2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Will Debut This Week
Will it be as hot as the hatchback?by Ciprian Florea, on
The sedan version of the new Toyota Corolla will officially debut this Thursday, November 15, according to a tweet from the Japanese automaker’s American account. Unveiled in hatchback form at the 2018 New York Auto Show, the four-door Corolla will make its first public appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 30.
Having already seen the hatchback, the sedan’s design isn’t much of a mystery. However, a shadowy teaser release by Toyota shows a revised front bumper. While it retains the headlamps and grille layout of the hatchback, the four-door sports a trapezoidal grille and bigger, square side vents (they seem fake) instead of the five-door model’s triangular housings for the foglamps. The nose is also a bit different, missing the V-shaped element in the narrow grille. The "Toyota" logo is also placed higher, on a body-colored element.
It’s the rear end that will be brand-new, but unfortunately there’s no teaser to run by. Expect the four-door to have a less aggressive design overall, though. The interior should be identical, with the same clean center stack and big screen on top, as well as a modern looking instrument cluster. Rear passengers should have a bit less headroom if Toyota decided to go with a coupe-style roof.
The sedan will share underpinnings with the hatchback, so look for the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder under the hood. The new engine is smaller and lighter than the outgoing 1.8-liter unit and also generates more oomph at 168 horsepower.
Following its U.S. debut, the Corolla sedan will be unveiled in China, where it will spawn a Levin version.
— Toyota USA (@Toyota) November 12, 2018
Read our full review of the Toyota Corolla hatchback.