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Toyota Corolla hot hatch is 'inevitable' - report

A heated-up version of the Toyota Corolla is reportedly in the works as the company seeks to increase its desirability. Sources have told Autocar a hot hatch based on the latest Corolla will "inevitably" be launched. Although there's no official confirmation of such a model, adding a hero model to one of the company's most well-known and best-selling models would certainly fulfil Akio Toyoda's mission to make Toyota "fun to drive, again"...

2019 Toyota Corolla wagon revealed

The next-generation Toyota Corolla wagon has been revealed ahead of an in-the-flesh debut at the Paris motor show in early October. To be known in Europe as the Corolla Touring Sports, the new wagon variant utilises the same TNGA GA-C platform as the hatch, which is already on sale in Australia. The new wagon rides on a 2700mm wheelbase, up 60mm from the hatch...

Toyota Europe adopts Corolla nameplate for 2019

Toyota Europe has announced it will be adopting the Corolla nameplate for its small hatchback, sedan and wagon range in 2019, dropping the long-running Auris badge it has used for some time. All three versions of the European Corolla will be based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) component set, replacing the separate platforms of each respective body style currently...

CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!

It's a Sydney special! Joining Mandy Turner on the panel this week are CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher, founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford, along with Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric. In car news, Holden has announced $28 million for autonomy and electric vehicle development, General Motors has stated there is 'no exit plan' for Holden, and reckons it's 'certainly capable' of getting Cadillac to Australia...

2019 Toyota Corolla scores five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation Toyota Corolla has been awarded a five-star safety rating by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. Australia's most popular passenger car scored 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 83 per cent for child occupant protection, 86 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 76 per cent for safety assist...

Ford F-150, Toyota Corolla lead global sales during first half of 2018

JATO Dynamics says global car sales totalled 44 million during the first six months of 2018, up 3.6 per cent on the same time last year, with SUV sales up 14 per cent to at least 14.95 million units. Analysts from the firm crunched the numbers from 57 markets, including 29 countries in Europe, China, the USA, Canada, Russia, Japan, South Korea, India, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific...

CarAdvice podcast 115: Comprehensive chat on all-new Corolla!

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. We read the best comments from Trent Nikolic's opinion piece, The new Commodore is a bloody good thing… get over it. In car news, Tesla wants to go private, Australians have revealed their worst habits behind the wheel, and a 30km/h speed limit will be introduced in Collingwood and Fitzroy, in Melbourne's north...

2019 Toyota Corolla pricing and specs

Toyota fully expects the new-generation Corolla – launching in hatchback form this week – to keep the Hyundai i30 and Mazda 3 at bay, and remain Australia’s number one passenger car. When we say ‘new’, we really mean it. The MY19 Corolla sits on a version of Toyota’s TNGA modular architecture like the C-HR and Prius, has completely new exterior and interior designs, different engines, improved infotainment and “class-leading” safety...

2019 Toyota Auris wagon spied

The new-generation Toyota Auris wagon has been spied by photographers during development testing, ahead of a potential reveal later this year. Based on the European version of the Corolla, known there as the Auris, the wagon looks very much like a stretched version of the hatchback. The current version is officially dubbed the 'Auris Touring Sports'...

2019 Toyota Corolla: Hybrid powertrain detailed

New details about the 2019 Toyota Corolla hybrid have been revealed this week, before the all-new hatchback range goes on sale locally in August. All variants of the new Corolla hatchback will be offered Down Under with the option of hybrid power when the new range arrives next month – a decision driven by the popularity of the Camry hybrid , which accounts for 40 per cent of Camry sales...

CarAdvice podcast 101: Ford Ranger v Mercedes-Benz X-Class!

This week's show has Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2018 Mini hatch and convertible, and BMW 2 series Active Tourer have been announced. The Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle and Freedom Editions are coming to Australia, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Australian details are out, and the Skoda Karoq is now arriving in June...