Paris 2018: Toyota To Introduce All-New Corolla Touring Sports

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Paris 2018: Toyota To Introduce All-New Corolla Touring Sports

At the upcoming 2018 Paris Motor Show, Toyota will be introducing the all-new Corolla Touring Sports, the wagon variant of the 12th generation Corolla.

Styled at Toyota’s newly opened Design Centre in Zaventem, Belgium, the new wagon carries over the same family face as its hatchback siblings, with a longer rear end and sweeping roofline.

Speaking of the rear end, the new Corolla Touring Sports features full LED tail lights and a slanted rear windscreen. The rear bumper also echoes the Under Priority Catamaran design language as the front.

The interior also carries over from the hatchback, though with more emphasize on cargo space and rear legroom. Compared to the hatchback’s 2,639 mm wheelbase, the wagon increases that figure to 2,700 mm, allowing for more rear seat passenger legroom. Additionally, the 598 litres of bootspace (VDA) is larger than that of the hatchback.

Several engines are available with the new Corolla Touring Sports, though the company only offers one conventional engine in the form of a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol that does 116 hp. Buyers can also opt for 1.8-litre or 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains, producing 122 hp and 180 hp respectively. All engines are similar to the ones found in the new Corolla hatchback.

The new Corolla Touring Sports also rides on the company’s modular TNGA platform, with MacPherson struts up front and an all-new multilink rear suspension set up. The new Corolla Sports can also be fitted with Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS).

Toyota also added that the new model is fitted, as standard on the High grade, with a range of equipment, including:

  • 3D Driver’s meter
  • Head-up display
  • JBL GreenEdge Premium Sounds System
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Toyota Touch Multimedia System

These features can also available as an option throughout the new Corolla Touring Sports range.



Eric

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Prior to covering the automotive scene, Eric was the tech support fella. Now he's either busy driving or editing videos.


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