The most recognizable car on the road and one of the best selling vehicles is ready to be refreshed for 2018. It is the brand new 2018 Toyota Corolla. This model has been present on the global marked since the 60`s. Although we cannot say that it is one perfectly sculpted and great in every segment; but to the contrary, one reliable, average and handsome car, Corolla model still manages to keep its popularity among costumers all over the world.
Toyota Corolla has already been redone completely; and in 2017 Automaker gave it revised front fascia, new headlamps and upgraded it with excellent safety systems. So, we assume that as the 2018 model, the new Corolla will only receive a mild facelift. For the next generation model, we will have to wait till 2020, when the next Toyota should be underpinned with the new TNGA platform.
The new Toyota sedan will be offered with several trim levels. Those are: L, LE, LE Eco, XLE, SE and XSE trims. The following Corolla sedan will compete against Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and Volkswagen Jetta.
2018 Toyota Corolla engines and performances
Most likely, new 2018 Toyota Corolla will use the same powertrain as the current model. Therefore, it will offer two types of engines under the hood. The base model should receive a 1.8-liter inline-4. This engine will be able to make 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The second unit will be the same 1.8-liter 4-cylinder with ValveMatic. This will give it extra power and better fuel efficiency. So, this engine will be able to deliver 140 horses and 126 pound-feet of torque.
Furthermore, the engine will be paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). However, a six-speed manual gearbox will be an option too. Front-wheel drive will be standard on all models. As for the fuel economy, it is rated at 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the external appearance, we have already said that it won`t show any major changes. The 2018 Toyota Corolla will retain its attractive and some kind of an interesting design. The front end has gotten a new design with new LED headlamps. However, some sources claim that it should receive some modifications on the front and rear bumpers. Perhaps, we could expect some new exterior colors for the 2018 model as well.
Inside, the 2018 Toyota Corolla is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. This time it will offer more space for the passengers on the back. The front seat will be a six-way adjustable and the rear will be split folded. Moreover, we could also see some new touches and colors inside the cabin. The dashboard will feature a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen. As well, it will include Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, air conditioning, audio system with six speakers and so on. The safety will be on the highest level. It will be provided with eight airbags, stability control, brake assist, traction control etc.
Release date and price
We still don`t know precisely when 2018 Toyota Corolla will be presented worldwide. We assume that it should be sometime during this year. As for the price, it is expected to start at around $19,500. The top trims will reach the price of $24,000.