Corolla Hatchback is a mix cocktail of emotive lines, creases, and surfaces. It’s lower (by 1.0 in.), wider (by 1.2 in.), and longer (by 1.5 in.) than its predecessor, the Corolla iM. It also has wider front and rear tracks, and a longer wheelbase. Its hood sits 2 inches lower than before, affording passengers excellent forward visibility.
Its new rear style articulates Corolla Hatchback’s overarching emphasis on athletic presence. The relationship between front and rear design is closely aligned given the rear’s more rounded physique that encompasses simple, condensed, yet powerful, three-dimensional landscapes. The rear all-LED taillamps feature a diffusing inner lens designed to highlight the hatchback’s stout stance.
Differentiation between SE and XSE is distinct. Both grades receive LED headlamps and taillights, chrome rear diffuser, and alloy wheels. XSE ups the ante with 18-inch wheels, LED fog lights, chrome front grille surround, and an available innovative Adaptive Front Lighting System.
Corolla Hatchback’s color range includes the new-for-2019 color Rival Blue, as well as Blizzard Pearl, Silver Metallic, Midnight Black, Galactic Aqua Mica, Scarlet, and Oxide Bronze.
An all-new Toyota powertrain is the heart of Corolla Hatchback’s “Fun-To-Drive” identity. Its 2.0-liter Dynamic-Force direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine adopts the latest in Toyota technology and structural efficacies for gains in power, fuel efficiency, and cleaner emissions. Physically, the engine is smaller and lighter than its 1.8-liter four-cylinder predecessor, which helps to lower Corolla Hatchback’s center of gravity and benefits its overall balance. The 168-horsepower, 2.0-liter is also quieter for improved noise, vibration and harshness.
Compiled by Motor Matters