Top 5 Facts You Need to know About the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback [Video]

Check out our first proper look at the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback!

After its debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has finally been presented for the media to sample in Del Mar, California.  While this is a pre-embargo post and video, we can give out quite a few facts about this all-new vehicle. Keep in mind, it shares no components with the Scion/Toyota Corolla iM hatchback it replaces.

It comes with a direct-injected, naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine that makes 168 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Two transmissions are available, the first one is an all-new six-speed manual transmission that uses rev-matching and stall-mitigation technology. The other transmission is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which has an additional launch gear. It’s said that the launch gear (which will power the Toyota Corolla Hatchback up to 25-mph) aids in off-the-line acceleration.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. [Photo: Toyota]
The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is based on Toyota’s now widely used TNGA platform that also underpins vehicles like the Toyota CH-R and Toyota Camry. It also has the newest edition of Toyota’s safety system (Toyota Safety Sense 2.0) standard and an available radar-based cruise control that works with both transmissions.

In this video, we give you the top five facts about the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. We will soon present a video that has driving impressions followed by mpg and pricing. Stay tuned for more updates! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube for more on your favorite new models. If you enjoy our content, please consider donating to TFL through our Patreon page.