COROLLA COPS SMALL BOOT
The new Corolla is an ‘Oh, what a disappointing feeling’. While the Corolla may now have the largest footprint for width and length for its class, it now has the class-poorest rear passenger space and sub-class 217L luggage capacity. The roof should have been raised by 40mm to open up interior space, not reduced by 40mm.
Lowering the roof by 40mm results in the driver seat being also lowered to reclaim head room. The driver seat then has to be slid back to restore driver leg room thus eating into rear passenger leg room. The lowered and sloping roof eats into rear passenger head room. Luggage capacity is compromised by the sloping roof, high boot floor and IRS intrusion.
And a space-saver spare in the mid-spec Corolla and no spare wheel in the high-spec Corolla is not acceptable.
Now that the Corolla is a better driver’s car, with a smaller interior, maybe it should be marketed as a 2+2?