Toyota has unveiled a new-generation Corolla hatchback for the Japanese market – the range-topping Toyota Corolla Sport. The model is offered with two powertrains (hybrid and turbo) and two drive options (front and all-wheel).
The new Corolla Sport is built on the Toyota’s latest TNGA platform, which enables a lower center of gravity and fun-to-drive dynamics. It features a new emblem with the letter “C” as a motif and 8 exterior colors to choose from.
The company’s first on-board Data Communication Module (DCM) will be available as standard. A range of remote services can be accessed through it, including driving guidance, remote vehicle diagnostics, car security (lock and unlock via smartphone), maintenance reporting and Toyota’s HELPNET service (emergency call in case of a road accident).
A hybrid powertrain is based on a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a 53 kW electric motor, with combined output of 122 hp. A petrol-powered turbocharged 1.2-liter direct injection engine develops 116 hp and 185 Nm of torque and is available with four-wheel drive. The transmission is super CVT-i with manual close-ratio 10-speed mode. A 6-speed manual option will be added in August.
The Toyota Corolla Sport has an infotainment system with a 7-inch central display and sports seats with advanced lateral support. The extended lists of safety systems includes lane-keeping assist, automatic high beam and road sign assist, collision avoidance system and radar cruise control.