The third generation Auris made its world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and Toyota has since confirmed that they will be re-naming the model the Toyota Corolla. Toyota GB has confirmed that Toyota Manufacturing UK's Burnaston plant will be the hub for new Corolla production in Europe. The plant has had an investment of £240 million in preparation for the manufacturing using Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA).
Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) represents the foundation for all future powertrain and vehicle development for Toyota. TNGA offers drivers more power and steering wheel-mounted shift paddels, providing an energised drive and a more dynamic driving experience. The TNGA platform is at the heart of the new Corolla design, and guarantees a more rewarding driving experience. A low centre of gravity, more rigid bodyshell, and multi-link rear suspension all contribute to better handling and stability without compromising the ride and comfort.
According to Simon Humphries, Executive General Manager for Toyota Global Design, Toyota's primary goal with the new Corolla is to create the most bold and dynamic hatchback on the market. From the side, the Corolla is light and agile, and as you move to the
rear of the car, the design is transformed to create a solid, wide and low stance which is crucial for the European market. The New Corolla is lower and longer than previous generations and has adopted a more striking and dynamic design. The grille’s mesh has a new, more fluent and refined design than the classic honeycomb finish.
The New Corolla offers only one conventional engine, the 1.2-litre turbo
petrol unit, whilst other options are hybrid electric powertrains. The
brand new 2.0 litre full hybrid electric system marks the start of
Toyota's dual hybrid strategy. Meeting all of the expectations of a Toyota customer, the 1.8-litre system boasts a full hybrid electric powertrain and offers all of the key elements; silent, responsive, intuitive and self-sufficient EV technology. With low ownership costs, and no need for plugging-in or recharging, the Corolla offers excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.
TNGA prioritises safety when considering new Toyota vehicles. The new Corolla has been designed to meet the criteria of independent crash testing programmes and provides Toyota Safety Sense's sophisticated functions to increased safety levels throughout the vehicle.
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