We’ve been waiting for the unveiling of the new Toyota Corolla sedan for some time, ever since the hatchback was introduced in Geneva earlier this year. Well, we won’t have to wait for much longer, as Toyota has confirmed that the twelfth-generation C-segment model will finally debut at the Guangzhou Motor Show on November 16 – where it will also spawn a China-only Levin version.

Details are practically non-existent at this moment, but we’ve already learnt quite a bit from various spyshots and reports. From the development mules we’ve seen, the design will be heavily derived from the hatch – especially at the front end where the slim upper grille, massive lower grille and L-shaped headlights will be practically carried over from its tailgate-wearing twin.

It’ll be more conventional at the rear, with spyshots showing broad two-piece tail lights joined by a broad number plate garnish; these renders by Brazilian publication Auto Esporte show you what the overall design will look like. The images come from a report confirming a few key details about the car.

One of these details is that the sedan will forsake the 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine found in the hatchback, leaving the US-market’s 2.0 litre Dynamic Force direct-injected and naturally-aspirated mill to be the sole non-hybrid engine option, although you probably shouldn’t rule out the existing 1.8 litre and 2.0 litre Dual VVT-i engines to soldier on, at least in certain markets.

A hybrid model will also make its way to the Corolla sedan for the first time outside China, Toyota confirmed in August. This means that the four-door will feature at least one of the hatchback’s two hybrid powertrains, which are available with 1.8 or 2.0 litre petrol engines. Just like its hatch and wagon siblings, the new Corolla sedan will ride on the modular Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).

GALLERY: 2019 Toyota Corolla sedan spyshots