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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. This improves transmission efficiency and responsiveness in lower gear ratios. For drivers who prefer a manual gearbox, there’s an all-new six speed intelligent manual transmission with downshift rev-matching control to ensure smoother gear shifting.
TNGA also improves the Corolla Hatchback’s dynamic performance. The body is a remarkable 60 percent more rigid than Toyota’s previous compact hatch offering. This maximizes handling and helps reduce noise and vibration. Meantime, suspensions have been carefully tuned to optimize ride comfort and stability, while the many design choices that have lowered the centre of gravity ensure the vehicle stays firmly planted on the road.
Of course, the Corolla Hatchback wouldn’t be a Toyota without delivering impressive safety performance: Toyota is committed to making the road safer for all users and to lead the industry with innovative safety technology that’s available to all. To that end, the Corolla Hatchback is the first Toyota to be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. This updated safety package adds new active-safety technologies and capabilities that enhance protection such as a Pre-Collision System that can detect a pedestrian under low light conditions or a bicyclist during daytime, a Lane Departure Alert able to detect the road’s edge and a new Lane Trace Assist (LTA) system that reduces driver burden and supports safe driving, especially in traffic congestion or long highway trips, when Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is engaged. This is a significant update to the bundle of active safety technologies Toyota introduced to Canadians in 2016, and which is now included as standard equipment on 95 percent of all new Toyota vehicles sold in the country. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 joins the Star Safety System, a standard backup camera, seven air bags, electronic parking brake, and other technologies to help drivers avoid accidents or minimize their consequences.
To express its upscale, sophisticated character, every 2019 Corolla Hatchback comes standard equipped with an impressive package of amenities. Easy-to-use technologies include Apple CarPlay and the Entune 3.0 Audio multimedia system, featuring the Entune App Suite and navigation provided by Scout GPS Link. These join an 8” Display Audio system with USB audio input and voice recognition, automatic air conditioning, push button start, and more.