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Toyota will begin selling their newest iteration of the Corolla in Japan later this month and the image above is a stark departure from the recently debuted Auris concept in Paris. The new JDM Corolla is a subtle redesign and will not form the basis for future sedans sold stateside, which will draw more cues from the Auris and come equipped with a 2-liter engine.

The JDM version comes in two flavors – the Axio for the sedan and the Fielder for the wagon version. Power will come from a 1.8-liter inline-four, fitted to the automaker's Super CVT-i gearbox and will come standard with trick features, including electric-folding rear seats and backup camera. High-performance variants will include all-wheel-drive, with lesser models coming standard with a 1.5-liter engine and five-speed manual.

[Source: Toyota.co.jp and Motor Authority]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Same boring design...

      Toyota should take some lessons with the guys at Honda, or with the guys that designed the Supra, Celica, etc.

      Anyway, good to hear about the electric-folding seats and the backup camera.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yawn!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it looks great. It does better at achieving the look that the Mercury Milan was going for. Classy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A four-door Scion tC!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The jelly-bean-shape of (most) new cars continues... and it will continue until people stop buying these uninspired, ugly cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Okay, if your objective is to buy a small car, why would you want to buy the 'biggest' small car? The Nissan Versa commercial is stupid, the "largest rear legroom in it's class" which means what? Bigger car? Why not just advertise your new Nissan Sentra as the world LARGEST mini... STUPID !!!!
      GO CIVIC !!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "...and doesn't look half bad. Laugh all you want, its still going to be a huge hit to Toyota once they bring it over to America."

      Half bad!!! Is this what the industry is coming to?? Is mediocre styling what the masses demand? America's love for the automobile has truly died, can we have a moment of silence.............
      "...and doesn't look half bad. Laugh all you want, its still going to be a huge hit to Toyota once they bring it over to America."

      Half bad!!! Is this what the industry is coming to?? Is mediocre styling what the masses demand? America's love for the automobile has truly died, can we have a moment of silence.............
      • 8 Years Ago
      At least the entire front hood is not shaped over the emblem, like on the Camry/Yaris. That feature has got to go, and fast! Rest of the car looks bland, if a bit luxurious (Milan grille). It will sell like crazy to those who want an nice appliance. Toyota knows what they are doing. Proof? Current Corolla sales numbers. Is this car for the enthusiast (us)? No way.
      • 8 Years Ago
      AB-SO-LUTE-LY HIDEOUS. Next to the Civic, Sonata and new Sentra this thing is an eyesore.

      Honey, they shrunk my Mercury Mystique!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh great the new Camry... no wait..Corolla is here...
      • 8 Years Ago
      "its still going to be a huge hit to Toyota once they bring it over to America."

      Once they get the quality up in their home market first so it could attempt to be a high quality car here
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess everyone missed that they are available with AWD in Japan. How I'd love to see that feature here.
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