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Production of the E110 Corolla started in May 1995. The design of the car was slightly altered throughout but retained a look similar to that of the E100. In 1998, for the first time, some non-Japanese Corollas received the new 1ZZ-FE engine. The new engine was the first in a Toyota to have an aluminum engine block and aluminum cylinder heads, which made this generation lighter than the E100 Corolla. The model range began to change as Toyota decided styling differences would improve sales in different markets.
The twelfth generation Corolla in hatchback body style was unveiled as a pre-production model in March 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show as the Auris. The North American production version of the Corolla Hatchback was unveiled on 28 March 2018 at the New York International Auto Show, with the official details and photos revealed on 22 March 2018. The Corolla Hatchback was launched in Japan on 27 June 2018 as the Corolla Sport. The Corolla Hatchback went on sale in the United States in mid-July 2018, and was later launched in Australia on 7 August 2018. Production of the European market Corolla Hatchback began on 14 January 2019, and sales began in the UK in February 2019 and across Europe in March 2019.
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Most models now used the front wheel drive layout except the AE85 and AE86, which were to be the last Corollas offered in the rear wheel drive or FR layout. The AE85 and AE86 chassis codes were also used for the Sprinter (including the Sprinter Trueno). The Sprinter was nearly identical to the Corolla, differing only by minor body styling changes such as pop-up headlights.
The name Corolla is part of Toyota's naming tradition of using names derived from the Toyota Crown for sedans, with "corolla" Latin for "small crown". The Corolla has always been exclusive in Japan to Toyota Corolla Store locations, and manufactured in Japan with a twin, called the Toyota Sprinter until 2000. From 2006 to 2018 in Japan and much of the world, and since 2018 in Taiwan, the hatchback companion has been called the Toyota Auris.
If slow and steady wins the race, the Corolla takes the checkered flag. The only noteworthy aspects of its uninspired engine and transmission options are an available manual transmission and a more powerful LE Eco model. For a more involved driving experience, opt for the stick shift, but don't expect anything transformative. Buyers seeking a semblance of peppiness should look at any other competitor.
As with the new Corolla hatchback, what's most commendable about the Corolla sedan is the vast, across-the-board improvement over its predecessor. It looks better, drives better, and feels better inside—not that there was really anywhere to go but up from the outgoing Corolla sedan's lackluster driving dynamics, cheap interior, and wonky exterior design.
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But even though the Corolla sedan's intentions lie solidly in the mainstream, it still throws enthusiasts a bone with an available manual transmission. The six-speed stick, which even has standard rev-matching capability, comes only in the SE model and pairs with the more powerful of the two engine options, a 169-hp 2.0-liter inline-four that's standard in the sporty-ish SE and XSE trims. We enjoyed rowing this gearbox despite its throws being longer than we'd like; it reminded us of the simple joys of shifting econoboxes from the past. The engine is willing to rev to the upper reaches of the tachometer, but we did sometimes miss the torquey midrange punch of the Corolla's turbocharged competitors, especially when this 2.0-liter is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission, which exacerbates its buzzy nature at higher revs.
The Corolla is a safety superstar, with an abundance of standard driver-assistance features and top marks in crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named it a Top Safety Pick for 2018, and it earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). Those looking for the safest and cheapest car in this class can feel confident in making this choice. Key safety features include:
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