Toyota Indus Motor Company is the leading automobile manufacturer in Pakistan. For many decades, Toyota has retained its repute in the automobile consumer market. The most popular sedan in the country is none other than Corolla. The famous Toyota Corolla is the most successful sedan in terms of sales, aftermarket value, and quality. Although the price tag is high in the local market, Toyota Corolla fans seem to not have a problem with that. The company launched the 11th generation Corolla 6 years back in 2014. As expected, the company made successful countrywide sales in the past years. 6 years after the 11th generation was launched, the famous Toyota sedan is still one of the most selling cars in the country. Here, we will look into the details of the Toyota Corolla 2020 with all its latest features and design upgrades.
Planning to buy your new Corolla? Take a close look at the latest features, design upgrades, safety upgrades, and engine details before you decide which variant suits your needs.
Toyota Corolla 2020 – The 11th Generation Corolla
The new Toyota Corolla comes in a dynamic design and an intelligent list of features. Unlike its direct competitor Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla 2020 comes in multiple engine options based on consumer needs. Overall, the 11th generation Corolla comes with a front-engine front-wheel drive with a choice between 3 engine variants, 4 transmission options, and 5 design trim levels. The latest generation is a subcompact sedan with more market popularity than all its predecessors.
The Exterior of Toyota Corolla 2020
The 11th generation Corolla is equipped with state-of-the-art premium and modern design. Unlike its predecessors, the latest Corolla represents a subcompact sporty design that is highly popular among the young drivers. Starting from the front, you can find sleek headlights extending to the sides, a classy chrome grille housing the Toyota monogram in the center, and trapezium intake air vents. The overall front look gives a sporty impression of the car.
On the rear side, you can find side-swept taillights in-line with the top edge, a sleek chrome trim running between the taillights, and a sophisticated bumper. All the variants feature a similar exterior design with minor upgrades based on the choice of the selected variant. The overall rear impression presents an elegant look that is liked among youngsters and business professionals equally.
The sides give out a sharp look with a hint of compact assembly and dynamic trims. The overall appearance is eye-catching with ample ground clearance to see.
A Close Look of the Interior
Toyota has maintained the dynamic design language inside out. If we talk about the interior, the new Toyota Corolla 2020 is equipped with black and beige plastic trims inside the cabin. The front and rear seats are designed to ensure luxury with comfortable cushioning and ivory fabric. The standard features common in all the offered variants include an infotainment system, tachometer, power steering, and air-conditioning.
The higher category variants include some exclusive features inside the cabin. The list comprises leather upholstery, multimedia steering wheel, a satellite navigation system, two airbags (driver and front passenger), front and rear camera, cruise control, paddle shifters, and sunroof.
Overall, the passenger cabin is very spacious and comfortable. Toyota has focused the interior design to be highly practical and luxurious. From the front to the back, you can find high-quality material choices and convenient functionality.
The 11th generation Corolla comes in a wide range of engine options to choose from. Here are the details of the variants offered locally:
Toyota Corolla XLi 1.3 Litre DOHC 16 Valve VVT-I 85bhp@6000RPM
Toyota Corolla GLi 1.3 Litre DOHC 16 Valve VVT-I 85bhp@6000RPM
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 Liter DOHC 16 Valve VVT-I 120bhp@6000RPM
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 Liter DOHC 16 Valve VVT-I 140bhp@6000RPM
Toyota Corolla Altis Grande 1.8 Litre DOHC 16 Valve VVT-I 140bhp@6000RPM
Here are the details of the transmission system offered in each of the listed variants:
5-Speed Manual Transmission – You can find a manual 5-speed transmission in Toyota Corolla XLi and GLi.
4-Speed Super ECT Automatic Transmission – A 4-speed automatic transmission is offered in Toyota Corolla GLi and Altis.
6-Speed Manual Transmission – If you are looking for a powerful experience, you can enjoy a 6-speed manual transmission in Toyota Corolla Altis Grande.
CVTi Automatic Transmission – The top of the line Toyota Corolla Altis Grande also comes with a powerful CVTi automatic transmission system.
Variety of Colours
Toyota’s dynamic design approach for the latest Corolla also encompasses a wide range of modern colours. You can now move out of the typical colours and select from a wide variety.
Toyota Corolla 2020 comes in Attitude Black, Grey Graphite, White, Strong Blue, Silver Metallic, and Bronze Mica.
At the time of purchase, you may need to check for the availability of the colours. This is mostly due to the backlog in the delivery of vehicles to the dealerships in the local auto industry.
Mileage is often the point of focus for most of the car drivers in Pakistan. Subject to the weather conditions in the country, vehicles undergo extreme environmental changes throughout the year affecting the overall fuel consumption average of the cars. Typically, the fuel average is lower on the hot summer days. Air-conditioning and high temperatures greatly reduce the fuel average. In the winters, the fuel average improves due to low temperatures.
Toyota Corolla 2020 can achieve a fuel average ranging from 12KM/L to 14KM/L in the local driving scenario. However, the range can increase or decrease based on the driving style of car owners.
When it comes to safety, Toyota Corolla is not behind in the race. The new Corolla comes with a variety of safety features. You can get Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) that helps the vehicle to suppress skidding when cornering or making sharp turns. You can also get Traction Control (TRC) in the new sedan. You can also find SRS airbags for the driver’s seat as well as the front passenger seat.
Other safety features include ISOFIX child seat anchors, GOA body with reinforcement, ABS brakes with EBD and BA, and seat belts.
Direct Market Competitors
Toyota is undoubtedly the leading automobile manufacturer and seller in the local auto industry. However, the sedan fans always seem to divide on the basis of their preferences between Honda and Toyota. It is not right to claim that one is better than the other. The two cars come with a lot of common features while some specifications are exclusive to each. Honda Civic 2020 is undoubtedly the top competitor of Toyota Corolla 2020 in Pakistan.
Another competitor is Toyota’s own hybrid car, the Toyota Prius. Although the competition is not as direct as Civic because of the hybrid engine technology, the two cars seem to be a tough competition among the local drivers. Unlike Corolla, Prius comes equipped with a 1.8-Liter hybrid engine that makes Altis Grande the main competitor of Toyota Prius.
Toyota Corolla 2020 Price in Pakistan
Catering to the long list of variants launched in Pakistan, Toyota Corolla price ranges from PKR 25,19,000/- to 36,79,000/- based on the choice of engine and options available. A lot of automobile experts in the country believe that the price is justified for most of the variants (in comparison to the competitors), but the overall halt in prices still makes it a little over-priced. Mainly the rapid increase observed in car prices in the last few years is subject to the increase in dollar prices.
The complete list of prices for all the variants in the local market is listed below:
Toyota Corolla XLi VVTi 1299cc Manual – PKR 25,19,000/-
Toyota Corolla XLi 1299cc Automatic – PKR 26,19,000/-
Toyota Corolla GLi 1.3 VVTi 1299cc Manual – PKR 27,69,000/-
Toyota Corolla GLi 1.3 VVTi 1299cc Automatic – PKR 28,69,000/-
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 1598cc Manual – PKR 31,59,000/-
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 1598cc Automatic – PKR 33,09,000/-
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 1798cc Manual – PKR 34,79,000/-
Toyota Corolla Altis CVT-i 1.8 1798cc Automatic – PKR 36,79,000/-
The prices can vary based on the booking status and dealerships. Private dealerships sell cars at a higher price with the benefit of on-time delivery. However, we recommend to not encourage this practice as it remains one of the major reasons why car prices undergo a halt. The backlog in delivery schedules also affects the pricing situation. You may need to check with your preferred dealership regarding the delivery status of your desired variant in the colour of your choice.
The new Toyota Corolla 2020 is undoubtedly a state-of-the-art subcompact sedan that encompasses a wide range of brilliant and intelligent features. The aerodynamic design and modern interior selection are the major highlights of the 11th generation Corolla. Toyota Indus Motor Company has successfully made it with the latest Corolla beating its predecessors in terms of design, innovation, featured options, and engine specifications. Corolla is a perfect choice for all sorts of drivers as it caters to a wide range of engine options and price tags to accommodate most of the local auto consumer industry.
If you are planning to buy your new Corolla, take your time to compare all the variants and choose your desired car from the list. For more details about the latest car prices in Pakistan, stay tuned!