Toyota Corolla hatchback all set to be released

Toyota announced plans to launch an all-new Hatchback version of Toyota Corolla. Toyota's widely known Corolla model has a huge demand across the world. New Corolla is able to hit 100km/h comfortably in less than five seconds and top out at around 260km/h.

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota’s widely known Corolla model has a huge demand in countries across the world – including the Asian and European markets. Until now, the automakers designed flagship model was a sedan. However, recently Toyota announced plans to launch an all-new Hatchback version of Toyota Corolla.

Toyota has confirmed that new smaller SUV and larger hot hatch variants of Corolla are on the way.

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Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Models

There will be four different models from which the customers can choose, as per their requirements:

  • GR Corolla and
  • C-HR
  • GR-S
  • C-HR GR Sport

The first model GR Corolla is for regular customers. C-HR, GR-S and C-HR GR are the sport variants of the all-new Toyota Corolla hatchback.

Toyota GR Corolla Hatchback: Specifications

Toyota GR Corolla hatchback is expected to be powered by the same all-new turbocharged 1.6-litre three-cylinder that was specifically created for the upcoming GR Yaris by the carmaker’s in-house performance division, Gazoo Racing.

Corolla hatchback is expected to produce even more power and torque than the 190kW/360Nm offered by GR Yaris. With such state of the art specifications, this vehicle is well-positioned to compete with cars like Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai i30 N, or even the next VW Golf R.

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Its engine will be able to pump 257 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque from just three cylinders displacing 1.6 litres.

The all-new hatchback corolla will feature all-wheel drive and a traditional six-speed manual transmission combined with a multi-link suspension and adaptive suspension. The all-wheel drive also means a better performance while travelling on hilly roads.

Hatchback corolla is expected to have stiffer suspension tune, bigger brakes, and larger wheels — all this makes it a very stable car, with a better road grip.

With aggressive GR Yaris-style weight-saving measures that could include a carbon-fibre roof and use of lightweight composites, the GR Corolla should hit 100km/h comfortably in less than five seconds and top out at around 260km/h.

Launch date & Price 

The GR Corolla is expected to be officially released in 2022. It will have a starting price around $30,000 that is around 24,000 British Pounds and 4,999,500 PKR. Note that this price is without local duties and taxes, the actual delivery price will be much more than this.

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It’s believed that Toyota deliberately delayed the release of GR Corolla to create space for GR Yaris’ sales. Automobile enthusiasts are desperately waiting for this vehicle to hit the roads.

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