Toyota Corolla Touring Sports officially revealed

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports officially revealed

Toyota has released the first few photos of the new Toyota Corolla Touring Sports, which is essentially the estate version of the Corolla Hatchback introduced earlier this year. The model was created and developed in Europe, and will make its first public debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show.

Styling-wise, the Corolla estate looks almost identical to the hatchback from the front. It is only from the side that the enhanced boot space becomes apparent, accompanied by a sweeping roofline and muscular rear shoulders. The rear features taillights that don’t look that much different in shape from the hatch, along with a windscreen that isn’t too steeply raked.

While there are some similarities, Toyota claims the model isn’t just a variation of the hatchback thanks to the adoption of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) GA-C platform. In fact, the Corolla Touring Sports has a wheelbase of 2700 mm, which is 60 mm longer than the hatch. The platform allows for the adoption of adaptive variable suspension for better comfort.

Meanwhile, the cabin is awash with familiar cues from the hatch, including the layout of the dashboard. A large, free-standing touchscreen infotainment unit dominates the centre just above the car’s climate controls. A prominent chrome strip is seen exiting both sides of the display, meeting with the rectangular instrument binnacle on the driver’s side.

The design of the steering wheel and centre console appear to be unchanged from the hatch as well, with the latter accommodating the gearshift lever, electronic parking brake and brake auto hold function. A shot of the vehicle’s boot with the rear seats folded down showcases the superior cargo-carrying capability of the estate relative to the hatch. According to Toyota, the cargo hold has a VDA capacity of 598 litres with the seats upright.

The longer wheelbase contributes to a front to rear seat couple distance of 928 mm, and the company claims best-in-class rear seat passenger legroom. Other highlights include a 3D driver’s metre, premium heads-up display, JBL GreenEdge premium sound system and wireless mobile phone charging.

As for engine options, a 1.2 litre turbo petrol unit (116 hp) is joined by two hybrid powertrains – 1.8 litre (122 hp) and 2.0 litre (180 hp). This is the same as what is available for the Corolla Hatchback (previously known as the Auris) in European markets.

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Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Vmax Brakes on Sep 04, 2018 at 5:21 pm

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    • homecoming of caldina gtt

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      • nosushi on Sep 04, 2018 at 9:18 pm

        Nothing is amazing, save petrol for later expensive batery

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        • xDiavel on Sep 05, 2018 at 10:28 am

          a taller & go everywhere SUV like Boyue wayy more practical…

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      • Pilihanraya Kalah Teruk on Sep 05, 2018 at 8:36 am

        Toyota is best seller all over the world. This is why Myvi does super well because it uses a Toyota engine. This is amazing.

        Amazing is not running in debts and begging billions in bailout and still paying management top big bucks despite company losing millions per day

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  • hmm.. A new Wish perhaps

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    • Wish is a 7-seater MPV still being produced by Toyota. This Corolla Touring Sports is closer to the discontinued Caldina, both being 5-seater wagons. The Caldina did have performance-oriented model, the GT-Four. Wonder if the Corolla will have a successor to that.

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      • Donald on Sep 05, 2018 at 10:41 am

        the Corolla superb in Gazoo perf kit.

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      • Karam singh on Sep 05, 2018 at 11:41 am

        Caldina is actually a wagon based on Corona wagon. Which is a C segment car some 15 years ago. Corolla wagon (used to be known as Corolla Fielder). The corona was replaced by Avensis but sales for caldina was ended due to low demand (yes, low demand in Japan and some other market).

        Corolla has grown in size closer to Camry which means the avensis/corona basically has no market in ASEAN, a similar case to Nissan Sylphy

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  • 25or6to4 on Sep 04, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Return of the legendary caldina!

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  • Eh why so little hp the 1.8l hybrid. Honda Jazz Hybrid makes like what, 130 something hp kot.

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    • Look at the torque. And the type of gearbox. Car buyers do not need top end power for normal daily use (ask any civic 1.5TC owner) but they will appreciate strong low end delivery giving the car a user friendly drive

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  • we won’t be getting it
    as the market is gravitating towards SUVs

    UMW would only assemble what sells….
    harriers, alphards and vellfires are exceptions cuz even though they are pricey imported , its still a very popular choice with strong residuals and image…

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  • Avante on Sep 05, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Good model to compete with 2018 Honda Jade RS

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  • Ten tricks for wage earners to buy a car:-
    1) the price of buying a car not exceed two years of the annual income.
    2) buy a car, don’t compare, because the money is limited, the good car is unlimited.
    3) the powerful engine is useless in the urban areas at this stage.
    4) if it is not a mature model, the new model should be bought later.
    5) family car must consider space.
    6) useless features and fancy facilities will only increase the cost and the chance of faulty.
    7) at any time, the freshness of the car will not exceed three months.
    8) to purchase cars that just cut prices will reduce losses.
    9) modification and increase the configuration of facilities do what capable to do.
    10) give full consideration to fuel consumption and maintenance costs as well as the price of accessories.

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  • Henry on Sep 05, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Station-wagon/Touring/Estate is a dying automotive genre. I like wagons but it is not readily available here. I still remember the Nissan AD Resort I had.

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    • John kalah on Sep 05, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Maybe in malaysia yes, but still strong in Japan and Europe. That’s why there is this corolla wagon, a Camry wagon and Mazda 6 among many others from Japan and cars like peugoet 308 and 508 wagon to complement its SUV and MPV line up.

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  • Afeeq on Sep 05, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Toyota has been killing the game

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  • This design doesn’t’ work for me. I only love uncle-uncle car design. Hail VW.

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