If you’ve been around lately, you might have heard a thing or two about the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. The platform underpins newer Toyota cars such as the Camry and CH-R, and with it comes a much improved ride and handling performance.
At the launch of the 12th-generation Toyota Corolla, we had the opportunity to have a little taste of the new C-segment sedan down the winding roads of Genting Highlands. Can the TNGA magic transform the Toyota Corolla?
Along with refreshed looks, the 12th-generation Toyota Corolla is built completely from the ground up on the TNGA platform. As part of the new platform, the Toyota Corolla features a double wishbone suspension set up at the rear, paired with MacPherson struts in front.
The TNGA platform also promises better visibility out of the cabin with repositioned side-view mirrors and lowered dashboard, as well as improved cabin space.
The Toyota Corolla comes with a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine under the hood, generating 139 hp and 172 Nm of torque. Paired with a 7-speed sequential Shiftmatic CVT gearbox, drive from the powerplant is sent to the front wheels.