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We're well aware that Toyota is hard at work on new "world car" that may be for sale domestically and abroad. Whether or not the images we've previously shown are that particular vehicle or the new Corolla is what's really important. So the folks over at Nihon Car & Bike have been relentlessly shoveling photos from Japanese cars mags into their scanner so we here in the States can speculate to our hearts content.

Japan-only, DRIVER magazine had a full four-page spread on a new Toyota called the "Orius" and judging from previous renderings, it shares a striking resemblance to what has been assumed to be the next-gen Corolla. The family likeness is an obvious nod to its larger and smaller siblings, the Camry and Yaris, with a blunt, curvaceous nose, flamey-surfaced head/taillights and wholey-unoffensive side panels.

Although the world car won't make it to our shores and there are a variety of other Corollas available throughout the globe, this does give us a glimpse as to what the future holds for one of the strongest selling compacts on the market.

The full mag scans are available after the jump.

[Source: Nihon Car & Bike]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      It's really hard to tell if it's too small but I think this may be the next Corolla. It's not smaller than the Yaris and it would seem illogical to slot a car between small and eenie meenie. The console is interesting but overall it's designed for the manufacture's ease of production and not for the consumer's sense of aesthetics. (in otherwords it's really bland).

      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, another one of those ugly new-style Toyota front ends.

      I guess Toyota had to do something to force people to buy the ES330 instead of the Camry.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can you believe this actually looks BETTER than the current Euro Corolla? IF, this is the next Corolla, I'm inclined to agree with the poster(s) who say this is the next EURO model. The Corolla is available there as a 3 door and 5 door hatch, NOT as the boring/conservative 4 door sedan we get in the U.S.
      • 8 Years Ago
      a previous autoblog post has this same car as supposedly the "next corolla!!" but as you can tell here its a "Netz" which is sold in japan: (http://www.toyota.co.jp/netz/top.html).

      this car is way too small to be the next corolla. way to jump to conclusions, guys.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "this car is way too small to be the next corolla. way to jump to conclusions, guys."

      Not only that, but Corollas in Japan have always had 'Corolla' in the name, even if it was known as something else ("Corolla Sprinter", "Corolla Spacio", etc.)
      • 8 Years Ago
      If that is the new Corolla, then the Honda Civic will dominate!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can anyone say Mazda 3 Rip-off?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its not bad, I love 5-door cars like that because they're so practical. However, I don't like the appearance of the front end. I like to walk into my garage and smile at the cars looking back. I wouldn't frown at this one but I wouldn't smile either, unless it returns rediculously good gas mileage.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Anyone notice that the "Orius" name is only one little letter away from "Prius"?
      Hmmm....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Snore.
      Giive me a European small car any day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Try Suzuki SX 4 rip-off complete with front A-Pillar ala Pontiac TranSport window. This will never compete with the new Civic on looks. The Yaris' big-brother proves that ugly runs in the family. Re-engineer this gene, Toyota!
      • 8 Years Ago
      .......and for my Canadian friends, I should have allowed that they often get a few models of Japanese and Korean cars that don't come south. So far, their economy and income level is still below ours. (tempted to insert a political comment about the present US Government here, but don't want to start something.)
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