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2019 Toyota Corolla: New York Auto Show

author photo by Russ Heaps March 2018

What Is It?

Toyota comes out swinging, unveiling its new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback at the New York Auto Show. Reimagined inside and out, this replacement for the current Corolla iM will roll into showrooms this year, followed by a 4-door sedan sometime later. Available in XE and XSE grades, it will utilize Toyota's flexible, modular TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform also found in a number of the brand's new or redesigned models like Camry, Prius and C-HR, as well as the upcoming Avalon.

Longer, wider and lower than the current Corolla, it sits atop a longer wheelbase with a wider track (distance between the wheels on the same axle). Lowering the hood two inches improves forward visibility. Wheels will range from 16 in to 18 in. LED head lamps and taillights will be standard on both trims.

So far, Toyota has been mum about the output of the new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine powering the Corolla, but we do know it is smaller and lighter than the outgoing 1.8-liter engine. Toyota promises it will also be more powerful and fuel efficient. It will hustle output to the front wheels via either a 6-speed manual with rev matching or an all-new CVT with what Toyota calls Dynamic Shift. It boasts 10 simulated shift points and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Every Corolla will come with the second generation of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), including a precollision system with pedestrian detection (which features precollision warning and automatic emergency braking), adaptive cruise control with stop and start, lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist, automatic high beams and lane tracing that recognizes lane markings and keeps the vehicle within those markings in specific driving situations. Infotainment includes an Entune connected system and 8-in touchscreen.

How Much?

No pricing yet.

When Can I Get It?

Summer of 2018.

Add It to Your Shopping List Because....

There are reasons the Corolla is the best-selling car in history: It's reliable, fuel efficient and affordable. With the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, you can add bold styling, technologically advanced and fun to drive to the list. A lower center of gravity and well-tuned suspension should make it the best-handling Corolla ever. TSS 2.0 makes it the most technologically advanced Corolla yet.

Other Cars to Consider

Mazda3 Hatchback -- Sporty handling, solid fuel economy, hot styling and high-end interior.

Honda Civic Hatchback Roomy cabin, robust turbocharged engine, terrific fuel economy and quiet performance.

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback – Available diesel engine, pliant ride, upmarket cabin and available Wi-Fi hotspot.

Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback – Peppy turbo engine, great warranty, standard 8-in touchscreen and value packed.

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