• Oct 22nd 2007 at 7:57AM
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UPDATE: We figured it out. The car below is the

Stranger things have happened, you know. We're about a week and a half away from the 2009 Toyota Corolla's official debut at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas, and media will get to preview the new small car this week. It could just be, however, that a dealer somewhere spilled the beans by accidentally publishing a pic of the new Corolla in its weekly circular. Do we think that's the case? Hardly. It's probably just a Toyota model of which we're not aware, perhaps a Camry derivative. But hey, we've been wrong before. Muchos gracias to anyone who can correctly identify the car if it is, in fact, a current model.

Thanks for the tip, Peter!

[Source: Carspace]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      It doesn't look like the Camry. MIGHT be the Corolla.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It IS the new Corolla. I'm Australian and I own one.

      Pics of my Corolla.



      Boring, yes, but improved on the old model.

      North America have to be one of the last markets in the world not to have even seen this car, let alone have it released for sale...
      • 7 Years Ago

      And I thought it would look like the be-trunked Impreza!

      • 7 Years Ago
      It is not unusual for newspaper ads to picture the wrong car on ads. Here in Sacramento the weekend ads for Fords sometimes show the Euro Focus... oh if only it were true.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes it's the new Corolla, but this is not an Australian ad. Aussies use the metric system officially so the reference to miles gives it away. Also, in Australia it's called the Toyota Ultima - but essentially the same car.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Um, it's called the Toyota Corolla. I saw a commercial for it like 15 minutes ago. I've lived in Australia all my life and have never heard of any car called the Toyota Ultima. It's an American ad where they just took pictures of the Corolla sedan from Australia/Europe to use in their own ad.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You're right. Seems I was talking out of my arse there. Ultima is actually just a Corolla trim level, according to the website. I've lived in Australia at some point too - I should know better. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you guys kidding me? You don't know what it is? For an automotive blog which has actually covered this car its pretty bad... its the new Corolla, which we likely will be getting here very soon. How could you say Camry?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whatever it is, it's nothing special.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just looks like more of the same boring type cars to me.... Yawn Toyota....
      • 7 Years Ago
      The car pictured in the ad is a European Toyota Corolla sedan. Nice car, nothing special though, you can buy it here (Hungary) with a 1.4 and 1.6 liter inline 4 petrol engines, and a 1.4 liter turbodiesel. In the past, the US and European Corollas were different models, now probably Toyota will sell the same car worldwide.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I work with Toyota and I can confirm that this is the new corolla to be unveilled in Vegas next week.
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