Meet the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
The Toyota Corolla iM hatchback is being retired, but the Toyota Corolla Hatchback isn’t going anywhere. Confused yet? We’ve got some explaining to do before this new Toyota model arrives at Toyota of Newnan.
What’s Happening to the Toyota Corolla iM?
When Toyota Motor Corporation shuttered its Scion subsidiary a couple of years ago, that brand’s better-selling cars were incorporated into the Toyota lineup. Now those models are being given their own identities.
So is it Still the Same Car?
Nope. The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback isn’t just getting its own name; it’s also riding on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. Its hatch aside, don’t be surprised if some of its looks and technology ends up in the Toyota Corolla sedan, either as part of a mid-cycle redesign or as it enters its next generation.
Sounds Promising. What Else Ya Got?
We’re not sure of the pricing yet. That said, we’ve got a pretty good indication of what’s going under the hood. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a 2.0 liter 168 horsepower / 151 lb.-ft. torque engine (that’s 31 more horses and 25 more pound-feet). It’s coupled to either a six-speed manual transmission or a newly-reconfigured CVT with what they’re calling a “ten-speed manual shift mode.”
There’ll be two trim levels, both of which will look sleeker than the model they’re replacing. That’s because the 2019 model is longer, wider, and slightly shorter than this year’s. The usual technology — including Toyota Safety Sense™ driver assist features and the Toyota Entune™ infotainment system — will also be close at hand.
Even though it’s not in stock yet, you can find out more about this upcoming Toyota model by visiting your Newnan Toyota dealership. Here you can browse our existing selection of 2018 Toyota models–including the 2018 Toyota Corolla–or test drive something from our selection of certified pre-owned models. But you can’t do it from your couch, so visit Toyota of Newnan at 2 Herring Rd., in Newnan, GA.