- Jul 11, 2006
Toyota delays new Corolla until 2008
Toyota cites the redistribution of engineering resources to ensure a smooth launch for the redesigned Camry as the main reason for the delay. Other automotive news outlets are speculating that the real reason is because Honda's new Civic has forced Toyota to go back to the drawing board.
For our part, we believe Toyota. The Honda Civic is currently enjoying a 17.1 increase in sales during the first half of the year, selling nearly 200,000 units. Clearly the Corolla can hold its own for one more year, which gives Toyota 365 more days to build a better Civic slayer.
[Source: Automotive News via The Detroit News]