Toyota Corolla (2019–)

Last updated 4 September 2018

Comes with a 1.2 turbo petrol engine, a 1.8 hybrid and a new 180PS 2.0 litre hybrid system.
Diesels dropped completely.
Updated 28 August 2018
Auris name replaced by Corolla

Toyota hasn’t made it clear why it has decided to bring the Corolla back, but from 2019 the Auris nameplate will be dropped globally. This means the next-gen Auris, which was launched at the Geneva...

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Introduction

Built on the same TNGA platform as the Prius and C-HR, the 2019 Corolla replaces the Auris in the Toyota range. It is offered with a 100PS 1.2 petrol engine and choice of two hybrids. The 120PS 1.8-litre petrol hybrid from the old car is carried over and offered alongside a new 2.0 petrol hybrid with 177PS. 

The 1.4 diesel has been axed from the range, with Toyota indicating that its future models will no longer be offered with diesel-power.

The new 2.0-litre hybrid offers drivers an ‘energised drive’ according to Toyota, with more power and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for a more dynamic, engaging experience. It also debuts Toyota’s new CVT gearbox, with a launch gear that should improve transmission efficiency at lower speeds.

Longer and lower than its predecessor, the Corolla cuts a sleeker shape on the road too, thanks to its longer bonnet and new roofline that is 47mm lower compared to the outgoing Auris model. The rear is also more rounded, with all-LED light clusters and a larger bumper.

As with the Auris, the Corolla will be built in the UK at Toyota’s Burnaston factory in Derbyshire while the plant in Deeside, North Wales will continue to be its main source for its engines in Europe. 

 

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