New 2020 Toyota Corolla – Release Date, Specs & Info 

The new 2020 Toyota Corolla is intended to offer a thrilling experience, but its sensible blend of impressive fuel economy, a generous list of standard equipment and features, user-friendly controls, versatility and value make it a top choice for most small sedan shoppers. Its release date should be anticipated early 2020, probably in March or April, according to various sources privy of latest Corolla developments.

2020 Toyota Corolla exterior, side view, alloy wheels

The new model is the freshest in a line of top-selling Toyota sedans first introduced in the United States almost seven decades ago. It’s a soulless appliance, they will tell you, and is one of the chief reasons why the Corolla has difficulty in commanding bountiful respect from most car reviewers.  Where is the flare and excitement? Where are the styling cues? Where is the spirited performance? Are some of the questions that you might encounter if you dare call yourself a Corolla fanatic.

2020 Toyota Corolla rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

The Corolla, now in its 12th generation, has been one of Toyota’s best-selling sedans and the trend seems to continue even in the future judging by what Toyota has done with the 2020 model. It comes with plenty of strengths inside and out. Dare we say, the overall style is new and brings a refreshing appeal to the classically staid small sedan class. The audio and climate controls are well laid out and are easy-to-use. We also like the way the cabin offers adequate head- and legroom and even 6-footers will be thrilled to drive one for a weekend getaway.

2020 Toyota Corolla side view, headlights and alloy wheels

EPA fuel economy ratings are amazing and very few vehicles in its class would dare pose any competition there. Throw in a high-resale value, and you my friend, have got yourself the ingredients needed to claim a bragging right trophy.

2020 Toyota Corolla LE exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Woo unto you if you value driver engagement, though. The Corolla might prove just the opposite depending on your prior driving experience with other cars in the segment. With all fairness, it is hardly inspiring once you get behind the wheel. Hopefully, for those who can’t live without the thrilling aspect of a car, there are various alternatives in the segment that can offer you just that. These Corolla bogeys include the frugal 2020 Ford Focus, the fuel-efficient 2020 Mazda 3, and the sporty 2020 Hyundai Elantra. Others in the segment include the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, and the 2020 Honda Civic.

Offered Trims – Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla exterior, front and rear view, headlights and taillights

Four main trim levels are offered for the five-passenger 2020 Toyota Corolla: L, LE, LE Eco, and the top-of-the-line S model.

Exterior Changes & 2020 Toyota Corolla Interior Review

2020 Toyota Corolla exterior, front view, white color, headlights and grille

Standard features and technologies offered for the Corolla L model include a rear folding 60/40-split seat, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED low-beam headlights, 15” wheels, a USB port, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, Siri Eyes Free connectivity, a CD player, a six-way adjustable driver seat, powered accessories, a 6.1” touchscreen display, and voice controls.

2020 Toyota Corolla auto show, side view, alloy wheels

Upgrading to the Corolla LE adds smartphone navigation, a rearview camera, cruise control, keyless ignition and entry, 16” wheels, automatic climate control, metallic cabin accents, heated mirrors, Scout GPS Link app, and the Entune Plus audio system.

2020 Toyota Corolla interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The Corolla LE Plus, in addition to what the LE offers, adds an Entune App Suite mobile-app integration, a navigation system, Entune Premium audio system, a roof-mounted antenna, keyless ignition and entry, an optional sunroof, and an integrated navigation system.

2020 Toyota Corolla interior, leather front seats

The Corolla LE Eco hatchback further adds a rear spoiler, low-rolling-resistance tires, transmission tuning, enhanced aerodynamics, 16” alloy wheels, and color-keyed mirrors.

2020 Toyota Corolla interior, trunk

Finally, the sport-themed S Premium trim model completes the trim lineup with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear spoiler, a chrome grille frame, a Sport driving mode, a trip computer, sport instrumentation, sport front seats, unique wheel covers, and a chrome exhaust tip. Toyota hasn’t made any comment about the S w/special edition, but they’ll sure do before its release date.

2020 Toyota Corolla Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2020 Toyota Corolla is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine rated at 138 hp and 129 lbs. ft. of torque. The second version of the same engine is rated at 145 hp and 125 pounds-feet of torque. All the other trims apart from the six-speed-manual-configured Corolla L mode, come with a CVT. The four-speed automatic is offered as an option for CVT-configured models.

2020 Toyota Corolla engine

The four speed automatic, as per EPA should return fuel economy ratings of 26/35/30 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 27/36/30 mpg for the six-speed versions.

2020 Toyota Corolla Release Date & Price

2020 Toyota Corolla Release date

Its release should be expected sometime in March of 2020. As for its price, expect an MSRP of around $17,230 and $2,100 more for the Corolla Hybrid model.

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2020 Toyota Corolla FRONT VIEW, BLUE COLOR, HEADLIGHTS AND GRILLE

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2020 Toyota Corolla interior, leather rear seats

Is the 2019 Toyota Tundra Finally Going to Update the Line?

Adding a 2019 Toyota Tundra could be game-changer for the brand. The current Tundra has been around since 2007 and has only been given a smallish update in 2014. So it actually makes it the oldest full-size truck on the current market.

The Tundra desperately needs a makeover and a big one as well. So it is not at all impossible to think that a 2019 model Tundra could be made. It does seem about right to do it. So we have comprised a rendering and an analysis on how this version could come to be.

Typically Toyota does not go all out and does not change too much when it comes to updates nor new generation models. With this one as a next-gen car, we are expecting the same kind of an update that they do with other cars. However they are probably going to approach this as they always do.That is, in a calculated fashion and that way try to revive the brand.

There is a significant job they are doing with the powertrain. There are some rumors that a V-8 engine is getting some additions. Doing some work on it could imply that they want to use this engine for the updated Tundra. The newest D-4S dual fuel injection technology could be the key here. This could function well for a new Tundra vehicle.

Here is our take on the whole 2019 Toyota Tundra matter.

Exterior

Toyota is usually skimpy when it comes to drastically changing the car. Nevertheless, they did do a great job with the Camry model. This also leads us to believe that the Tundra may be given a similar update. It also helps to new that the Tacoma has only been revamped in 2016. This would lead us to believe that they might use the same type of elements for the Tundra.

If they follow the Tacoma formula, they would change the front fascia as well as the rear one. However, they would leave the doors and the roof intact. It will probably leave the reserved style of the car. But it will add also some pieces familiar from some other Toyota models.

The headlights are going to have the familiar Tacoma style. It will be followed by the emphatic fender bulges while LED features. This will also be a part of the front end. They might redesign lower bumper to bring a more masculine effect from the car.

We also see the new 2019 Toyota Tundra with bigger wheels. The currently offered vehicle gives us 19-inch ones. Yet, the competition has bigger ones at their display. This leads us to believe that we might get 20-inch or even 22-inch ones as some rivaling models have.

If not extending the cargo bed, we would like to see some other innovations present for it. It would be great to add a power outlet and a new tie-down system. These are just some wishes that we have. However, they are very useful for any user of a Tundra truck.

Interior

It would be very hard to predict the interior of the 2019 Toyota Tundra. Although we are anticipating that they share other ideas from their newer Toyota products, it is highly unlikely that they transfer them from the Tacoma vehicle.

Although the Tacoma is the latest one which was updated and received a more modern approach, historically speaking Tundra and the Tacoma have not shared any details. A more likely source is the Sequoia which could be a good way for the Tundra to update the inside.

What we would like to see is a whole new and updated infotainment system which comes with newest gauges. They might take some cues from other Ford and GM vehicles which have all kinds of amenities and a plethora of USB ports which this one could use to enhance its connectivity.

As far as spacing goes, we are not fans of this car growing larger It already possess enough headroom and shoulder room so the only thing that they might do is to address the comfort using the seats and pieces on the inside. A taller bench might make its way inside while some newly offered materials could be used as well.

Drivetrain

Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Tundra we have the biggest mystery of them all. There is not telling what they might do here, but the most that we can expect is that they update the current lineup of engines. The outgoing Tundra uses two engines, the 4.6-liter V-8 and the 5.7-liter V-8.

These engines have done their dues, that is for sure, and we feel that they are in dire need for an update. Transmission options include a 5-speed and 6-speed automatic and the vehicle also has an electronic 4WD system.

In order to update these two old engines we are probably looking at updates which include Toyota’s D4-S direct  fuel injection and port injection. It will also see the transfer of the current Dual VVT-i variable valve timing system.

The engines need some improvement in all areas and we are talking both power, fuel efficiency and also towing capacity. That is why the primary engine should expand to 394 horses and 383 pound-feet of twist, which the stronger one can go up to 400 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque.

Possible Pricing and Release Date

If we are ever to get the 2019 Toyota Tundra that this is the perfect time. It has been a long time since the car has had any real work done. We do acknowledge the last update but simply see that it would take a lot more for this vehicle to get what it deserves. We expect the possible release date for 2019. However it is still not clear when exactly.

As for the price of the potential 2019 Toyota Tundra, we see that the model is going to push the mark for about $500 to $1,000. This would make the new Tundra available at around $50,000, which would still make it competitive as other trucks start at 10,000 higher.

Rivaling Cars

This is one of the release we need a 2019 Toyota Tundra. Enhancing the competition in a segment is always a good thing. The Tundra has already been trumped by the competing vehicles in the segment. So it will do it a lot of good to update. Cars like the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado are considered as the top vehicles here. It would be very hard to remove them from the top.

New Batch of Spy Photos of the 2019 Toyota Supra

last It appears that the 2019 Toyota Supra is going to become a reality. It has been years and there were a lot of rumors about this car making a comeback. But it all remained in the realm of rumors or teasers and we never got our vehicle. Now we have a pretty solid confirmation as we got the newest batch of spy photos. The photos show a camouflaged Toyota Supra which is nearing competition and getting ready for a production version.

The most recent news which the Supra received was that they were basing the FT-1 concept model on the Supra. But this was back in 2014. After the unveiling of the concept we didn’t learn much about the potential future of the Supra. However, in 2016 the certain prototypes were spotted. These are wearing the same kind of a design that we would expect to see from the Supra and also ones that had the FT-1 look for them. So we are looking at the first solid evidence of the 2019 Toyota Supra appearing.

Potential Release Date based on the Spy Photos

The 2019 Toyota Supra was spotted in September, which was actually a bit late as we presume. There were many prototype vehicles that did not have the look of a Supra model. So it did not lead us to believe that it is one. What we finally got was a batch of spy photos. This also helps us to determine the release date of the car. It is very much possible that the we are going to see vehicle  by the time for the 2019 model year. We are very much hopeful for this car to appear by then. Thus we are going to base our review and assessment of the new 2019 Toyota Supra using the  photos and the leaked information.

History of the Toyota Supra

The company built the original Toyota Supra as an answer for the Z based cars. Its most prominent rival was the Datsun which the Supra competed at the time. The story starts in 1978, however it took them until 1987 to make the Supra as we view it now. The model got its first turbochargers back then. After that it just continued to get better and more powerful. Improvements came in the form of better suspensions and braking systems. In addition, it improved the performance of the car. It also helped it reach a cult-like status in the market. Also, car enthusiasts frequently place the Supra in their top-ten vehicles list. The story lasted until 1999, when the Toyota Supra dissapeared and it was the last time we have seen it. That is, until now.

Potential Exterior Redesign

The exterior design of the 2019 Toyota Supra is mostly a mixture of both the FT-1 concept and the things that we saw from the spy photos. It is immediately noticeable that some of the aggressive parts from the concept have been dropped. Also the first thing to go was the ultra-aggressive nose which they removed. In addition, they toned down the entire car. Also, the production is more friendly that way. The split intake in the front is toned down. The headlamps are much different now as they are slimmer from the ones in the concept.

The back of the car still has some parts which are left from the concept. But they will probably remove them once the camouflage is dropped. So we can say goodbye to some pieces like the pop-up spoiler which they will substitute with a smaller trunk lid. The wing was a possibility but it will probably be excluded as well while the smaller taillights are pushed a bit towards the edges of the car. The model will retain the large exhaust tips but they are not going to be integrated within the bumper as there are cutouts made for them.

It appears that eth e2019 Toyota Supra will be hard-pressed to borrow any of its elements from the FT-1 concept anymore. But they do need to make this car sporty so a lot of the parts which are missing or that we do not get to see might be resolved with the style borrowed from the GT 86 model. It makes everybody happy and is a good opportunity for them to go on.

Interior

It was surprising that the paparazzi managed to get a picture of the inside of the 2019 Toyota Supra, but it still does not help at all. Most of it is still under the camo and hardly visible. It is very hard to determine how the car look and you will cannot really determine what elements they decide to keep. But we are certain that the inside is going to be as unique as the outside is. They will probably change the element which are not production ready and make this into a great production vehicle.

Toyota will probably not let the Supra get any of the sporty details and the aggressive pieces as they do need to compete with other cars in the segment which are offering different things. Namely, we are expecting to see leather and more premium materials in the cabin, or at least for the higher trims of the car, while other included pieces may come to new upholstery with contrast stitching and aluminum accents as well. The model will have a unique instrument cluster. This will house the necessary controls while racing seats are going to help with the comfort and convenience while driving.

Drivetrain, Output and Specs

There is no way to estimate the drivetrain of the 2019 Toyota Supra right now. It is the part of the car which has been speculated the most. Also, we have seen and heard a lot of things about it but without any solid proof. Base on the current trends it might just happen that the car starts using a hybrid powertrain and it would be a suitable option for the model to that direction. There were also some talks that a four-cylinder, V-10 engine that the discontinued Lexus LFA had could be implemented as well. The only change that they could make here is to use a smaller displacement and the V-10 might easily make it in the list of potential powertrains for the 2019 Toyota Supra.

But the latest rumor that has been going around and which came with the announcement of the spy photos is the V-6 hybrid system. People who have heard the sound that the engine makes are more than certain that a combination of electric components. If they implement this engine, implement we are potentially going to get an output of about 400 horsepower. The gasoline only option might also come down to the German based Z5 version. A turbocharged 4-cylidner or a 6-cyldiner option might work well it they get to develop it and implement it well.

Competition

The long awaited 2019 Toyota Supra has been away from the market for quite some time. The last model  had a very different market to face and there were a lot of different vehicles back then. Now in a more modern surrounding the only competitor which we can mentioned is the Acura NSX model, but it will depend a whole lot on how they decide to make the model and what additions they provide for it.