What’s new with Corolla for 2020?
The Toyota Corolla was introduced in 1966, and more Corollas have been sold than any other nameplate in the world. It’s Toyota’s budget sedan, although now it’s offered in a hatchback format as well. Toyota does a good job of putting a lot of safety technology into its cars as standard, and the Corolla is no different. For many drivers, the Corolla will be their first car, and many owners will hold onto it for years. As automakers move away from sedans, Toyota is committed to the body style, and provides the many shoppers still interested with an affordable, easy-driving commuter.
What’s new? A lot. This generation is underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture platform. In addition to the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2020 Corolla offers a new, more powerful 2.0-liter, as well as a hybrid option with technology borrowed from the Prius. The exterior and interior of the car have been completely redesigned. It has upgraded safety technology, a new suspension setup and an overall increase in sophistication.
The interior in the new Corolla uses quality materials and adornments like genuine stitching on the leatherette throughout the cabin. Where the Corolla truly wins is in its suite of standard and available technology. Every Corolla comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (more on that in a bit), in-car WiFi, as well as Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa capability. Things like heated front seats, proximity key and push-button start, wireless smartphone charging and an upgraded JBL sound system are on offer in higher trims.