Jose Altoveros / Toyota | September 04, 2018 17:57
The Toyota Corolla Touring Sports is not just a hatchback turned wagon
After unveiling the Toyota Corolla hatchback earlier this year, the Japanese automaker has now introduced its wagon sibling. Officially called the Corolla Touring Sports, it is essentially the wagon variant of the current-generation Corolla. However, it isn't just merely a variation of the hatchback. Instead, Toyota says that the Corolla Touring Sports is a distinctly separate model developed using the TNGA platform, making it a proper wagon.
The new Corolla Touring Sports has a wheelbase of 2,700mm giving ample legroom for passengers in the rear. More importantly, there is also more space in the trunk as the Corolla Wagon has a 598-liter capacity. The rest of the interior appears to have been simply carried over from the Corolla hatchback. One can, however, tick some optional goodies for the Touring Sports such as a heads-up display, wireless smartphone charging and a JBL sound system.
On the outside, the look of the Corolla hatchback also appears to have been carried over to the Touring Sports model. There's still the aggressive looking front fascia with angular headlights coupled with a wide front grill. The only change would the be the rear where the wagon gets a sloping roofline and a raked rear window akin to a shooting brake. Full LED taillights and a restlyed rear bumper completes the exterior make over.
Under the hood, the Touring Sports uses the same engines as its hatchback sibling. The base model units are fitted with a 1.2-liter turbocharged unit which produces 116 PS as standard. Other variants are powered by a 1.8-liter powerplant that puts out 122 PS or a 2.0-liter powertrain that pushes 180 PS; both of which are hybrids.
Exclusive to the Corolla Touring Sports is the optional two-tone color scheme with four colors available at launch. By two-tone they mean a black finished roof, roof pilars and a front lower grill surround combined with the vehicle's base color.
With the Corolla hatchback and Corolla wagon making their debut, it's only a matter of time until Toyota reveals the highly anticipated Corolla sedan.
The new Corolla Touring Sports will make its public debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.