After Thailand and Indonesia, the all new 12th generation Toyota Corolla has now been launched in Malaysia, marking another footprint in the ASEAN market. The Malaysian-spec TNGA based new Corolla is available in one engine and two trims, and 5 exterior color options. The Corolla comes backed with a 5-year/unlimited-mileage warranty.
Related: 2019 JDM Toyota Corolla Launched
Under the hood there is a 2ZR-FE 1.8 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with Dual VVT-i punching out 137 hp of power and 173 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a Shiftmatic CVT with 7 virtual speeds. The powertrain has two drive modes – Sport and Eco.
Measuring 4,640 mm long, 1,780 mm wide and 1,435 mm tall, the new Corolla is 10 mm longer, 5 mm wider and 45 mm lower than the outgoing model, however the 2,700 mm wheelbase remains unchanged.
The base 1.8E variant gets automatic transmission, manual-leveling halogen headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, a reverse camera as well as front and rear parking sensors and fog lamps as standard equipment. Other features include keyless entry and start, a 4.2-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster display, single-zone automatic climate control with rear vents, a 6.8-inch touchscreen head unit with 6 speakers, black fabric upholstery and an 8-way powered driver’s seat.
The flagship 1.8G gets LED projected headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, an Optitron meter with a 7-inch display, dual-zone climate control, black leather upholstery, electronic parking brake with auto hold, paddle shifters, rear side window sunshades, a Qi wireless charger, panoramic view monitor and digital video recorders (front and rear).
In terms of safety, both 1.8E and 1.8G come with 7 airbags (front, side curtain and driver knee), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), ABS with EBD and brake assist, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), tire pressure monitoring system, and IsoFix child seat anchors.
The flagship 1.8G gets a wider safety net with Toyota Safety Sense suite including Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist & Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), (Automatic High Beam (AHB) and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM).
A 3d animation professional with over 20 years of industry experience having served in leading organizations & production facilities of Pakistan, an avid car enthusiast and petrolhead with an affection to deliver writings to help shape opinions. Formerly written for PakWheels as well as major publications including Dawn. Founder of CarSpiritPK.com