Toyota Corolla (E210)

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Toyota Corolla (E210)
2018 Toyota Corolla (MZEA12R) Ascent Sport hatchback (2018-11-02) 01.jpg
2018 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport hatchback (MZEA12R, Australia)
Also called
  • Toyota Auris (hatchback, Taiwan)
  • Toyota Levin (sedan, Sporty, China, GAC Toyota)[1]
  • June 2018 – present (hatchback)
  • January 2019 – present (wagon; sedan)[2][3]
Model years
  • 2019–present (hatchback, North America)
  • 2020–present (sedan, North America)
DesignerYoshiki Konishi (2016)[4]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car (C)
Body style
PlatformTNGA: GA-C[5]
  • Sedan/wagon: 2,700 mm (106.3 in)
  • Hatchback: 2,640 mm (103.9 in)
  • Sedan: 4,640 mm (182.7 in)
  • Hatchback: 4,370 mm (172.0 in)
  • Wagon: 4,650 mm (183.1 in)
  • Sedan: 1,780 mm (70.1 in)
  • Hatchback/wagon: 1,790 mm (70 in)
  • Sedan: 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
  • Hatchback/wagon: 1,440 mm (56.7 in)
Curb weight
  • Sedan: 1,310 kg (2,888 lb) (1.8L hybrid)
  • Hatchback: 1,240 kg (2,734 lb) (1.2T)
  • Hatchback: 1,295–1,510 kg (2,855–3,329 lb) (hybrids)
  • Wagon: 1,305 kg (2,877 lb) (1.2T)
  • Wagon: 1,300–1,560 kg (2,866–3,439 lb) (hybrids)

The Toyota Corolla (E210) is the twelfth generation of the Corolla. It is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform.



The twelfth generation Corolla in hatchback body style was unveiled as a pre-production model in March 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show as the Auris.[6] The Auris nameplate was discontinued across Europe in January 2019,[7][8] but the nameplate has been used in Taiwan from September 2018. The Taiwanese Auris is propelled by the 2.0 petrol engine and CVT transmission. It is equipped with VSC, TRC, HAC, Head-Up-Display, Push Start, and Smart Entry.[9]

North America[edit]

The North American production version of the Corolla Hatchback was unveiled on 28 March 2018 at the New York International Auto Show for the 2019 model year.[10] Model grades are SE and XSE. The North American Corolla Hatchback is powered by the new 2.0-litre Dynamic Force engine mated to 6-speed intelligent manual transmission, or CVT with physical 1st launch gear and 10-speed simulated gear. The US market SE and XSE models[11] are equipped with Entune 3.0[note 1] infotainment system and standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0.[12]


The twelfth generation Corolla Hatchback is built in the UK and features a new 2-litre, 134 kW (180 bhp) hybrid drivetrain along with a less powerful 1.8-litre, 91 kW (122 hp) drivetrain. Standard petrol engines are also available, one of them will be a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine. However, diesel engines will not be used. It has a rigid Toyota TNGA platform. Production of the European market Corolla Hatchback began on 14 January 2019, and sales began in the UK in February 2019 and across Europe in March 2019.[13]


The Corolla Hatchback is sold in Japan as the Corolla Sport, which was launched on 27 June 2018.[14][15] It is sold exclusively at Corolla Store dealerships equipped with T-Connect available with the 2018 Crown. Motive power for the Japanese Corolla Sport comes from the 1.2-litre turbo gasoline engine, or 1.8-litre Hybrid motor. Trim levels are the base G"X", G and G"Z".


The Corolla Hatchback was launched in Australia on 7 August 2018 and is available in three model grades: Ascent Sport, SX and ZR. All models are powered by a 2.0 L engine. The 6-speed manual transmission is only available as standard on the base model Ascent Sport, but it is also available as a CVT, while CVT is standard on the mid-level SX, and top-of-the-line ZR. The 1.8 L engine with hybrid drivetrain is also available for all model grades.[16]

South Africa[edit]

The Corolla Hatchback has been available in South Africa since February 2019 in two trim levels: XS and XR. Both trims are powered by a 1.2 L turbocharged engine. Both the 6-speed manual transmission and CVT are available on the XS trim, while the XR trim is only offered with CVT.[17][18]

Station wagon[edit]

The station wagon variation of the Corolla, called the Corolla Touring Sports, was unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.[19][7][8] The official images of the Corolla Touring Sports were revealed on 4 September 2018.


The sedan variation of the Corolla was unveiled simultaneously on 15–16 November 2018 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States and in China at the 2018 Guangzhou International Motor Show. The model is sold in 2 versions: Prestige and Sporty.[20][21][22][23][24][25]


The Prestige model uses a different front fascia, which is more similar to the XV70 Camry. This version is sold in China (as the Corolla), Europe and other countries. The first Prestige model sedan rolled off the assembly line at Toyota's Sakarya plant in Turkey on 28 January 2019.[3] The Prestige model sedan was launched in Turkey on 13 February 2019, and sales began on the following day. It has been available across Europe since March 2019. In Taiwan and Southeast Asia, it is sold as the Corolla Altis and was launched on 27 March 2019 in Taiwan and will be launched in August 2019 in Thailand.[26][27]


The Sporty model uses a similar front fascia to the hatchback and wagon versions. This version is sold in North America, Japan, China (as the Levin (Japanese: トヨタ・レビン, Toyota Rebin)) and other countries. The Chinese-spec model will get an onboard Data Communication Module, one of the features under the Toyota Connected suite, as standard which is also available on the Corolla Sport hatchback and Crown in the Japanese market.[28]

Sales began in the United States on 26 February 2019 for the 2020 model year. Model grades for the North American Corolla are L, LE, and XLE with 1.8-litre engine, as well as the SE and XSE with 2.0-litre engine. The only gearbox for the smaller engine is CVT with physical first gear, while the bigger power source can be paired with either CVT or 6 speed manual. The Hybrid model is only available in LE trim and also equipped with CVT.



The Corolla Hybrid in the European market was unveiled as a pre-production model at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show as the Auris Hybrid, with the Auris name later discontinued.[29][30] The production version of the European market Corolla Hybrid in hatchback and estate (Touring Sports) variants were later revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

North America[edit]

A hybrid version of the Corolla is being offered for the first time in the United States. It was unveiled at the 2018 LA Auto Show.[31] The hybrid Corolla drivetrain is mechanically almost identical to the Prius. The choice of adding a hybrid version of the Corolla in the US was to help Toyota meet CAFE standards by using a higher-volume car and that Hispanic customers prefer the Corolla to the Prius.[32]

Trim levels and equipment[edit]

North America[edit]

In North America, the sedan is offered in several different trim levels: L, LE, Hybrid LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. The hatchback is offered only in SE or XSE trims.

All trim levels come with a Toyota Entune 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration, the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) suite of driver assistance technologies, power windows and door locks, LED front headlamps with Daytime Running Lamps (DRL's) and LED rear tail lamps, eight airbags, the Toyota STAR Safety System, and the ToyotaCare maintenance plan for 2 years or 25,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Available upscale features include steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for automatic transmission-equipped models, 18" alloy wheels, an eight-inch Toyota Entune 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system with Remote Connect and 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities, Toyota SofTex-trimmed seating surfaces with cloth inserts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, full-speed radar cruise control, available Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beams, adaptive front lighting system, and a seven-inch multi-information instrument cluster display.

Available power-train options include:

  • 1.8 L, "2ZR-FAE" inline four-cylinder (I4) gasoline engine, 90 kW (121 hp), 171 N⋅m (126 lb⋅ft), (L, LE, and XLE Models, CVT transmission only) (N/A on hatchback)
  • 1.8 L, "2ZR-FXE" inline four-cylinder (I4) gasoline engine with Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive System, 90 kW (121 hp), 142 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft), (LE hybrid models only, CVT Transmission only) (N/A on hatchback)
  • 2.0 L, "M20A-FKS" dynamic force inline four-cylinder (I4) gasoline engine, 126 kW (169 hp), 205 N⋅m (151 lb⋅ft), (SE and XSE models, 6-Speed manual transmission or CVT transmission) (standard on hatchback)



The Corolla Hatchback got a 5-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program.[33]

  • 2018 Toyota Corolla (ANCAP): 5/5 stars


On October 2, 2018, the Corolla Hatchback received[34] a "Top Safety Pick Award"[35] but not a "Plus" award because of its lack of good-rated headlights. The same ratings were also received in 2019 for the 2020 model year Corolla sedan.[36]

  • Small Overlap (Driver) - Good
  • Small Overlap (Passenger) - Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front - Good
  • Side - Good
  • Roof - Good
  • Head Restraints and Seats - Good
  • Front Crash Prevention - Superior
  • Headlamps - Acceptable
  • Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) ease of use - Good



  1. ^ Entune 3.0 incorporates Apple CarPlay, Verizon Wi-Fi, and Amazon Alexa voice commands.


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