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Toyota launches All-new Corolla 2020 model

Toyota is back with a bang, with its 12th gen model of Corolla. The new model is smarter, faster and much more exquisitely designed. The obligatory sprint time falls to a claimed 8.0 seconds, while top speed climbs to 200 km/h. It comes packed with some top of the line features like adaptive cruise control, seven airbags and much more!

Toyota Corolla, a subcompact car was introduced in 1966 — when its first model was unveiled. Since 1974 Corolla has become the most popular and best-selling vehicles of the Japanese automaker. The all-new Toyota Corolla 2020 which is now in its 12th generation, is being released by the automaker.

Toyota South Africa’s Advertising Manager claims: “Corolla’s target market is moving up in life — ambitious and tenacious, they are aspirational and want their vehicles to reflect their upwardly mobile status.

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Engine and performance

The new Toyota Corolla comes with an upgraded engine capacity of 1.8 litres. This combined with its state of the art athletic styling gives Corolla an edge over its competitors in Honda eg. City and Civic. Sleek body and a powerful engine is enough for you to experience a ride of your lifetime; a dynamic driving experience indeed.

12th gen Toyota Corolla 2020 comes in three models:

  • Corolla 1.8 XS CVT
  • Corolla 2.0 XR
  • Corolla 2.0 XR CVT

Corolla 2020 1.8 XS CVT drives its energy from the naturally aspirated 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine. This model offers 104 kW at 6000 r/min and 171 N.m at 3900 r/min to the front axle via a continuously variable transmission, resulting in a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in a claimed 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 195 km/h. For a mid-range vehicle, such capabilities will come in handy when Toyota tries to dominate the market with its 12th gen model.

Toyota Corolla 2020

Next up is the Corolla 2.0 XR. The extremely powerful 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine generates 125 kW at 6600 r/min and 200 N.m from 4400 to 4800 r/min. It is directed to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. The obligatory sprint time falls to a claimed 8.0 seconds, while top speed climbs to 200 km/h.

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Finally, the Corolla 2020 2.0 XR CVT features the same engine but swaps the manual cog-swapper for a CVT (with paddles), This transmission adds six-tenths to the 0-100 km/h dash and cuts five units from the top speed. But it’s interestingly the most frugal of the three, with claimed combined fuel economy coming in at 6,0 L/100 km.

Toyota Corolla exterior


Just like all the latest vehicles, Toyota Corolla 2020 has a reversing camera installed. Other than this there are LED daytime running lamps to make a style statement with your vehicle. LED headlamps are automatic to provide you with an added level of ease. If we look toward the tyres, Corolla’s basic model is equipped with 16-inch alloys (with a full-size steel spare).

Eight exterior colours are offered, seven of which are metallic.


The XS trim level comes packed with some very advanced features:

  • Cruise control
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Partial leather trim
  • Seven airbags

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Toyota Corolla Interior

If we look at the infotainment system, Toyota Corolla 2020 is equipped with the Toyota Display Audio system. It is fitted brilliantly above the console, and gives the impression of a luxurious vehicle. You have the option of Apple CarPlay as well as the Android Auto functionality.

The XR model which is the advanced variant, offers many more features like:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Bi-LED headlamps (with an auto high-beam function)
  • Heating for the side mirrors
  • 18-inch alloys (with a space-saver spare)
  • Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror
  • Digital speedometer
  • Pre-crash system
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Brake assist and lane-departure alert.

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Price and availability of Toyota Corolla 2020
  • Toyota Corolla 1.8 XS CVT: R37 700/ 19,599 USD/ 31,63,015 PKR/ 15873£
  • Toyota Corolla 2.0 XR: R412 300/ 21,672 USD/ 3,493,673 PKR/ 17559£
  • Toyota Corolla 2.0 XR CVT: R425 200/ 22,350 USD/ 3,606,586 PKR/ 18,107£

A three-year/100 000 km warranty and a six-service/90 000 km service plan (with intervals of 15 000 km) are included in the price.

Toyota Corolla 2020 model is already out in the US. It was just launched in South Africa and it’s expected to release in Pakistan very soon.

Toyota South Africa Motors has added the new Toyota Corolla 2020 sedan to its website with all its features and specifications. They have also displayed prices for the 12th-generation saloon.