Toyota has planned for the new twelfth-generation Corolla to finally, OFFICIALLY land in the Pakistani market.
After the launch of the Yaris in the domestic market, it seems that Toyota is now preparing to launch its twelfth gen latest corolla model in Pakistan as well. It is high time too that the Japanese company launched it, seeing as how the car is already available in Thailand.
Specifications Of Toyota’s 12th-Gen Corolla
Basis and Styling
Toyota’s global platform, titled ‘TNGA’ (Toyota New Global Architecture) is the basis for the company’s new twelfth generation Corolla. The new TNGA-based Corolla will most probably not have the Hybrid version available in Pakistan. It will very likely appear in the Altis grades only.
The new model will follow the same styling as the one released in Thailand. Though, the main difference is that the headlight group uses a more conservative and flat design, but it still uses Toyota’s latest Keen Look. Family face design, and the headlight has projector headlamps as standard with double or triple DRL wrap around the housing.
Dimensions and Engine Capacity
As for the dimensions and build of the car, the new Corolla Altis uses Toyota’s latest TNGA modular chassis, with a body length of 4,640mm. The body’s width is 1,780mm while the car’s height is 1,435mm. It is interesting to note that both the length and width of the car have increased from the eleventh generation, but the body height has been reduced by 45mm. Consensus is that this is to give the car an overall more ‘sporty’ look.
The new gen Corolla is set to be equipped with two variants of engines i.e. 1.6L and 1.8L natural intake engines. The 1.6L (1ZR-FBE) engine produces 120bhp while the larger 1.8L (2ZR-FBE) is a 138bhp engine. Both variants of the engine are petrol powered and are paired to a CVT gearbox.
Exterior and Interior Design
Toyota has advertised the exterior design of the 12th gen corolla as “Shooting Robust”. Matching their claims, the exterior design has solid, sharp, and sleek lines.
On the other hand, the interior of the 12th gen Toyota Corolla has a clean and wide design. This is to offer much practicality and plenty of space to all its occupants. Other features like an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, push-start ignition, automatic air conditioning system, electronic parking brake etc. are also present in the car. Safety measures such as VSC, tire pressure monitoring system and anti-lock brake system etc. are also very abundant in it.
The exact price and release date are not yet released. Though, as per reports and rumors, IMC will launch the 12th gen corolla in the latter half of 2020 or early 2021. Experts expect the price at around or over 4 million rupees.