12th Gen Toyota Corolla to Begin Reaching Pakistan from This Year

12th Gen Toyota Corolla to Begin Reaching Pakistan from This Year 1

Toyota seems to be preparing in full swing to take up the upcoming competition in Pakistani automobile market. The Japanese automaker is on the verge of launching the Yaris subcompact sedan on the 27th of March while it has already indicated to introduce a new SUV that will take on the likes of Kia Sportage, Proton X70 and Hyundai Tucson.

Related: First Exclusive Images: 2020 Toyota Yaris in Pakistan

Now according to information the company is working on to introduce the 12th generation Toyota Corolla in Pakistan. As expected it will be slotted above the Yaris variants which will be available in 1.3L and 1.5L engine capacities. The new TNGA-based Corolla will likely appear in Altis grades only and will have higher displacement engines on offer. Therefore the Yaris will take on the City & upcoming Proton Saga whereas the Corolla Altis will efficiently go against the Honda Civic & upcoming Hyundai Elantra.

12th Gen Toyota Corolla to Begin Reaching Pakistan from This Year 2

As per reports the company will begin testing the 12th gen Corolla from the latter half of this year with test mules to be imported from Thailand as CBU. The 12th gen Toyota Corolla was launched in Thai market in September last year and comes available in 6 variants distributed among petrol and hybrid models.

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Petrol engine options include a 1.6 liter 1ZR-FBE producing 125 hp and 156 Nm, and a larger 1.8 liter 2ZR-FBE producing 140 hp and 177 Nm; both paired to a CVT gearbox. The Hybrid version utilizes the 2ZR-FXE 1.8 liter engine that churns out 98 hp and 142 Nm, and is paired to a 72 hp/122 Nm electric motor.

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It will be too early to predict whether Pakistan will be getting the hybrid variant or not, but since Toyota has already indicated the launch of a hybrid SUV towards the end of this year, the possibility of Corolla Hybrid cannot be ruled out.

Related: Introduction of Yaris will Open Doors to the 12th Gen Corolla in Pakistan

The current 11th generation Toyota Corolla was introduced in Pakistan back in mid 2014 and will be completing its 6 years in our market this July. Although we might come across 12th gen Corolla test mules towards the end of this year, the launch can be expected no sooner than 2021. Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information on 12th gen Toyota Corolla in Pakistan.

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Cyrus Khan
Cyrus Khan
7 months ago

I can say is that Toyota sedan variants for a while launched in those regions where left hand drive cars used like UAE, China, USA where anti clockwise road directions are used contrary to Indian/Pakistani/Japanese Clockwise road directions where right hand drive cars are used. Japan has 12 gen hatchbacks for a while but have time to launch Sedan in right hand drive on Clockwise Roads.

Though it is a Toyota and Corolla is a best selling car, and recently they launched Coaster, Rush and Hiace, and then introduced Yaris and RAV4, then we expect 12th generation corolla.

6 months ago

great work . thank you for providing us information

6 months ago

The car looks pretty sad from the rear. It knows its days of high sales volume are non- existent in Pakistan.

5 months ago

Yaris is my foot graphic car
Gli is so nice car

Reply to  Ahmad
4 months ago

ok but you didn’t have to use “my foot” phrase here.

Last edited 4 months ago by Baiting
3 months ago

K let’s be honest we aren’t gonna wait forever we are already 1 year late as in comparison to the rest of the world with this car we prolly won’t even get the 2 litre hybrid which goes up against the RS turbo civic so if it doesn’t launch by the end of 2020 I’m selling my corollas and getting something non Toyota cause that’s just treating their customers unfair by putting us behind the rest of the world

3 months ago

Dears when toyota corolla 12th generation is going to be lounched in Pakistan? Kindly share the information as i’m eagerly waiting for this model

2 months ago

I don’t know why Toyota is taking too time to launch such a sexy car Yaris is just a plastic box in front of it they might be checking the sale rate and might launch bigger sedans and that would be best.Switch to Altis.

1 month ago

12gen Hope so launched next month if not then i go for honda civic its just unprofessional behavior altis…