2020 Toyota Corolla sedan boasts bolder styling, more features
Earlier this year Toyota introduced the 12th generation of the Corolla as a hatchback.
And now today in California the company has introduced the 12th generation Corolla sedan.
Now like the hatchback, it switches to the TNGA module platform that we've also seen employed for things like the RAV4 and the Prius.
And as you can see the design is quite different than before, is somehow interesting to look at its [UNKNOWN] aggressive.
The 2020 Toyota Corolla is lower, wider than before and especially if you look at the nose, it's got a much sportier face, those really skinny LED headlights and their facial with that massive grill [INAUDIBLE] No, I kinda still need a little bit of time to warm up to.
The interior of the 2020 Corolla Sedan also looks a lot like the hatchback version.
That means it's pretty stylish with a seven or eight inch touchscreen entertainment system atop the dash.
Things like Apple CarPlay, a wi-fi hotspot, and even Amazon Alexa integration are included as standard.
Under the hood, most Corolla sedans are gonna have a 1.8 litre inline four engine.
Good for a 139 horsepower.
Toyota says it will be more fuel efficient than the outgoing Corolla.
And then the SE and XSE versions are gonna have a 2 litre engine with a 169 horsepower.
And even A six speed manual transmission offered as an option.
And then later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show Toyota is gonna introduce a Corolla Hybrid.
That will be the first time we've ever seen a hybrid version of the Corolla.
Like a lot of its models, Toyota is trying to democratize safety technology on the 2020 Corolla.
Every single version will have what the company calls Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 as standard.
That means you get things like Pre-collision breaking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and even road sign recognition all as standard on every Corolla.
Another change that comes with switching to the new platform is that the new Corolla sedan now has multilink rear suspension instead of the old torsion beam setup.
Toyota tells us that that's gonna improve both ride quality and handling performance though we'll have to get behind the wheel to see how those things hold up in the real world.
Now we've really enjoyed driving the new Corolla Hatchback.
It's really pretty fun to drive yet still a very practical car.
And that's why I'm so excited to get behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan to see whether it really is both better to drive and a better every day daily driver car than the outgoing model.
This car goes on sale in March 2019, but if you can't wait until then, you can find a full photo gallery and more information at the roadshow.com
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