The next Corolla, with BMW engines?
In Japan, rumors indicate that the Japanese firm could use propellants from the German. Thus, the range would have gasoline units with turbo and up to 180 HP, and a hybrid option.
The next generation of the Corolla would be ready in 2018, at least in Japan. Based on that forecast, the media of Japan already speculate with a possible collaboration technique between Toyota and BMW.
In this way, the possible new alliance between the Japanese firm and the German automaker (already have other agreements) could define how the technical title of the future model of the former one will be composed.
Thus, the engines of the next Corolla would be two gasoline with turbo, one with 1.2 liter and 118 horse, another 1.5 liter with 180 horse and even an option with the largest as part of a hybrid set.
The new model would have another big difference compared to the current Corolla: the use of the platform Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which is present in the Prius.
It is too early to know if the rumors coming from Japan become reality, and whether the new specifications will be applied to the model produced in Brazil, which has differences compared to the Asian.
In the region, the model passes through the eleventh generation, which expects a redesign (as presented in markets such as Russia) that would be built just next year.
The Corolla uses the gasoline engine 1.8/16v with VVT-i system of the Japanese motor. Delivers 140 horsepower, 173 Nm of torque and combined with the six-speed manual gearbox or CVT automatic, with continuously variable system.