With never-ending “war” for market share amongst car companies, there is a struggle and rush to deliver the best vehicles possible. They are pushing their engineers hard to achieve every goal company puts in front of them. And that is happening with even the already best-selling vehicles out there. Photographers took spy photos of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch. Although it is one of the most popular passenger cars with 363.332 of them sold in 2015 in the US alone, it also must be updated to keep pace with other innovative models. Toyota wants to attack head on models such as Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30. So what can be seen from the spy photos and what do we know?
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch – Design
Even with camo wrapping, updated exterior is visible. But it isn’t revolutionary as you would expect. It remains to be somewhat dull looking with a little aggressive look. It is almost that Toyota doesn’t want to play too much with exterior looks since it already has very wide acceptance. But the thing is that 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch will be much sportier and with better handling. The reason lies in the fact that new model will receive all-new (TNGA) Toyota New Generation Structure. It is larger and stronger, but a lighter platform. But will that alone be enough to take on its rivals?
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch – Interior
Probably not, and therefore updated interior is also expected with more premium materials inside. We must say expected because there is no available information at this point. But if you take into consideration the bigger dimensions of the vehicle we can rightly say there will be more space inside. That is even the case with the rear seat leg room, so comfort will surely be on the next level. We won’t at this time go further when it comes to interior.
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch – Same Engine
A new platform that we mentioned earlier is possibly the only thing that will make 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch sportier. And that is why no brand-new engines will be prepared for it. So the word is about 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine with 137 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. That’s not much power but it also has very favorable MPG value. It’s 28 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway. It will remain FWD, and six-speed manual or CVT will also stay.
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch – Price
So until more info or its debut we can’t say much, but with all took into consideration, the price won’t go much higher. Even with the new platform, it will remain below $20.000 mark for the base option.