Published on June 29th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair


Toyota Launches the Corolla Sport in Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the launch of the new Corolla Sport in Japan. An Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) Corolla is scheduled for release in August.


A circular framed structure captures the body openings. The highly rigid body delivers a high quality and stable driving experience.

Suspension absorbers

The suspension uses a MacPherson Strut suspension for the front and double wishbone suspension for the rear. Newly developed absorbers underwent 600 tests using different combinations of oils and components to achieve a comfortable drive and responsive steering.

The Corolla Sport is the first Toyota brand front-engine front-drive vehicle in Japan using Linear-solenoid-type AVS. Linear-solenoid-type AVS instantly adjusts the damping force for each wheel according to road surface and driving conditions to deliver a comfortable and luxurious drive on any road surface condition.

Easy handling, ranked top in the C-segment hatchback class, supported by a 5.1-meter minimum turning radius.


1.8-liter Hybrid Engine (2ZR-FXE)
Mounted with a hybrid system that balances both outstanding fuel efficiency of 34.2 kilometers*10 per liter (fuel efficiency in JC08 test cycle driving) and the fun of driving.

1.2-liter Direct-injection Turbo Engine (8NR-FTS)
Direct-injection turbo engine delivers powerful acceleration and generates maximum torque over a wide rpm range from low speeds.


Gasoline turbo and CVT vehicles feature 10-speed sport sequential shiftmatic mode for a fun drive.

Drive mode select

Drive mode select allows drivers to select the best driving mode based on the driving conditions and their individual preferences. Multiple driving modes increase excitement.

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