Toyota has been busy testing the next-gen Corolla sedan in the United States. The all-new model will likely go on sale in India in 2020 and will be a complete model replacement of the current Altis. A couple of renders of the upcoming new model surfaced online recently. As per these speculative renderings, the new Corolla would look a lot like the recently revealed Toyota Auris hatchback whilst retaining some of the DNA of the current-gen model. The silhouette of the upcoming car even reminds us of the new Camry, which made its public debut early last year.
The current engines look likely to be carried over to the next-generation model. Hence, the current 18-liter four-cylinder petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engine could be carried over with a slight variation in power delivery and fuel efficiency. While the petrol engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as well as an optional CVT, the Diesel engine will come with a 6-speed manual ‘box only. The 2020 Corolla Altis will be built on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform as the new Camry, Prius, C-HR, and other new cars from the Japanese giant. The new platform will make the car significantly lighter, thereby enhancing its performance and fuel efficiency.
Further details are scarce but you can safely expect the 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis to offer more features. Going by the upcoming Yaris sedan, which will launch in India in near future, the all-new Corolla Altis is likely to offer class-leading features. The Yaris, on the other hand, will find itself slotted between the current Corolla Altis and the Etios. It will go on to rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City. The Yaris will be offered with a petrol engine option only but will offer a choice of manual and automatic transmissions. You can safely stay tuned to Cartoq for more details on the upcoming 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis and also on the Yaris sedan.