New Corolla Sedan has it all

Now in its 12th-generation, the new Corolla combines Toyota’s exciting new design direction, with the tried-and-tested virtues of the brand.

27 March 2020 | Motors

The world’s best-selling automotive nameplate, is quite some accolade and no mean feat either. Toyota’s ubiquitous compact city car – first launched in 1966 – has captured the global automotive market and gone on to become a household name the world over.

Now in its 12th-generation, the new Corolla combines Toyota’s exciting new design direction, with the tried-and-tested virtues of the Corolla brand. The adoption of the TNGA (GA-C) platform provides an innovative base on which to build the latest iteration of the company’s compact sedan.

The new Corolla sedan features a highly expressive design, adopting the same front-end treatment as the Corolla Hatch (with minor variation) and featuring a prominent lower apron, sculpted headlights and flowing three-box design.

The front bumper employs a large trapezoidal lower grille, with black-moulded border and large mesh pattern. The arrow-shaped LED headlamps, with integrated DRL elements, flow towards the centrally-mounted Toyota emblem, surrounded by a slim-line upper grille element – enhancing visual aggressiveness.

‘Dynamic exterior’

According to Ueda-san, Corolla chief engineer: “One of the big merits of the new platform is that it allows designers more freedom to create a dynamic exterior.”

He adds that all variants in the Corolla family are now visually distinctive and feature an individual look with a lower stance and more appealing proportions. “We’ve also ensured better all-around visibility for the driver by implementing thinner A-pillars and a lowered dashboard and bonnet,” said Ueda-san.

The short roofline and sloping C-pillar convey a sense of motion, while the short rear overhang adds to the dynamic presence. The compact LED taillights feature a bi-colour design, sharp outer edging and dark border - which extends to the centre of the boot lid, linking the left and right sides.

A black trapezoidal rear-bumper insert and outwardly-mounted vertical reflectors add to its powerful stance. The rear bumper also features integrated aero-stabilising fins, to smooth airflow from the wheel arches.

Dimensionally the new Corolla is 20mm lower, with the bonnet edge sitting 35mm lower and the front overhang registering 25mm shorter. In order to promote a powerful stance, front and rear tread have been increased by 11 and 22mm respectively.

Captivating colours

Eight exterior colours are on offer, six of them being new. Celestite Grey, Crimson Red, Moonlight Ocean, Scarlet and Dark Blue metallic offer buyers an expressive choice. Pearl White, Glacier White and Satin Silver remain the neutral tones on offer.

The new Corolla sedan adopts the same interior design as its hatch sibling, featuring an elegantly simple design, reduced upper-panel height, soft-touch finishes and brushed metal accent strips. In sedan execution, blue contrast stitching adds an air of sportiness and harmonises with blue illumination for the switchgear and instrument panel.

A revised front seat design with elegant ribbed pattern and bucket-like profile lends a premium feel to the cabin. A new-age synthesized fabric called RezatecTM is used, offering the comfort of fabric with the premium feel of leather. The high-grade (XR) model offers a choice of sporty blue or classic grey accent trim colours. - MotorPress

Similar News

 

New Corolla Sedan has it all

4 days ago - 27 March 2020 | Motors

The world’s best-selling automotive nameplate, is quite some accolade and no mean feat either. Toyota’s ubiquitous compact city car – first launched in 1966 –...

Land Rover, world champ celebrate jubilee

5 days ago - 26 March 2020 | Motors

Land Rover has celebrated the Range Rover golden jubilee by creating a giant piece of sub-zero art at its cold weather test facility in Arjeplog,...

Urban SUV style to entry-level market

6 days ago - 25 March 2020 | Motors

As every connoisseur will tell you, the best way to experience quality coffee is to remove all but the very essence and to concentrate the...

Boost to Kia Sportage range

1 week ago - 19 March 2020 | Motors

As part of its continuous product development, and aligned to consumer feedback, Kia Motors South Africa has introduced an infotainment upgrade to its Sportage range....

Return of an Alfa Romeo legend

1 week ago - 18 March 2020 | Motors

On June 24, Alfa Romeo will reach an important milestone in its remarkable history: 110 years in business. During that century-plus span, Alfa Romeo engineers...

Most awarded at the Top 12 Best Buys

2 weeks ago - 17 March 2020 | Motors

Volkswagen won three awards at the Car Magazine Top 12 Best Buys Awards which were presented at a gala dinner in Johannesburg.The distinguished annual Top...

Hyundai Atos is prime budget deal

2 weeks ago - 16 March 2020 | Motors

The Hyundai Atos has emerged as winner in the Budget Car category in CAR Magazine's Top 12 Best Buys 2020 awards.CAR Magazine’s annual Top 12...

New Land Rover Discovery Sport

2 weeks ago - 13 March 2020 | Motors

Land Rover’s ‘go anywhere’ premium compact SUV, the Discovery Sport, has been enhanced with latest technologies, new levels of interior quality and increased space for...

A ‘style secret’ for global success

2 weeks ago - 12 March 2020 | Motors

There are two new stars in Fiat town. The iconic Fiat 500 continues to rack up successes and now the stylish car has two new...

Mahindra starts assembling vehicles in Kenya

2 weeks ago - 11 March 2020 | Motors

Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has started assembling two of its small commercial trucks in Kenya, it said on Monday, becoming the latest global carmaker...

Latest News

Andreas reveals coronavirus fears

7 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE WINDHOEKAs the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and its consequences continue to take the world by storm, celebrities have spoken about their own experiences, be...

Budget delayed 'until further notice'

8 hours ago | Economics

New finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi has announced that the tabling of the 2020/21 budget will be “delayed until further notice”.Shiimi issued a statement saying the...

Skorpion, MUN at loggerheads

18 hours ago | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) yesterday called for the urgent intervention of president Hage Geingob after Skorpion Zinc Mine and Refinery...

Coronavirus: Aochamub could be discharged...

18 hours ago | Disasters

TOIVO NDJEBELAWINDHOEKNamibian ambassador to France Albertus Aochamub says he has made a good recovery from coronavirus and may be discharged from hospital this week, having...

Budget faces downward revision

18 hours ago | Economics

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKHeavy knock expected on· VAT· Company tax· PAYE· ...

‘Conflicted’ Muinjangue removed from genocide...

18 hours ago | Cultural

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA) has recalled Ester Muinjangue as the chairperson of the Ovaherero Genocide Foundation (OGF), following her appointment as deputy health...

Booze sellers in trouble for...

18 hours ago | Business

ILENI NANDJATOPolice in the north have arrested five people who refused to close their informal busi­nesses. One of them is a teacher who owns a...

Church bell stolen

18 hours ago | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThieves paid little attention to the teachings of the Bible when they stole a church bell valued at N$100 000 this past weekend....

Needed: Stimulus packages

18 hours ago | Opinion

Many countries hit by the coronavirus scourge have hammered out ways in which to keep their economies afloat, especially after the stay-home directive is over...

Load More