TORONTO, ON – Toyota’s best-selling model, the Corolla sedan has been an icon on Canadian roads for more than 50 years. The 12th generation Corolla sedan was introduced earlier this year with a new grade strategy, bold exterior styling, new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and a sleek, driver-focused interior.
Six months later, the 2020 Corolla sedan will make heads turn with the new Nightshade Edition that features specially designed black colored accents and design features. The Nightshade Edition will be available on the SE Upgrade or higher packages with a CVT transmission with production beginning this fall.
As well as the sedan, Toyota offers the all-new for the 2019 model year –Toyota Corolla Hatchback that takes advantage of Toyota’s latest performance, handling, connected, and safety technologies, plus styling that grabs everyone’s attention. And, this hatch starts at just $20,980, that’s $1,770 less than the 2018 Corolla iM.
The newest addition to the Corolla family starts with an all-new way of thinking about automotive design. This is the first compact hatch to be conceived and built using the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) – a platform that enables many desirable features.
TNGA allowed designers to give Corolla Hatchback a low, wide stance to create a poised, athletic vehicle with a performance-enhancing low centre of gravity. The body is evocatively styled and exceptionally sporty, with a rear spoiler and standard features such as LED headlamps and rear combination lamps to impart a premium appearance.
Get inside and even before the drive begins, the Corolla Hatchback engages the senses. For the cabin, designers adopted a modern concept of sensuous minimalism to create an interior that is simple, yet warm and inviting, with a premium look and feel. TNGA optimizes the seating positions even as it helps lower the vehicle’s centre of gravity.
Under the hood, engineers created an all-new two-litre, four-cylinder Dynamic Force engine that gives Corolla Hatchback a competitive 168 peak horsepower plus excellent fuel efficiency.
This spirited engine is paired with a choice of two all-new transmissions. On the automatic side, a Direct Shift CVT has 10 sequential shiftmatic speed steps, a sport mode, and available paddle shifters. It’s also the first passenger vehicle CVT in the world with a launch gear.
The Corolla sedan joins the 4Runner, Highlander and Sienna as the fourth Toyota model to offer the Nightshade Edition.
The Corolla Hatchback will also dress to impress with a Nightshade Edition for the 2020 model year.