There is no doubt that Pakistani community should have given the same version and quality vehicles as found in other countries, it is easy to measure the differences among the vehicles found in international countries and in Pakistan related to quality and features. Toyota corolla that is in production from about 50 years has entered into its 12th generation, Corolla is the most known and among most selling vehicles in Pakistan and good news for the community is that 12th generation corolla will be available in Pakistan for 2020. With standard models of corolla Hybrid version also introduced at LA Auto show 2018 but there are no details if hybrid version will be available for Pakistan or not?.
This new corolla is more stylish, has more technology features and most importantly will accelerate better than before. This new Toyota is based on TNGA platform (Toyota New Global architecture) that is the same architecture which has been used for many new and upcoming models of Toyota and Lexus. It has bigger grille and with sleeker headlights its presence and aggressiveness has increased to the next level.
Engine and Power:
Base Model of Corolla is equipped with 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine that produces 139 horse power@103 kw, higher trims like SE and XSE have better 2.0 liter engine that produces 169hp@126kw while all the trims will work using continuous variable transmission.
As mentioned earlier Hybrid trim has also been introduced that houses 1.8 liter engine with two electric motors and combine produces 121 horse power, this power can feel little less but as per details by company it will give the best fuel economy of 50 miles per gallon with its eco mode.
2020 Corolla will start selling in 2019 with expected price tag of $20,000 but there are no details related to hybrid version price.
Both Hybrid and Non Hybrid versions are similar in looks but different in engine configurations, if the hybrid version of Toyota Corolla released in Pakistan there are expectations that Honda Insight hybrid sedan will also be released by Honda Company to compete against Corolla.
Standard features include:
- Entune 3.0 infotainment system with 8 inch screen
- Apple car play
- Amazon Alexa connectivity
- Built in Wifi Hotspot
Toyota Safety sense 2.0 is available in Hybrid version only which includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane keep assist
- Automatic High beams
- Toyota Lane Track assist
- Automated lane centering feature
- Road sign Assist
Now let’s Hope that Corolla which will be introduced in Pakistan for 2020 by IMC should equipped with same features and build Quality.
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