2019 Toyota Corolla price, specs and release date

Boyan Marinov
December 07, 2018

Detailed specs for the upcoming Toyota Corolla have been revealed. Click to get all the info we have on the upcoming family hatchback

  • Engines

    Two hybrids and one petrol

  • Price

    from £21,300

  • First deliveries

    expected March 2019

The full specs of the new Toyota Corolla have been revealed. The new Corolla, replacing the outgoing Auris, is an alternative to family hatchbacks such as the VW Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

2019 Toyota Corolla price and release date

After a few successful months on sale in Japan, the new Corolla is now available for order in the UK, with first deliveries expected in March 2019. The UK-built family hatchback will cost from £21,300, rising to £30,340 for a top-spec hybrid version.

2019 Toyota Corolla specs

The new Toyota Corolla will be available in four levels of equipment: Icon, Icon Tech, Design and Excel

Icon gets you:
16-inch alloy wheels
8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Reversing camera
Heated front seats with lumbar support
DAB radio

Icon Tech adds:
Satellite navigation for the infotainment system
A 7.0-inch display behind the steering wheel
All-round parking sensors

Design gets you:
17-inch alloy wheels
Auto wipers
Power mirrors
Rear privacy glass

Top spec Excel brings:
18-inch alloy wheels
Full LED headlights
Sports front seats
Part-leather upholstery
Keyless entry

2019 Toyota Corolla styling

The new Toyota Corolla looks more aggressive than ever before and stands out thanks to wrap-around LED lights and a huge grille that’s not too different to the one you’d see on a C-HR or a Supra. Looking at the back, you’ll notice the bright LED brakelights and the dual exhaust that’s fitted to the top-spec hybrid only. The overall shape of the new Corolla is lower, longer and wider than the current Auris so it should have more road presence and look more dynamic.

2019 Toyota Corolla interior

Toyota isn’t known for experimenting with its core models so the new Toyota Corolla’s cabin won’t be as colourful as the one in the striking CH-R SUV. You’ll still be able to liven up the atmosphere by opting for white trim accents, but the overall look will remain restrained.

Toyota’s infotainment system doesn’t support smartphone screen mirroring yet, and, in general, it’s behind equivalent systems from VW on speed of operation and ease of use. On the upside, you’ll be able to spec up a head-up display.

The longer and wider shape of the new Corolla, compared to the current Auris, should give it more passenger space, but a VW Golf will most likely have better rear legroom while the Corolla’s 360-litre boot is marginally smaller than a Hyundai i30 one. However, a more practical estate version called Touring Sports is also available with a 598-litre capacity.

2019 Toyota Corolla engines

There’s three engine choices for the new Toyota Corolla and none of them are diesel. The entry-level engine is a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol which is available on the more affordable Corolla trim levels and should prove cheap to run. The mid-range choice is a 1.8-litre hybrid that’s also used in the CH-R and it’s a proven performer. At the top of the range sits an all-new 2.0-litre hybrid making 178hp, which should be decently quick thanks to a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds. All engines are fitted with a CVT as standard so they should be very quiet on the motorway but could be quite loud while accelerating in town.