Toyota has released the first images and details of the Corolla Touring Sports ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut. The new Toyota Corolla Touring Sports, is essentially the estate version of the 12th generation Corolla Hatchback introduced earlier this year.
Styling-wise, the Corolla estate looks almost identical to the hatchback from the front. It is only from the side that the enhanced boot space becomes apparent, accompanied by a sweeping roofline, flared wheel arches and muscular rear shoulders. The rear features taillights that don’t look that much different in shape from the hatch, along with a windscreen that isn’t too steeply raked.
Although there are similarities, Toyota claims the model isn’t just a variation of the hatchback. In fact, the Corolla Touring Sports has a wheelbase of 2700 mm, which is 60 mm longer than the hatch. Toyota claims this increased wheelbase delivers a best-in-class rear leg room, and an enhanced front-to-rear seat couple distance of 928 mm.
The interior gets familiar cues from the hatchback, including the layout of the dashboard. A large, free-standing touchscreen infotainment unit dominates the center just above the car’s climate controls. A prominent chrome strip is seen exiting both sides of the display, meeting with the rectangular instrument binnacle on the driver’s side. Other highlights include a 3D driver’s meter, premium heads-up display, JBL GreenEdge premium sound system and wireless mobile phone charging.
The Touring Sports utilizes the same petrol-only range as the hatchback, with a 114bhp 1.2-liter turbocharged engine. Two petrol-electric hybrid options are available too, featuring a 121bhp 1.8-liter unit that’s taken from the CH-R and Prius, plus a new range topping 2.0-liter version with 178bhp.
Pricing for the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports has yet to be revealed, although it’s expected to be released following the car’s Paris Motor Show debut.
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