Corolla (Toyota)

Jun 04, 2019

Hankook Tire announced it has started providing original equipment tires to the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla built in the U.S. Beginning in April, the new Corolla is being fitted with Hankook Tire’s Kinergy GT, a premium grand touring all-season tire for all roads, in size 205/55R16 91H H436. Hankook Tire has been supplying original equipment tires to Corolla since 2013 and will be continuing onto the new model as well. Hankook Tire has also been supplying Kinergy GT tires to the 2018 Toyota Camry, another car built in the U.S. With the addition of the 2020 Corolla, Hankook Tire continues to strengthen its ventures both in the U.S. and Japan, in line with the company’s continuous strategic global expansion. (From a press release on June 4, 2019)

May 29, 2019

On May 25, local media reported that Toyota do Brasil will take actions to adjust production at its Sorocaba plant in Brazil that will include voluntary resignations, as well as reducing temporary contract employees.
Toyota expects to end 340 jobs by the end of June to fit the current market situation, although no mention has been made of ending three-shift production at the plant.
With nearly 3,000 employees, the Sorocaba plant, which produces Etios and Yaris models, has been affected by the drop in exports to the Argentine market.
There is no change of plans in the factories of Indaiatuba plant, which produces the Corolla, nor the Porto Feliz plant, which builds engines for the Etios, Yaris, and Corolla.
(multiple sources on May 25-27, 2019)

(Fenabrave press release on May 27, 2019)

May 23, 2019

On May 22, Euro NCAP publishes the safety ratings of seven new vehicles, among which three have made their first appearance this year: Audi’s first fully electric model, the e-tron, Volkswagen T-Cross and the hybrid Lexus UX. Euro NCAP also releases the results of the new Mazda 3, the Renault Clio V, and the latest Toyota Corolla and RAV4.
All seven cars achieved the maximum five-star rating against the latest test requirements.

Euro NCAP Press Release