India-bound Toyota Corolla facelift to get 1.2T engine in China


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Same engine will be offered in the Toyota C-HR as well.

The 2016 Toyota Corolla (facelift) was revealed in March and had its world premiere in Russia last week. According to a report from, Toyota will introduce a small turbocharged engine in the facelifted Toyota Corolla range.

Toyota 1.2-litre turbocharged engine at Auto China 2016Toyota 1.2-litre turbocharged engine at Auto China 2016
The facelifted Toyota Corolla will get the 8NR-FTS 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine.

The report says that the new turbocharged engine to be offered in the facelifted Toyota Corolla will be the 8NR-FTS 1.2-litre inline four-cylinder petrol unit that debuted in the Toyota Auris. It was recently showcased at Auto China 2016, and is planned to be offered in the Toyota C-HR compact crossover that goes on sale in Japan in December.

In the Auris, the 1,197 cc engine produces 85 kW (114 hp/116 PS) at 5,200-5,600 rpm and 185 Nm of torque 1,500 rpm-4,000 rpm, and can be had with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission.

2016 Toyota Corolla (facelift) front quarter Live Images
The 8NR-FTS which debuted on the Toyota Auris has been confirmed for the Toyota C-HR too.

Also See: 2016 Toyota Corolla (facelift) vs older model – Old vs New

The China-spec Toyota Corolla is currently offered with the 1ZR-FE 1.6-litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine that develops 138 hp at 6,400 rpm and 173 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm and the 2ZR-FE Dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine that produces 120 hp at 6,000 rpm and 154 Nm of torque at 5,200 rpm.


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