The Toyota Corolla is known for its conventional looks, but a new special edition model hopes to change the script. For 2020, the sedan and hatch receive a Nightshade Edition with blacked-out exterior accents. Other updates have also been announced for the Corolla Hatchback.
Corolla sedan and hatchback enter the darkness for the 2020 model year. Both Corolla Nightshade versions are based on the SE grade with the CVT and get black-out badging, grilles, mirror caps, window trim, rocker panels, door handles, spoilers, shark-fin antennas, diffuser inserts, and 18-inch wheels. The hatchback adds a black inner headlight frame in front and a black lower spoiler in back.
Buyers are able to option the package on the sedan in Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, and Black Sand Pearl. On the hatchback, instead of Black Sand Pearl, the third color is Midnight Black Metallic. The Nightshade sedan lists for $22,750 before a $945 destination charge, for a total of $23,705 after destination, $700 more than the standard SE trim. The Nightshade hatch runs $23,245 after destination, which is $900 more than the hatchback SE.
There will also be an enhanced cargo space option, which removes the spare tire and lowers the cargo floor. This adds six cubic feet of cargo capacity, which the Corolla sorely needed. If you opt for the enhanced cargo space option, Toyota will include a tire repair kit in lieu of a spare tire.
2020 also brings some important changes to the Corolla Hatchback. Apple CarPlay was already available in 2019 but the 2020 model will now add Android Auto on all grades. Sirius XM radio, previously an optional extra, will now be standard on SE and XSE.