Next Gen Toyota Corolla Spied Again

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Toyota’s next generation Corolla sedan is slowly revealing itself. This latest round of spy photos indicates that what lies underneath will be virtually identical to recent photos published in a Japanese car magazine.

While it appears the front of the car, through to the B-pillars, will replicate the 2018 Toyota Corolla hatchback, the rear end follows the usual sedan principles of extending the rear to provide more boot space.

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Among the small visual differences in the sedan’s front half, there will be a small window ahead of the external rear-view mirrors and revisions to the lower sections of the Corolla hatchback’s gape-mouthed front end.

The extended boot will not only help the sedans’ load capacity, but will also bring a more conservative profile that should sit well with the sedan’s buyer demographic. Where the Toyota Corolla hatchback draws heavily from Toyota’s newly-developed design language, the sedan looks altogether restrained.

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Being based on Toyota’s new modular platform (TNGA) which also underpins the latest Camry, C-HR and Prius, the next-gen Corolla sedan will also get the 126kW/205Nm 2.0-liter engine soon to be seen in the hatchback version.

The Corolla sedan will use, in conjunction with a base six-speed manual gearbox, the upcoming hatchback’s new CVT auto transmission. Driving through a high final drive ratio, the CVT is intended more for economic motoring than performance. Yet the engine’s extra power promises a lot more pep than that provided by the ancient 1.8-liter engine, which does produce 103kW/173Nm in its latest guise.

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Like the Corolla hatchback, the sedan can be expected to come with the same line-up of standard safety gear, which is claimed by Toyota to be class-leading and includes autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian avoidance and lane-keep assist. The next generation Corolla sedan is expected to make its international debut in 2019.

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