Anton Andres / Toyota | August 30, 2018 16:12
Wagon bodied Toyota Corolla Touring Sports to debut in October
Wagon fanatics rejoice as Toyota has announced that they will be introducing an all-new Corolla wagon, and it's coming sooner than later. Riding on the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the wagon will be the second body style added to the 12th-generation Corolla range.
Toyota has dubbed the more practical Corolla as the Touring Sports, and it will make its public debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, which starts on October 2. Not only that, Toyota said that the sedan will follow after the wagon has been launched, giving us an idea what the Corolla Altis may look like in the future.
For now however, Toyota is quiet regarding full details of the Corolla Touring Sports. However, they did say that the variant to be shown in Paris will be a hybrid. Toyota added that the sedan will also benefit from a hybrid powertrain, at least in select markets. Given that the Japanese automaker has committed themselves to hybrid, hydrogen and full-electric passenger cars, it is unlikely that the all-new Corolla will ever get a diesel engine.
Thanks to the new TNGA platform, Toyota no longer has to make Corollas for specific regions. The 11th-generation Corolla had three different versions, namely one for North America, one for Europe and Asia, and one specificaly for Japan known as the Corolla Axio (sedan) or Corolla Fielder (wagon).
At the moment, Toyota is tight-lipped as to how the other body styles of the Corolla will look like. However, it is possible that the front end of the wagon (or even the sedan) will have the same design as the hatchback, which was shown earlier this year. One thing Toyota did confirm that the whole range will be complete by 2019.
Note: Previous-gen Toyota Corolla wagon pictured in main