2019 Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling cars ever made, and it has been around for decades already. The car features plenty of gear for the price, it is comfortable, and it looks great. Unfortunately, the Corolla was never known to be all that good to drive. This might change, though. It seems that the upcoming 2019 Toyota Corolla might have what it takes to challenge the competition when it comes to driving characteristics. The ongoing model has been around for four years, but it could do with an upgrade. In fact, the car would be the perfect candidate for Toyota’s new TNGA architecture which underpins the latest Prius.
This would be a major step-up over their older MC chassis. The new platform would be stiffer, lighter and also more modular. All of that would allow Toyota to create one of the better cars in its class. The 2019 Toyota Corolla keeps us humble. Not only when we’re driving one that would keep anyone’s ego in check but when we think about the lowly Corolla being not just the best-selling compact car in America, but the best-selling automotive nameplate of all time. Toyota sold almost 1000 of the things every day in 2015 in the United States alone weekends and holidays included.
If you think that this is the best design of Corolla, we share your opinion. Engineers decided to enlarge the space inside and now there is more room for every passenger. 2019 Toyota Corolla is able to accommodate five people and nobody will now complain about the narrow space. Not even those at the back. It looks luxurious on the outside as well as on the inside. Seats are optional. Thus you can choose between cloth or premium leather seats. Seat color palette is hugely comparing to the current model. Generally, the upcoming model will get a sportier look than all its predecessors, but it will still be a member of the eleventh generation.
Unlike what they did with the current model which is available in three different versions, the upcoming 2019 Toyota Corolla will be a true worldwide car. On top of that, it should now use Toyota’s new modular platform which first debuted on the new Prius. This will not necessarily mean that the car will become lighter. Instead, the chassis will be more rigid, and the NVH levels should be improved considerably. Also, across the range, the car will receive a new suspension system. This will make use of slightly stiffer shocks and springs that in cooperation with the new chassis should offer a much nicer driving experience. The actual comfort will not also decrease thanks to the higher rigidity of the frame.
Like with most other cars these days, the new 2019 Toyota Corolla might get slightly bigger than before. However, this doesn’t mean it will become dull and too large for being good. Instead, 2019 Toyota Corolla might add a few inches to its wheelbase, and they could make it slightly longer and wider. The result would be a better looking car, thanks to better proportions; that would be much more comfortable to sit in, thanks to the extra space. Not much has been said about the design up to this point, but we do have some inside information which suggests that the car might borrow some cues from the new Prius. This remains to be seen if it will happen but considering their latest models it is not out of the question.
The current car comes with different engines depending on the market. For example, the US model gets a 1.8 liter naturally aspirated mill with 132 or 140 horsepower. This is enough for most people, but the engine is certainly one of the least fun to drive in its class. It is a well-known fact that Toyota is looking to bring turbocharged engines in this class and the 2019 Toyota Corolla might be one of their first cars to get these new engines. In Europe, they already have a 1.2-liter turbo four with up to around 120 horsepower. This is both smooth and quite efficient, and it would be a great alternative to the 1.8-liter mill.
Considering their latest alliance with BMW, it might not be that far-fetched to see a Corolla sporting BMW’s 1.5-liter turbo-three which is known to make more than 180 horsepower in some versions. This would easily give it enough oomph. On top of that, the new chassis, and the revised running gear should transform the Corolla in one of the most fun-to-drive cars at this price point. The current car comes with different engines depending on the market. For example, the US model gets a 1.8 liter naturally aspirated mill with 132 or 140 horsepower. This is enough for most people, but the engine is certainly one of the least fun to drive in its class. It is a well-known fact that Toyota is looking to bring turbocharged engines in this class and the 2019 Toyota Corolla might be one of their first cars to get these new engines.
If they decide to reduce the development cycle from the current 6 to 7 years all the way down to 5 or 6, then it is safe to assume the 2019 Toyota Corolla might be the all new model. Unlike most other manufacturers, Toyota is likely going to keep the proportions and the size of the car. This would allow people to recognize the new Corolla as a Corolla instantly. The same treatment has been applied to the larger Camry, and so far it has been quite successful. On top of the new platform, they might add better engines, a more thrilling interior and possibly a better running gear. If the price manages to stay right around $20,000, then Toyota is certainly going to have a winner.