Remember the sexy-looking 2019 Corolla Hatchback that made the rounds on the internet earlier this year? It seems like the global market’s off to getting its sedan brother real soon. Toyota announced that the sedan versions of the Corolla will be unveiled at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition on November 16.
Known by the Chinese market as the ‘Corolla’ and ‘Levin’ the new sedan models will both embody close exterior styling as with the hatchback brother. Most likely, we’d get the fang-shaped headlights and large trapezoidal grille. The only thing that we can expect to change is the body, where the sedan version will get added trunk space. In addition, the sedan models will share the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform as with the hatchback.
Alongside the upcoming Corolla Sedan models, the Toyota booth at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition will include live displays on electrification technology, such as hybrid powertrains. There will also be a display relating to “Intelligence” and “information” technologies and services, considered as key fields in the Chinese market.
As you may recall, it was in March this year when the 2019 Corolla hatch (images above) debuted at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. It has received positive feedbacks from both motoring journalists and car buyers due to the bold and sharp exterior design. It hides in a 2.0-liter engine capable of 168 hp under the hood, which is then paired to either a six-speed manual or dynamic-shift continuous variable transmission (CVT).
At this point, we could safely say that one of the two sedan models that will be introduced will carry in the same 2.0-liter engine found under the hood of the hatch. But we would have to wait until Toyota releases further information days prior its debut.
As for the Philippines, well, we’re not sure if we’re getting the all-new Corolla in 2019 or later, but who knows. Maybe soon. And while you wait, you may check out these ads showing the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.