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Old 11-16-2018, 06:34 AM
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Default 2020 Toyota Corolla

Will debut a hybrid for the first time.



https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/...new-power.html
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:44 AM
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Wow, this looks more like the fake car in advertisements than even the Jetta.

Looks like the packed in a lot of passenger space (to the point where the car looks really awkward).

I imagine it'll con't to be a bestseller.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:17 AM
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Well, I( think it#s not bad. There is a certain level of blandness (after all it's a Corolla), but IMO proportions are better than on the Jetta (where the rear end seems awkwardly long, kind of like after completing the design marketing said " nice, but we need 20% moire boot capacity").

I'm not entirely sure why it needs a different front bumper than the hatchback or estate, after all now they share name, interior, doors, and generally their design. If that bumper at least looked better...

But otherwise, it's a clean design, devoid of many nowadays fashionable stuff like fake exhausts, random fake vent cutouts ( I guess we will have to live now with those closed front grilles and rear grilles on every car) though) or general too many details, all of which is a good thing. I guess it will continue to sell strong, minus the general trend towards CUVs....
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:31 AM
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/11/ne...dan-sharpened/

More pics, including the Chinese and European version:
Hybrid, with yet another different face (and a different rear bumper)



The Levin, sharing it's front end with the hatchback; Typically the one Europe should get...



And yet anotehr rear bumper design. Not sure it needs 3 front and rear bumper designs, but yeah....
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:07 PM
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Actually looks very nice to me. Detailing is pretty clean, no fussy lines. The shape is a little quaint and more traditional, but the way the rear is a bit taller and more compact gives it a nice modern look. Lights on both ends are good too.

That tablet screen on the interior is a joke though. Probably the worst implementation yet. I appreciate the simplicity of the rest of the cabin, but jamming buttons around the screen bezel just looks tacky and after-market.
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:58 PM
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The Corolla is likely to be among the last sedans standing and this one looks quite decent.
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Old 11-16-2018, 03:51 PM
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I personally prefer the Jetta. In profile view I see quite an odd silhouette on this new Corolla. I hate when they put buttons on the screen, looks so cheap.
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Old 11-16-2018, 03:56 PM
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Failing to understand why Toyota felt the need to give the U.S. version a different front end, which IMO is a lot worse than the hatchback and the Levin. Would've much preferred the same front end for the U.S..
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:39 PM
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From the looks of it the US is also getting the Levin front end, the more aggressive one is just for the SE and XSE.

https://www.slashgear.com/2020-toyot...afer-15553907/

I like the SE/XSE front but I think I marginally prefer the hatch front end. In fact the hatch as a whole is better proportioned; the sedan looks a bit awkward and stubby from the B pillar back. The fake window behind the rear door is unfortunate too. It would have looked better either with a C-pillar more like the current Corolla's, or with a small Hoffmeister kink. But, overall, decently attractive, with the same nice interior as the hatch.

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Old 11-16-2018, 06:59 PM
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From the looks of it the US is also getting the Levin front end, the more aggressive one is just for the SE and XSE.

https://www.slashgear.com/2020-toyot...afer-15553907/
Good to know...and what a relief; thanks for the update!
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