Toyota Alters Corolla, Yaris Lineup, Adding Thriftier Engines
March 26, 2018—While many other automakers have concentrated on boosting their truck and SUV production recently, Toyota recently announced it has revamped a pair of its small-car models.
The tweaks mean that both the Yaris and the Corolla will both be widely available as either a sedan or a hatchback.
Toyota’s economy cars are expected to have a thrifty, 1.5-liter engine that produces 106 horsepower. The vehicles should be capable of 30 miles per gallon in the city and 39 mpg on highways.
The Corolla Hatchback will now be slightly larger than the outgoing Corolla iM, namely in width, and an inch lower; by lowering the hood by an inch, Toyota claims it will allow for increased visibility for drivers.