2019 Corolla Hatchback is on the way to make its official debut at next week’s 2018 New York auto show. We just saw a North American version of the Euro-spec Auris at the 2018 Geneva auto show this month and now Toyota is introducing new Corolla Hatchback.
Replacing the Corolla iM, the 2019 Corolla Hatchback is built on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and the lower, wider, and longer than the previous version.
The Corolla Hatchback will have an 8-inch touchscreen running Toyota’s Entune Audio in-car infotainment system. Toyota says the car comes with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, built-in CarPlay integration, and optional Qi wireless charging.
Toyota isn’t saying anything about the output, but it will surpass the current Corolla’s 132-horsepower 1.8-liter.
The sharp looking exterior includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay compatibility but eliminates Android Auto. The unspecified amount of power will be supported to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual (weight is down by 15 pounds / 7 kilograms to 88 lbs / 40 kg) or a new continuously variable transmission (CVT). Further power-related specs will be revealed at a later date.
The 2019 Corolla Hatchback is coming to the U.S. equipped with the second generation of the Toyota Safety Sense technology standard. It offers a variety of systems including drivers pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beam, lane departure alerts with steering assist, brake assist, as well as a new feature called lane tracing assist, and a six-speaker sound system.
Toyota has not yet revealed the pricing details of the Corolla Hatchback but the car is expected to go on sale this summer.