The next generation Toyota Corolla was spotted doing cold weather testing in Europe. This will be the 11th generation of the D-segment sedan and it is expected to be a radical step-up from the current Corolla that was launched in 2013.
Despite piles of heavy camouflage covering every inch of the Japanese automaker’s long running sedan, we can see that it will get a new face and also a longer body to increase the cabin space within. However, it is expected to have a familiar silhouette in a bid to retain the identity of the car.
Our spy sources suggest that a majority of changes for this car will be hidden away from the naked eye. These are expected to include a new platform, suspension and petrol engine options. They also added that the number of engine options are expected to be streamlined and offered universally in all markets. The diesel variant, which will come to markets in Europe as well as places like India, will most likely retain the 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit but with a better output and efficiency figures.
Although it is quite popular in markets in the Gulf as well as in the Americas, the Corolla is a bit of a dying breed in India due to changing customer preferences in the D-segment of the Indian market. However, it is almost certain that we will get the car as it one of Toyota’s long running image bearers.