All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan To Debut On November 16

Toyota has officially announced that the all-new Corolla Sedan will bow next week at the Guangzhou Auto Show, November 17-25.

The compact sedan will make its debut alongside the China-exclusive Toyota Levin on November 16, the event’s press day. While the 2020 Corolla Sedan will probably be shown in Chinese specification, it should also accurately preview the U.S.-spec car. As for the Levin, it is a more upscale version of the four-door Corolla.

Unfortunately, the Japanese automaker offers no information whatsoever on the closely-related Corolla Sedan and Levin. However, we do know the all-new Corolla Sedan shares the TNGA modular platform with the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. That means the four-door model should offer the same powertrains as the five-door version.

In the United States, the hatch uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that makes 168 hp (170 ps) at 6,600 rpm and 155 lb-ft (210 Nm) of torque at 4,800 rpm. It comes with two transmission options: a six-speed manual with rev-matching and an all-new Dynamic-Shift CVT with Sport Mode and paddle shifters.

The shift to the TNGA platform will also result in a roomier interior and less overall weight. Therefore, the 2020 Corolla Sedan should offer better fuel efficiency and sharper handling characteristics than its predecessor. Equipment-wise, the new model will pack more safety features, as well as Toyota’s latest infotainment system.

Expect the 2020 Corolla Sedan to borrow a lot from its hatchback counterpart when it comes to the design as well. These two renderings created by Kleber Silva offer a pretty good idea of what the all-new model will look like. Three quarters of the sedan should look identical to the five-door version, with only the rear quarter altered to accommodate the longer trunk.


  • Bash

    Looks ok.
    Until you remember all the rivals.

    • C172fccc

      They didn’t make this clear, but those are not official images of the new Corolla Sedan, they are photoshopped unofficial images.

      • Bash

        That makes sense.

  • Toronado_II

    You really want something reliable when you buy this car because this is the only thing you got.

  • Dennis Scipio

    It looks good in my opinion, but
    the Hatchback looks more sportier.

  • Kagan


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  • TheBelltower

    Looks 1000X than any previous Corolla. Though still pretty unappealing.

  • Paul

    It looks pretty good other than that sucker fish nose on it. Jeez Toyota get over this stupid design trend you’ve been on lately.

  • this rendering is convincing but the video silhouette seems a bit different.

  • Craig

    I’ve always appreciated the Corolla. If you can get the sedan with a manual transmission – it would make ‘take a good look’ list.

  • ksegg

    It’s like a bologna sandwich. Except it’s a car.

    It’s food. You can eat it. But you’re not really going to enjoy it.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen


    ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz. Automotive Ambien.

  • Galaxium

    Looks nice but the Civic is still going to be better.

  • no25

    What other models are being teased in the video?

    • SpongeBob99Swell

      The wagon and the hatchback.


  • Joe E

    When the Corolla adopts a styling queue, it’s a signal that that specific queue has officially jumped the shark. In this case, it’s lobster claw tail-lights. Played out and DONE.

  • EM1

    Job well done, but when the new Mazda 3 get’s revealed this model will greatly be ignored.

    • getoffme

      The Corolla itself outsells what Mazda sells as a company. Ignored?

  • Six_Tymes

    I wonder if it’ll use a new platform? the current has been in use for a generation.

  • Enter Ranting

    You have to be kidding me. A Carolla with fangs? It’s a self parody.

  • SteersUright

    They have got to fire their designers. Toyotas and most Lexus cars are just downright ugly these days. That said, Lexus still has some amazing interiors though.

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  • Sybill Julian

    no. this is what happens when you designed hatchback first then sedan

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