2019 Toyota Corolla Reveals Its Two Flavors In Paris

The Auris is dead, long live the Corolla! Toyota is revamping its iconic nameplate in Europe in two body styles, a five-door hatchback, and a wagon.

The new Corolla lineup also marks the debut of Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy, with both the hatch and the wagon offering a choice of two hybrid powertrains. In addition to those, the new compact models from Toyota will be available with just one conventional engine, a 116 PS (114 hp) 1.2-liter turbo petrol unit.

The self-charging hybrid powertrains are a 122PS (120hp) 1.8-liter and a 180PS (178hp) 2.0-liter. The former places emphasis on fuel economy, with Toyota claiming “outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions,” as well as up to 50 percent all-electric driving on the everyday commute.

The 1.8-liter gasoline engine delivers 122 PS (120 hp) and 142 Nm (105 lb-ft) of torque, with an electric motor adding 53 kW (72 PS/71 hp) and 163 Nm (120 lb-ft). The 2.0-liter hybrid system offers 180 PS (177 hp) and 192 Nm (142 lb-ft) of torque and is assisted by a nickel-metal hydride-powered electric motor.

The 2.0-liter system targets buyers who want a more spirited drive, offering more power and even steering wheel-mounted paddles for a more engaging driving experience.

Both Corollas are based on Toyota’s TNGA GA-C platform which is said to offer a more rewarding driving experience thanks to a 10-mm (0.39-in) lower center of gravity, standard multi-link rear suspension, and 60-percent more rigid body shell. As a result, the Corolla is said to offer better handling and stability without compromising ride and comfort.

Practicality-wise, the Corolla Touring Sports benefits from a 58-mm (2.3-in) longer body than the model it replaces. More importantly, the wheelbase is 100-mm (3.93-in) longer for a total of 2,700 mm (106.3 in), which helps the wagon provide “best-in-class rear seat passenger legroom,” according to the automaker. Cargo volume capacity is 598 liters (21.1 cu ft) loaded up to the parcel shelf with all seats in place.

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Photo credits: Toyota and Stefan Baldauf / Guido ten Brink for Carscoops

  • Belthronding

    waow, i can see really significant advancements over damn auris,also toyota designs are getting better and no more boring relatively.

    • it’s not boring… but it’s really soulless. It’s overcomplicated for no reason.

      • no25

        no, it’s not at all.

  • StrangerGP

    Hatchback version looks really weird. Huge bumpers, small second set of doors and back row windows.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Well I’ll put my hand up and say I like it.
    But where’s the 80’s flouro-style digital clock?

  • Brabusbus

    The touring/wagon is beautiful 😍

  • Vanishing Boy

    Wagon/Estate = Europe exclusive only. Pity, the US/Asia could benefit this model very well!

    • It would be worthwhile for Australia too.

      • Vanishing Boy

        Don’t worry, Australia & NZ will easily get it. US/Asia doesn’t even know what wagon/estate is.

        • I wish that were true. NZ gets the Corolla Fielder wagon, but Australia hasn’t had one for a while.

  • alexxx

    Best looking Corolla ever…well done

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