For the last couple of years, since the discontinuation of the Scion brand as a whole, the hatchback version of the Toyota Corolla has been going by the name Corolla iM as it inherited its name from the old brand’s vehicle. For the new model year, the hatchback sedan will be shedding that designation in favor of a more fitting name: the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Moline IL.
Without a doubt the most historic vehicle on the lineup, the Corolla was first introduced as a subcompact car in 1966. It has undergone myriad changes and generations, and its twelfth generation will kick off in the 2019 model year – at the very least for the hatchback version, but we expect the sedan version will follow suit. For the 2019 model year, the Corolla Hatchback didn’t just change its name, but it underwent a total redesign to introduce a new hatchback sedan more stunning than ever before.
If you’re looking for specifics on what’s new in the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback you can peruse our blog, where we got into detail on many of the changes and enhancements that have come to the compact sedan. But now we want to focus on some of the specifics that make the Corolla Hatchback such an outstanding option in its segment.
For instance, it’s now adopted the Toyota New Global Architecture platform, which in this case features a sport-tuned suspension and brand-new 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which is tethered to a six-speed intelligent manual transmission for more power while still achieving a greater efficiency. At the time that we wrote this information, the specifications have yet to be released for the new engine, but we’ll be sure to fill you in on its power and efficiency ratings on our blog as soon as that information becomes available.
There is plenty more to get excited about in the 2019 Corolla Hatchback, including a wide array of convenient and entertaining features throughout the interior and exterior, as well as the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package. If you’re interested in a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback of your own, be sure to get in touch with us right here at Hiland Toyota.