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#1 corollamike

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

Found this interesting article over at The Truth About Cars:

http://www.thetrutha...chief-engineer/

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:20 PM

More...

http://www.thetrutha...u-cant-have-it/

I've heard the redesigned, UK-slated Auris will be on show at the Paris Auto Show this September. It may hold clues as to what's in store for the US.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:14 AM

Interesting. Sort of looks a lot chunkier, sits taller than the previous generation. Strong similarities in styling across the product line. Wondering how much different the North American bound units will look like.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:23 PM

From the looks of it, their new 'Rolla is a plumped-up Vitz (Yaris) sedan. The shift console looks the same, the instrument cluster looks the same, the spacing between the seats (and overall width of the interior) looks the same, and so on.

Riders in the back get more leg room, and up front, the windshield is rounded at its base, giving a "sense" of more space. I'd heard the next-gen models would be based on the new Yaris platform, and the reason for it, according to the chief engineer, is to bring the car back to compact-car dimensions--thereby giving their Japanese customers a tax break. He also added this new version is aimed at the 60+ demographic.

Looks to me Toyota have put the Corolla "out to pasture", in a manner of speaking. The new Yaris is as big inside as the 'Rolla used to be, and if you've noticed, yesterday's Camry is no larger than the Corolla is now. All Toyota USA would have to do is bring the telescoping wheel option (available in the UK, by the way) to the Yaris, and I'm sure it would drive the final nail in Matrix's coffin.

What I'd like to see is the UK Auris brought over here, and a sedan variant to sell alongside it, like Hyundai have done with the Elantra and Elantra GT.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:26 PM

Looks as though Toyota have relegated their version of the Corolla to ages 60+, while adding the Auris to their "Netz" dealership network for the younger crowd (and those who think 60 is just a number).

Didn't like the redesign at first, but it is growing on me. The new Auris is Toyota's answer to VW's Golf, and will be in Japanese and European dealerships by January 2013.

http://toyota.jp/auris/index.html
http://toyota.vo.lln...al/special.html

Edited by corollamike, 07 September 2012 - 05:30 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:52 PM

Hmm. Lots a lot like the Honda Civics - both in exterior and interior. Definitely a much bolder look for Toyota - given they pervasively conservative styling.