corolla TREK will be on sale from August 2019.


 

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Performance and Design Highlight the All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla
https://pressroom.toyota.com/releases/driving+and+design+highlight+the+all+new+2020+toyota+corolla.htm
  • All-New Dynamic Design
  • TNGA Platform for Outstanding Agility and Comfort
  • First-Ever Corolla Hybrid in U.S.
  • 52 MPG Combined Fuel Economy on Hybrid
  • Available New 169 Horsepower, 2.0-liter Dynamic Force Engine
  • Available Dynamic-Shift CVT or Six-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
  • Standard Audio with Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • Starting MSRP of $19,500
  • On Sale in March 2019

With more than 46 million Toyota Corollas sold globally since its introduction in 1966, it would be difficult to find a driver who did not recognize the name. Everyone, it seems, has a Corolla story. Many, though, are going to be doing double takes when they see the re-imagined and reconfigured 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan. And that’s exactly the point.

The 12th-generation Toyota Corolla made its arrival in three chapters: the all-new Corolla hatchback arrived last summer, and then came the current best-selling Corolla body style, the sedan, in two waves – a reveal of the new gas model in Carmel and then the introduction of the U.S.’ first Corolla Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show. All three are based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which is far more than a new body structure, bringing together new approaches to engineering, design, assembly, and materials. Now, there really is a Corolla for everyone.

TNGA transforms Corolla styles into drivers’ delights while also bolstering the model’s renowned value and reliability. They draw from the same DNA. It’s no surprise, then, that the 2020 Corolla sedan dramatically elevates this model’s focus on comfort and refinement while also infusing it with the Corolla hatchback’s feisty personality.

The Corolla sedan’s bold new look is a perfect reflection of the bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation that has taken place. The TNGA platform means an available engine that produces more power than its predecessor yet delivers better fuel efficiency. TNGA imbues the Corolla sedan with greater agility, yet also with its smoothest, quietest ride. TNGA also means an elevated feeling of quality in every surface, switch and control the driver sees and touches. And, critically, TNGA delivers on Toyota’s commitment to driver and passenger safety with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of active safety systems – standard on every Corolla sedan model.


 
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