The 2020 Toyota Corolla continues more than 50 years of heritage, with more than 45 million sold.
On the whole, the general public seems to like the Toyota Corolla. It is one of the best-selling cars in history, and now Toyota has updated the sedan’s styling to match the hatchback that arrived earlier this year. It’s not just a skin-deep change, either. The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan gets an all-new engine, as well as a host of technology changes. Here is what Toyota changed in the new Corolla:
Under the Hood
This Corolla sedan comes with the same powerplant that we find in the Corolla Hatchback. That is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four cylinder that makes 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through your choice of two transmissions. The first is a good ol’ fashioned 6-speed manual. The second is an economically-focused CVT (Continuously variable transmission). That CVT is rather unique in the fact that it uses a launch gear in addition to its CVT to help with, well, launching.
Ride & Handling
We obviously have not had a chance to drive the Corolla Sedan yet. However, we can tell you that Toyota has moved the Corolla to the new TNGA platform. Toyota claims that this platform architecture not only makes the Corolla ride and handle better, but it also makes the car more efficient and easier to produce. We’ll have to reserve our judgements on ride and handling until we take one for a drive.
Obviously, a lot of changes have been made in the styling department. The 2020 Corolla features a very aggressive and angular design, similar to the Corolla Hatchback. In Toyota’s internal language, the design is called “Shooting Robust”. Styling is always subjective, so be sure to let us know what you think of the Corolla’s new face. Toyota has elected to use LED headlamps, standard on every trim of the new Corolla, to help enhance the look even further.
Overall, the design is wider, and lower, enhancing the aggressive new styling with an aggressive stance. Plus, the front overhang has been shortened, while the rear overhang has been increased.
Again, much like the Corolla Hatchback, Toyota have added tons of tech features to the Corolla Sedan. Now standard is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, a comprehensive driver enhancement and safety suite. This includes pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, automatic high-beams and road sign assist. Plus, Toyota has made their new infotainment system, Entune 3.0, standard across the board as well. This is a 7.0-inch touchscreen display (8.0-inch screen optional) that, most importantly for many buyers, now has Apple Car Play connectivity, as well as Amazon Alexa. Sorry Android users, no Android Auto here.
Of course, we expect to see the 2020 Toyota Corolla at the 2018 LA Auto Show. While we don’t know about pricing, MPG, or the on-sale date yet, we expect to learn a lot more in the coming weeks.
Speaking of MPG, Toyota also plans to unveil the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for the latest news, views & real-world reviews and, of course, more information about the 2020 Toyota Corolla in the very near future.
Watch the reveal below: