Toyota Corolla Wagon drawingsThe hopes of car enthusiasts are often vain little things; bordering on irrational desires for technologies and form factors that the market has declined to buy in volume, at least in North America. Manual transmissions, diesel engines (although slightly more mainstream these days), compact pickup trucks and, of course, station wagons, are all variations on the well-worn theme here. And so, when we come across a rumor that one or more of these items from our wish list might be upcoming, and a surprise at that, we tend to get fairly amped.

Use that as background when you're considering just how many grains of salt to swallow with this latest Toyota Corolla rumor, which stems from a leaked schematic on the dealership level, and portends a wagon bodystyle for the new car.

One enthusiastic Autoblog reader and Toyota dealership employee recently stumbled upon the interior lighting schematic drawing you see inset here, which clearly identifies both the "4D" four-door sedan version of the 2014 Corolla, but also a long-roof "5D" car that is unimpeachably a station wagon (click to expand the image). The real question is, is it a Corolla?

What's possible, albeit disheartening, is that we're looking at a diagram for the European Auris Touring Sports model (pictured above), a car that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this past March. However, at least from the diagrams above, the D-Pillar doesn't look correct, and the nose doesn't seem quite "pointy" enough, for lack of a better word. It also doesn't explain why a US dealer would receive such information.

Just this week, we drove the 2014 Corolla (look for the review very soon), and at that launch event, Toyota spokespeople told us that there were no further bodystyles planned "at this time." That kind of language leaves the door open just a crack for a North American wagon. Still, with compact two-box competitors like the Kia Forte5, Mazda3 and Subaru Impreza rekindling our collective appetite for small wagons, perhaps the first Corolla attempt since the Nineties' 7th-generation E100 isn't so far-fetched after all.


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      Marcob
      • 1 Year Ago
      With the matrix being discontinued a real corolla wagon would finally make sense.
        SquareFour
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Marcob
        I said the same thing...I should've read further on. That'll learn me!
      theautojunkie
      • 1 Year Ago
      ....funny how most of the U.S. buyers thinks this is a new production vehicle for the Corolla platform(s). Throughout the car history, a wagon has been available through 11 generations of Corolla, just not here (U.S.)
      theautojunkie
      • 1 Year Ago
      .....makes sense or not, stop building the Matrix, build a Corolla Wagon....
      AM2
      • 1 Year Ago
      The schematic drawings are that of the smaller JDM Corolla Axio and Fielder. An easy giveaway is the more vertical A-pillar and the side mirrors that are mounted on the door instead of the triangle on the corner of the window frame. JDM Toyota Corolla Fielder. http://sportcarmagz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2013-Toyota-Corolla-Fielder.jpg
      chrismcfreely
      • 1 Year Ago
      They have always sold a carolla wagon here. Why would this "rumor" be taken with a grain of salt? It would be more surprising for them to NOT replace the matrix.
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      Um, this already exists in Europe. They're all over the place as taxis. Is this article stating that it may be available in N/A?
      Bill
      • 1 Year Ago
      This would not surprise me. For all the enthusiast lust, wagons appeal to boring people too. A Corolla would be perfect for middle and boomer-aged empty nesters, on a budget, who need a versatile vehicle with room for their yappy dogs, yet an Outback is too pricey and too big for them and they don't need AWD. A car thats, y'know, kind of like a Matrix. I hate Toyotas, but if they had a Corolla wagons with decent equipment, and were priced as good as the sedans are, I just might look at it.
      nick_318is
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who cares? Toyota Corolla = boring, Toyota Corolla Wagon = Super boring.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nick_318is
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      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ahhh... but will it have that retro-inspired 4 speed automatic? Sorry, couldn't resist!
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this is a reality, for those of you who claim they would buy a wagon, you better have this in your driveway and stop making excuses.
        jf.bouchard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @CadiVetteFerrari
        Hang on, it has to be the right wagon. You don't see many Suzuki Esteem wagons for a reason, the base car has to be actually good.
          jf.bouchard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jf.bouchard
          Well, it depends how you define "good". It does represent a good value, so in that sense it is a good car. You are on Autoblog though, so a good car has a different meaning :)
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jf.bouchard
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      friend
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am so excited about the new Toyota Corolla Wagon!
      mylz
      • 1 Year Ago
      uhh it looks just ike a prius so what would be the point of making a corolla wagon? unless the wagon cost a lot less than the prius v it could make senese. but this thing is just ugly
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