The undisputed best-selling car in the world and at the oldest nameplates in the business is getting ready for its twelfth generation. Reportedly Toyota is rapidly testing out the next generation Corolla and test mules on various occasions have been spotted quite a few times already.
Las week, the 2018 Toyota Auris hatchback was officially unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show which will reportedly form the basis of the next generation Corolla sedan. This has served as a source of inspiration for digital artists around the world to exercise their attempts to see into the future of the immensely popular sedan. The rendering proposes what is essentially an Auris sedan and it actually might not be that far off the mark.
The 12th generation Corolla will ride on the new TNGA platform, which underpins all latest mass-market Toyota models. The new platform will bring improved driving dynamics and safety enhancements.
The next generation Corolla will come equipped with an array of engine options including conventional gasoline, turbocharged as well as hybrid powertrains. As the new Auris also features a 1.8-liter motor, generating 122 hp (91KW) & a newly-developed 2.0-liter hybrid system, with 180 hp (134 kW). Reportedly, the 12th gen Corolla might also get BMW engines in certain high-end performance variants as part of the BMW-Toyota technical partnership.
The current 11th generation Corolla is being sold in international markets since 2013 and will complete it 6-year life span by 2019. Thus there are chances that the 12th generation Toyota Corolla could be previewed in metal by 2019.
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