Aus-spec Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 unveiled with 2 engine options

May 03, 2018 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
The Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 runs on the TNGA also seen on the new Camry, C-HR, and Prius.

Not long after the Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 came out for the US market earlier today, Australian car enthusiasts have been now treated with first details of the model.

There will be two options for the powertrain. The first one is the all-new M20A-FKS 2L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder gas engine. With this option, the model comes with D-4S direct injection and VVT-iE The engine is capable of cranking out 200 Nm of torque and 168 HP. Plus, it is channeled to a 6-speed iMT which comes standard with auto-rev-matching.

The angular front of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019

The new Corolla comes with an electric parking brake, upgraded infotainment system, and LED headlights

This option introduces the novel Direct Shift-CVT known as the first continuously variable transmission which is equipped with a launch gear to boost the acceleration and the low-speed efficiency. Additionally, paddle shifters, a sport mode, and ten-speed virtual ratio mode all come as standard.

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The other option is a hybrid variant which, for the first time, gets all trim grades, using an upgraded Prius’ 1.8L Atkinson-cycle gas engine and a pair of electric motors. There’s nothing sure about the output capability though taking the Prius for reference, it doles out 142 Nm and 97 HP from the internal combustion engine and 162 Nm and 71 HP from the twin motors, putting out 134 HP in total.

The angular rear of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019

There will be two options for the powertrain

The Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 keeps the standard Safety Sense of the branch which includes tremendous improvements in the 2nd-gen system. To be specific, the new Corolla gets Lane Tracing Assist, and pre-collision System which detects the passing of pedestrians or cyclists at night. Besides, it also welcomes the arrival of Road Sign Assist.

The model also comes with more safety features such as a back-up camera, 7 airbags, automatic high beam, lane departure, and active cruise control. What’s more, the Corolla comes with an electric parking brake, upgraded infotainment system, and LED headlights as well.

The interiort of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019

The Toyota Corolla hatchback keeps the standard Safety Sense of the branch

It will depend on each trim level to have a Qi wireless charger for smartphones, a colored head-up display, 7-inch colored multi-info display, push-start button, keyless entry, an 8-speaker JBL system, dual-zone climate control, 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 runs on the New Global Architecture developed by the brand (known as TNGA for short) which is seen on the new Camry, C-HR, and Prius. The brand claims the new platform brings in improved body rigidity and front-to-rear balance of weight, and a low gravity center.

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