Toyota Corolla 2020 Review

Toyota Corolla 2020

Toyota will be available with its 12th generation of Corolla soon. The new model is a faster, smarter,  and updated design. It’s packed with new features like adaptive cruise control, seven airbags, and much more. Toyota will launch 1.8L (138bhp) and 1.6L (120bhp) variants in Pakistan for Corolla as 1.3L, and 1.5L and in Thailand, Toyota will launch a 1.8L hybrid engine Corolla as well.

Toyota Corolla is available in over 150 countries which contribute 20 percent of sales of the entire company. Currently, Corolla is available in its 11th generation. Now Toyota has announced its 12th generation which will be available in 2021, Toyota the world’s most popular and best car is near to get greater. Toyota officially announced the news about the new Corolla on its global launch at an exclusive event in California,  Carmel, also in China at Guangzhou International Auto show and expected that the Chinese market Corolla will become next-generation Corolla in Europe and all other regions including ASEAN and eventually Pakistan.

There is a  slight difference between the North American and the China version. Besides the major only difference in the front fascia, the rest of the car is exactly the same from inside and out. The US and China specification have different bumper at the front that creates a different design. The North American variant will have a Toyota emblem on the slanting portion will consist of a metal sheet between the headlights while China or the Asian model will have a Toyota emblem placed on a slim grill between the two headlights, like the previous generation of  Corolla.

Exterior Design

Toyota Corolla 2020

When we come to the exterior design of Corolla, There is a new glass panel at A-pillar where the side view mirrors are mounted. On the rear door, new trapezoidal glass panels unlike a triangular shape, which was on the previous Corolla sedan. The new window panes at the front and rear door area will definitely increase the openness and visibility within the car.

The rear doors and front will be in curve shape which will give the sporty look. There are newly designed side view mirrors with integrated turn signals. On the rear end, there will be the newly designed LED  bumper and taillights. While the new style trunk lid with connecting trim between two tail lights will give an elegant look.  The 12th generation Corolla has improved the exterior style overall. It’s expected that a Chinese market Corolla will look much better when compared with a US-designed Corolla.

Interior Design

Toyota Corolla 2020

Both China and US variants carry the identical interior. The new Corolla consists of a  7″ digital cluster on the higher variant of the Corolla sedan like we have seen in the hatchback. There will be an option to select between analog and digital speedometer styles. A conventional needle-type analog cluster is available on the lower and base trim levels. The Corolla sedan will be available in standard with a 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display (MID).

The steering mounted control and Digital automatic climate control will be available in the new Corolla. Toyota has improved the dashboard material and all other areas within the cabin and also updated the use of noise deadening at key locations for a noise-free interior.  It will be consist of Apple car play, android auto as well as Amazon Alexa compatibility and 6 speakers and wifi,  Toyota will also offer an 800-watt premium JBL audio system with door-mounted sub-woofers on a fully loaded US Corolla.

The updated exterior dimensions will help to improve the interior leg & sounder room as compared to the previous generation. The new seat design will be with better seat materials and will offer cloth as standard or Softex/leatherette on upper trims. Overall the new Corolla has completely new interior design.

Engine Capacity

Toyota has not confirmed yet that what engine options will be available for China. The Chinese variant is revealed in a hybrid option with two trim levels. A regular Hybrid. and an upscale model as Levin Hybrid.

The US Corolla will be available with two engine options. The first one will be the same as the previous Corolla, a 1.8L (2ZR-FAE) 4 Cylinder engine but some changes are made with some power enhancements for better efficiency.

The Corolla hatchback in Europe is offered with a 1.8L Hybrid and 2.0L hybrid and either of this engine class maybe goes under the Corolla sedan with Hybrid.

Safety Features

Toyota has confirmed that Corollas even a base model will come equipped with a PCS (Pre-Collision System), DRCC (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control), LDA (Lane Departure Alert) with Steer Assist, LTA (Lane Tracing Assist), AHB (Automatic High Beams), RSA (Road Sign Assist ). All variants of Corolla will consist of Electronic stability control, standard 8 airbags, traction control, hill start assist, Electronic brake distribution. On the safety front, Toyota also added a “Safety Connect ” feature in case of an accident or other emergency, rescue /help can be dispatched directly to the vehicle’s GPS location. The system will be linked with an airbag deployment module.

The 12th generation Corolla will be available for sale in the US in the next 6 months as the model year 2020 and at the same time it will be available in   Europe and China, currently, the price details are not confirmed but it’s expected that it will be around the same price point as 11th generation Corolla in the US. It’s expected that the release of the 12th generation in Pakistan will be at the same time at the end of  2020 or the start of 2021.


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