Next-gen Toyota Corolla India launch confirmed for 2020

    The new Toyota Corolla will be launched in India in its latest avatar post the BS-VI norms deadline of April 2020 and will possibly get hybrid technology.

    Published On Feb 13, 2019 10:29:00 AM

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    The new Toyota Corolla will be launched in India in 2020 after the new BS-VI emission norms come into play. The new Toyota Corolla, now in its 12th generation, was unveiled a few months ago in its sedan form in China and will be a popular global model for the Japanese automaker. Speaking to Autocar India, N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Looking at the technology, the new Toyota Corolla will get to come to India more with the time lines based on Bharat Stage Six and other things." The new Toyota Corolla will take on the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra – and of course a range of SUVs in the similar price point.

    The new Toyota Corolla will be sold in over 150 countries globally, as announced by Toyota last year at the launch. Till date, Toyota has globally sold almost 47 million units of the popular marque in various body styles such as a hatchback, sedan, wagon; and even a coupé. The new Toyota Corolla is a lot sleeker and a lot more aggressive as compared to the current-generation Corolla sold in India. The new Toyota Corolla also gets a completely updated interior with a floating central screen and a semi-digital or fully-digital instrument cluster.

    The new Toyota Corolla will also be shared between Toyota and Maruti Suzuki. While Toyota will receive the Vitara Brezza compact SUV and the Baleno premium hatchback from Maruti Suzuki to be badged as a Toyota with visual updates, the Indian automaker will receive the Corolla in order to make a new Maruti-badged flagship sedan.

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    Also see:

    Toyota-badged Vitara Brezza to launch in 2020-21

    Toyota bets on body-on-frame construction

    Toyota-badged Baleno confirmed for launch in 2019

    Toyota launches 'Service Express' for car owners

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