It looks pretty good, it’s going to get a 6 speed manual with rev matching and it will likely have plenty of power for its size. It’s got a 2.0 engine that will be shared with the recently announced Lexus UX and while they haven’t released power figured for the Corolla it makes 168 hp and 151 lbs-ft in the lexus. Given that this is going to probably be well below 3000 lbs...that should be plenty. plus being NA it should be more linear and actually return real fuel economy benefits.
Its also got real suspension in the rear (multilink) so that bodes well. I’m not saying is an ST or GTI but I would bet that wringing this thing out would be a lot of fun. here’s hoping!