• Aug 30, 2006
Although the new Corolla won't be seen for another two years, a couple of graining photos showed up yesterday which foretell the future of Toyota's "compact" sedan.

The styling is obviously influenced by the Yaris, with a few cues swiped from the current Camry to add some family resemblance. We can expect the new Corolla to grow in every conceivable dimension, as the new MC platform, which will underpin many upcoming Toyota models, allows a large degree of flexibility. Rumors of a coupe offering are also circulating.

Power will likely come from a 2-liter, inline-four, with approximately 150 hp being channeled through either a five- or six-speed manual, with the option of a CVT over the standard slushbox. Suspension upgrades will probably include the ditching of the rear torsion beam setup in favor of a new multi-link arrangement.

A rear, three-quarters shot is available after the jump.

[Source: The Hollywood Extra]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Blech. I hope it's a photochop of a Yaris. MotorTrend's drawing was worlds better. When's the supposed release date now? It was initially spring '07, is it pushed all the way to '08? I thought it was Fall '07 now... If it's '08, then they have to call it an '09 model.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can anyone say Yaris
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oooh, I'm impressed ... NOT! This is getting to be a joke from them. People say that GM has some bad designs, but this is just hideous.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes, the design looks ugly and not at all futuristic. Toyota has to get new brains in their design team.
      • 8 Years Ago
      uhm, Corolla hatchback (in pictures here) will be officially unveiled in less than 30 days, during Paris Auto show. It will start selling 3 months after that in Japan and Europe - so it is definetly not far away.

      US version will be powered by 132hp 1.8 double VVTi engine (brand new ZR series), as already stated previously in Toyota PR's.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've always felt that as well as Toyota's doing right now, if they could figure out how to consistently create a clean, exciting design across their lineup, they'd be completely unstoppable.

      Looks like that's still not happening.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Toyota is committed to eradicating insomnia.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yikes, that's an ugly car. It reminds me of the first time I saw a Daewoo, I remember it just LOOKS like a immense pile of cheap crap. I don't think even toyota engineering and brand status can help this thing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      put a moveable headlight in the new camry logo and you get a 1949 tucker, without the light you get a 1949 studebaker champion. but this corolla is just plain ugly. thank god it's for the uk, (we hope) they would'nt know a well styled car if one bit them in the arse.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      please tell me there'd be a regular sedan version too...i actually like the current Corolla-S quite a bit.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dare say the new Elantra looks better Yaris Senior here.

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