2021 Toyota Corolla Review, Hatchback, Sedan, and Release Date. 2021 Toyota Corolla comes next year as upgraded version of already redesigned and very popular sporty hatchback. The last version has been fully upgraded, there is still space for novelties, which Toyota never forget on. This version is still similar to the last year model, but this time it should follow high market demands in design and cabin equipment. It proves that the manufacturer has not forgotten sedan class, along with the large SUV class of the models.
After the recent redesign, it is pretty much certain that the 2021 Toyota Corolla will continue in the same way. This legend still dominates the market and there are tons of good reasons for that. We are pretty sure that the Japanese manufacturer won’t stop with this redesign and that changes are about to come with the second-production year.
Allegedly, we are about to see a new hybrid powertrain in the offer, which is already available in Europe and offers an amazing balance between power and fuel economy. Other than that, the 2021 Toyota Corolla should be reinforced with a couple of new standard features. The rest of the vehicle is expected to carry on in the same way, so don’t count on any earlier arrival.
At the moment, there are two gasoline engines in the offer and we don’t expect bigger changes for the next year. Of course, there is a well-known 1.8-liter unit, which delivers around 140 horsepower. There is also a newer 2.0-liter engine with around 170 horsepower. With such engines, the Corolla definitely isn’t fast. On the other side, the fuel economy is excellent. No matter the engine choice, it easily goes over 30 mpg in the city and close to 40 mpg on the highway.
Things are even better with the hybrid version. An old 121-hp powertrain is still in the offer. It’s not very powerful but ensures unparalleled fuel economy, which in any situation goes way over 50 miles per gallon. A new hybrid powertrain is expected in the future, with a max output of more than 180 horsepower.
The engine that comes in 2021 Toyota Corolla is actually well-known petrol model seen in last year version of Corolla. It is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol model that produces 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. This is actually a continuation in the strength and size of the engine that last year model started.
For the buyers that find this model too weak for the sporty hatchback, there could be found another new version, a brand new hybrid engine with much more strength and power. Experts claim that it could be the same hybrid engine that is used in the current Toyota Prius. It could come in combination with the CVT transmission as the previous model.
The design of the 2021 Toyota Corolla is visibly upgraded from the last model, but retaining details that this car is known to. There is very large grille with modernly designed lights and surely one of the most popular black additions on the front bumper. The rear end is modernized, with new details on the trunks door and modernly designed taillights. The car has 15-inch wheels as only in offer. Other similar models like Ford Focus should be withdrawn in years to come, leaving the space for Corolla to grow
There is great new cabin inside of 2021 Toyota Corolla, significantly changed in design, but retaining the popular details and upgraded technology, inherited from the last year model. Along with 8-inch touchscreen and six-speaker sound system, the manufacturer offers iPod and Apple CarPlay connection, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB ports and well-known Toyota’s Siri Eyes Free system.
Higher trims will be even more functional, with upgraded Safety Sence 2.0 suite, lane keep assistant, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. When it comes to the design, it should be similar to the previous model, with 8 new colors as optional. The manufacturer has not prepared packages, so you will make your own combination of the equipment and colors when buying.
2021 Toyota Corolla Release Date and Price
2021 Toyota Corolla should be finally made in April 2020, while the first models will be on the market two months after. The price should not be much different from the last year model, meaning that the base model could cost around $21,000 with the optional increasing in the price of a few thousands of dollars.
Predictions say that next seven years are the most important for the model, since there are numerous changes in design and engine in competition, but also withdrawing some of the very popular models on the market. Even the manufacturer can not be sure how long this version should be on the market in the future.