The next generation Toyota Corolla has been spied testing for the very first time. The sedan is in early stages of testing and is being tested under current-gen model's body.
The next-gen Toyota Corolla will be based on the NGA-C version of the NGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. The same platform will be also used in the next-gen Camry too.
Toyota claims that the latest TNGA platform helps in reducing manpower for the development of the car by 20 percent.
The TNGA platform is designed to provide a low centre of gravity which in turn gives driver a more engaging driving position and responsive handling without compromising the comfort.
TNGA offers responsive handling by increasing vehicle body rigidity. This is implemented in the new Prius which gets 60 percent more body rigidity.
The Toyota Corolla will share most of the components from the Toyota Auris which are identical cars with different body styles.
The next-gen Corolla is expected to be powered by 8NR-FTS 1.2-liter turbocharged engine which is found in the currently sold Toyota Auris and C-HR. The hybrid variant of the Corolla is also a strong possibility.
The next-gen Toyota Corolla will be manufactured in various plants globally. The US production will be carried out at the Mississippi production facility. But the Canadian production will be shifted to Mexico as stated by Toyota.
Source – autoevolution