2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback (HB) – Changes / Release

The Toyota Corolla hatchback was introduced last year as a replacement to the ageing Corolla iM and is very fresh as far as the market is concerned. So the 2020 model is unlikely to feature any major changes even though the Corolla Sedan is at the doorsteps of a major redesign. This will help keep these two models visually distant, at least until the HB’s mid-life refresh.

New Corolla Hatchback

Design and features

The Toyota Corolla Hatchback gets a round and compact front fascia, as is the case with most hatchbacks of this generation. Headlamps are sleek, and the wide gaping grille is arguably the most recognizable feature of the whole car.

Here are three fine examples that are not coming to the States,

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Sides look good and integrate on to a well-designed boot- an area that Toyota tends to mess up.

Corolla Hatchback interior

The cabin will continue with features like bolstered front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, floating infotainment screen, 4.2-inch multi-information display,  Entune 3.0 audio system with six speakers and more.

Safety features will also carry-over without any changes.

Engine and transmission

Power for the 2020 Toyota Corolla HB will come from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 168 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching technology as standard while a CVT is provided as option.

2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback (HB)- Price and Release Date

The 2020 models will begin production by September this year, with cars arriving at dealerships as early as November. Prices will start at $19,990 for the SE while the XSE ‘sport’ model should get a $22,990 price tag.

Spec/Variants SE SE CVT XSE
Price $19,990 $21,090 $22,990
Mileage (mpg city/highway/combined) 28/37/31 32/42/36 28/37/31
Engine L4 2.0L L4 2.0L L4 2.0L
Fuel tank 13.2 gal
Ride Modes Normal, ECO and Sport
Overall Length 57.1 in
Overall Width 70.5 in
Overall Height 172.0 in

2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback ride

Toyota Corolla HB driver

Stay tuned for more hatchback news.

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