2020 Toyota Corolla Release Date Canada – We Just finished driving the new Toyota RAV4 2019 through the hills of Carmel Valley in California, in the coming days, and we have come to a winery for a later trip. Cocktail reception. At the other end of the room, there is a huge banner that extols the virtues of a new Corolla. My Media buddies and I shared a laugh. Oh, Toyota, how could they have put the wrong sign? They are Not planning… Surprise us with something, surely. Not Toyota, a company that is based on being one of the most conservative car manufacturers on the planet.
2020 Toyota Corolla
Indeed, a few minutes later we headed to the other side of the banner, and two cars are waiting there under the silks protection. Yes, it is the global revelation of the Corolla Sedan 2020, not in a car showroom in Detroit or Tokyo, but in a cellar, surrounded by barrels rather than barriers, and that traps everyone completely unconscious. And None of the cars is beige.
The Corolla Sedan 2020 moves to the Toyota New Global Architecture platform. This results in a series of changes, including a 60 percent increase in torsional stiffness, a new powertrain and some updated dimensions. The wheelbase of the new Corolla has not changed, but will have a wider front and rear (11 and 22 mm respectively), a front overhang 33 mm shorter, a rear overhang 15 mm longer, a height reduction of 20 mm (which also happens to be cor It responds with how much lower the center of gravity is and a lower hood of 35 mm.
The suspension updates are particularly interesting. The rear torsion beams are being replaced by a multi-link independent suspension, and the revised MacPherson strut configuration at the front is set for smoother upward shifting through a beam Coaxially mounted. Toyota says these changes have reduced the friction of the front and rear suspension by 40 percent.
New Premium Grades
New first-level XLE and XSE ratings have been added (unlike the current XSE, which is more of a package), and following what is becoming a Toyota trend, the standard and sporting ratings will have a distinctive style on the part Front to set Them apart from each other.
Standard L grades are similar in design to the current model, but push the nose into a more aggressive position, streamlining the outside of the grille and reducing the prominence of the side air inlets. In The sporting qualities S, the Toyota logo moves upward on the bonnet to give way to an elegant line of black keys on a black grille and thin fog lights, and the XSE comes with double-tip exhaust, while the SE and XSE have available e 18-inch Wheels (unlike the standard 16 inches). All models come with LED headlamps, and both higher grades have an updated design that Toyota calls Triple J, which is self-explanatory when viewing it.
The new Corolla 2020 sedan premiered in Canada at this year’s Montreal Auto Show. Also debuted in Canada was the Corolla Hybrid 2020 and the Supra 2020 of 2020. The Corolla is built on the flexible platform of the New Global Architecture of Toyota with S 2.0 liters in line of four cylinders that drive the front wheels.
In Montreal, Toyota said there would be several equipment models, including SE and XSE, and WILL include the Entune 3.0 audio screen with Apple display and the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 driver safety and support package. Toyota hopes that the Corolla Hybrid has a combined fuel rating of less than 5.0 L/100 km and joins the expanding fleet of Toyota hybrids, including the Prius AWD and the Canadian-made RAV4 Hybrid.
The company says its goal is to sell more than 5.5 million of electrified vehicles for 2030, of which one million would be all electricity. After His global revelation days earlier at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Toyota brought the Super 2020 Sport coupe with two seats to Montreal. SUPRA returns after 16 years with a turbocharged engine of six cylinders in line of 3.0 litres in the front, coupled to an eight-speed transmission and rear traction.
There’S A certain nobility in accepting your place in the food chain and making sure you’re the best you can be in that stratum. This is the position of the Toyota Corolla 2020. This is the twelfth generation of Corolla, the entry-level sedan, economical but scruffy, of a brand that transits in reliability. Enough people prefer such a predictable transportation from a to B that Corolla is the most sold car in the world.
But the change has been due. The last major redesign of the Corolla went out into the street in the fall of 2013. Almost all the other compact cars were delivered in the interim, each with impressive qualifications to be the first new car of a new driver.
In the past, the reputation allowed the Corolla to come out with a soft, dynamic style of limping. It Was brighter than buying, had a strong price-value equation and durability, so several generations of Toyota families have advised their children to make Corolla their first purchase. Since its launch in 1966, Toyota has sold 46 million copies. And The internal data shows that 65 percent delivered that first Corolla for another Toyota. In other words, it is a key vehicle for the franchise in terms of owner loyalty.
Toyota still believes that the Corolla is the perfect car for the first driver and the first buyer. Fortunately, he’s not resting on his laurels. For This new generation, which started with the 2019 hatchback and continues with the 2020 sedan, Toyota has substantially improved its game.
It Starts moving towards the solid TNGA platform of Toyota, which will soon support all its cars and crosses. Highlights of the movement: lower center of gravity, 60 percent more stiffness of the body and the addition of a multi-link rear suspension (replacing the old torsion beam) and active curve Assist to combat understeer. The dynamics may not topple the new Mazda3 or the Honda Civic, but the move puts the Toyota back into the fun-to-drive conversation.
And with a full menu of standard security features and a starting price of $20.430 USD, the new Corolla has a high score on some key MotorTrend criteria.
It Seems that it might be time to rearrange the compact sedan Big Test that we made in 2016 when the Corolla, the oldest entry in the field, even then, was ranked sixth in the seven-car field. The landscape has changed since then: The Civic has recovered part of its mojo, and the Mazda3 is launching with AWD and a much higher price while dropping its multilink rear suspension for a less expensive torsion bar. A new Jetta Is approaching, but the style is less than inspiring. Hyundai and Kia have added style and performance details. Meanwhile, Ford had left the Focus for North America and GM was suspending the Chevy Cruze.
Detroit executives who voted to get away from the cars because the SUV’s are very attractive, “We stay optimistic with the sedans and the small cars ,” said Ed Laukes, vice president of marketing, Toyota Division. After all, the Americans bought 1.8 million of compact cars last year, and Toyota is happy to take a larger portion of that cake.
Toyota does not apologize for the basic nature of this car. He’s Not trying to be premium or powerful. While maintaining its core values of safe and affordable transportation, the new model is a little more sporty and more stylish.
To that end, the sedan kept the same wheelbase, but the overall length is a little shorter, the track is wider and the roof is lower.
There Are Several flavors of Corolla, but it is safe to consider them vanilla, vanilla bean and French vanilla.
The base ornaments L, LE and XLE are definitively geared to the first buyer who is not intimidated by manually adjustable seats and 15-inch rims (the 16 are standard on the XLE). Shoppers can opt to upgrade to 16-inch alloy rims and add a moonroof and LED triple J headlamps. At least the Econobox hand brake from the 70 disappears.
However, the base engine is almost as vintage. Corolla is the only remaining Toyota to be offered in North America with the four-cylinder and 1.8-liter engine that goes back to its introduction at 1998 for the eighth-generation Corolla. The engine has been updated with more power and a new generation of variable valve distribution. For 2020, the impact of 7 HP reaches 139, while retaining 126 lb-ft of torque, and is still coupled to a CVT. Does Not stop/start, but settings L and YOU get 30/38/33 mpg (7.8/6.2/7.1 L/100 km). XLE, with additional weight and content, obtains 29/37/32 mpg (8.1/6.4/7.3 L/100 km).
The second flavor is sportier, in The form of SE and XSE with a lip spoiler, rear spoiler, chromed double-end exhaust, 18-inch alloy rims, sports seats and a supposedly sporty suspension. Under the hood there is a new 2.0 liters that generates 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. (This engine is also located in the Lexus UX crossover). It Is paired with a different CVT with a first physical gait. The shifters Make it even more conducive to sportsmanship. The mileage is certified to 31/40/34 (7.6/5.9/6.9 L/100 km) for SE with a CVT, and the XSE is 31/38/34 (7.8/6.2/7.1 L/100 km).
Or opt for the SE with a six-speed manual transmission with speed adjustment to smooth shifts and prevent newbies from stoping. The change releases are long but soft and easy. No beginner should be deceived here. The mileage IS with the manual is certified to 29/36/32 mpg (8.1/6.57.3 L/100 km).
Putting A manual in the hatch was an easy decision; We Applauded Toyota for offering it also in the sedan. Currently, about 3.5 percent of buyers opt for the manual worldwide, says Corolla engineer Yasushi Ueda, and believes it will increase to 5 percent with the new car. However, in the U.S. The catch rate is closer to 1 percent. Who thought Toyota would be leading the battle cry of “Save the manuals!”?
The Third flavor is the first Corolla hybrid, available in an affordable finish. It Uses the 1.8-liter Atkinson I-4 cycle, two electric motors, nickel-metal hydride batteries under the rear seat and an e-CVT for 121 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. The package is certified to 53/52/52 mpg (4.4/4.5/4.5 L/100 km). Although Toyota chose the highest settings for its RAV4 hybrid, for the Corolla, the automaker opted for adjusting IT because IT represents the highest volume: IT accounts for about 65 percent of Corolla’s total sales. We Are told that in the future we could add a second version of hybrid.
LE Hybrid has unique 15-inch rims and a special distinctive. The decision to use old-school nickel-metal hydride batteries instead of lithium ions keeps costs low, preserves other models ‘ ions and provides a proven and true battery with less complexity for the high volume global Corolla. , which Is sold in at least 150 countries. The expectation is that the hybrids will represent up to 10 percent of Corolla’s total sales. There are No plans for a hybrid plug-in or pure EV Corolla for North America.
For Toyota’s credit, the hybrid is handled very much like the regular sedan. The engineers did a good job of preventing the hybrid brakes from being seized, and the transition from the electric power to the petrol engine is perfect and undetectable.
In General, this is by far the best-handling Corolla in recent memory. On the roads around Savannah, Georgia, the new sedan exhibited substantially more life than its predecessor in almost every measure. It Also differs from the new hatch as it is longer and designed for a more comfortable trip. The additional length and wider track combine to contribute to a sense of stability that first drivers can appreciate. It Is designed to be more comfortable for the passengers at the rear (which are less crowded when it comes to the rear seats of the compact sedan).
We Wish there were more winding roads near Savannah to properly assess the new Corolla suspension. Where we found rough pavement, the suspension did not hesitate to gobble up the lumps and keep the smooth running. But We need some cannon roads for a true verdict of whether changing a torsion beam will prove to be a true conventional wisdom of the superiority of multiple-link design. (Oddly, Mazda went the other way with his new Mazda3.)
With all the engines, the power is adequate but not inspiring, and the engines become a little painful under load. Loyal to Corolla’s place in the Toyota Universe, engineers confirm that there are no plans for North America to obtain a turbo version, although it offers a turbo of 1.2 liters in other parts of the world. Engineer Ueda believes that the 2.0-liter natural aspiration engine is best suited to American driving, with more linear power delivery and a torsion strip for road driving. The 1.2 liters in Europe has an exaggerated low torque to drive in the city and would run out of air on the U.S. highways, He Says. Toyota does not offer turbos in the U.S., The notable exception is the SUPRA with its double turbos. However, there will be a variant of Corolla TRD at some point, we are told.
Besides, there are no plans for total traction. That’s expensive, and Corolla is not a premium vehicle. The same premise was applied to C-HR, which was originally a price-sensitive Scion. For AWD, shoppers can go to RAV4 or the Prius e-AWD, says Ueda.
Impressive is that Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard at all levels of equipment, offering a large number of functions to detect and prevent a collision by braking, accelerating or moving away from a car, person, bike or other approaching object. There is a dynamic cruise control with the CVT, and the car will let you know if you are crossing the rail line; If There is no line, the system detects the edge of the road. We Found that the management assistance is extremely smooth. Blind spot monitoring is standard on the top trims, optional in SE CVT and LE. Boot support on slopes is standard. Options for XSE and XLE top finishes include adaptive front lighting that rotates and provides a wider lighting area.
Inside, the Corolla offers a wide variety of materials and fabrics. Not great for RAV4, but at least loses some of its econobox atmosphere. My favorite: Black synthetic leather seats with fabric inserts and a blue stitch pattern on the XSE. And can be heated. The materials keep their grain quality and shine in the back seat, but they are spare there; No ventilation, no exits. At least the rear seats have cup holders; They are Also easily and completely flat. The trunk is spacious for a small car.
In Terms of connectivity, there is Apple Play but not Android Auto. Toyota has reached an agreement with Google and will present Android Auto on some models of 2020, but not yet in the Corolla. Amazon Alexa comes aboard; There Is Wi-Fi and wireless charge available. Phone applications provide NAV. The Base’s information and entertainment screen is 7.0 inches; Step away from the L edge, and you will get the 8.0 inch floating screen. It has integrated well enough so that it doesn’t look like it was stuck in place, and is surrounded by a shiny black edge. There Are parts of brightness to prevent the cockpit from looking too dark.
Sedans must account for 90 percent of Corolla sales. The Hatch, which was launched last June, is becoming popular with young male shoppers and should account for the rest. We Won’t get a version of the wagon. Corolla also resonates with non-white buyers, who represent approximately 57 percent of the sales. And that demographic will only grow in the midst of predictions that more than half of the U.S. population won’t be white by 2040.
The 2020 sedan is starting to get to the dealerships now. The price starts at $20.430 USD (including the destination of $930 USD), which is $815 USD more than the outgoing model. The LE, which is the volume cutout, starts at $20.880 USD, an increase of $1.300 USD compared to the latest generation. The Upper XLE is $24.880 USD. The Hybrid can be considered an agreement, from $23.880 USD. On The sporting side: SE CVT starts at $22.880 USD (adding manual Add $700 USD), while the XSE is $26.380 USD.
The car is built on 15 floors around the world. Initial inventories for North America will come from Japan, but the plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, will begin manufacturing the model 2020 in March to increase supply. When The new Toyota plant is opened in Huntsville, Alabama, in 2021, all Corolla sedans will be obtained in the United States, with the exception of hybrids, which are assembled in Takaoka, Japan.
The Comolas have continued to be popular over the years, even when they did not deserve such recognition. This New generation gives on the nail in the head for new drivers and buyers. Security is standard. He Has the right power but not enough to get in trouble. There Are decent amenities, but the manual seats and other winks to cost efficiency. It Can be the best Corolla in Toyota. Now that it is a legitimate competitor, we hope to see how it is placed against the rest of the package.