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Old 08-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Toyota says next Corolla to get even bigger transformation than Avalon

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One of America's blandest, yet best-selling cars will be less boring when its next generation arrives next year, Toyota officials promise.

Bill Fay, general manager for Toyota and Scion brands in the U.S., tells Ward's Auto that the Corolla will undergo an even more dramatic makeover than the Toyota Avalon recently underwent, which shocked us with its much svelter appearance at the New York Auto Show in April. Fay declines to get specific, but the move away from a conservative blueprint would be a marked change for Toyota's segment stalwart.

The Corolla received a modest redesign in 2007, but has been outpaced in style and feature points by most of its competition, including cars like the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra, all of which are newer and richer in feature count and refinement.

Even though the Corolla has never been known as car worthy of Fifth Avenue cruises, it has remained a nearly bulletproof competitor with legendary reliability. Perhaps not coincidentally, it is still one of the top-selling vehicles in America and was the best-selling compact last year.Toyota says next Corolla to get even bigger transformation than Avalon originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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Old 08-02-2012, 02:30 AM   #2
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I would guess they're talking about the 2014 model up and coming?

I found this information on the 2013 model from

http://http://www.insideline.com/toy...ice-hikes.html

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The 2013 Toyota Corolla gets a price increase for the new model year, making it more expensive than several of its chief competitors, including the 2013 Ford Focus and 2012 Honda Civic.

Consumers will also see an increase in the price of the 2013 Toyota Matrix, Sienna, Tacoma and Land Cruiser for the new model year.

The base 2013 Toyota Corolla L starts at $17,025, including a $795 destination charge, reflecting a $135 price increase over the base 2012 Toyota Corolla L. The 2012 Corolla L starts at $16,890, including a $760 destination charge. Toyota raised the shipping charge for the 2013 model year.

The uplevel 2013 Corolla S with a four-speed automatic transmission starts at $19,855, including shipping. It is $275 more expensive than the comparable 2012 Corolla S. In comparison, the base 2013 Ford Focus S sedan starts at $16,995, including a $795 destination charge. The 2013 Toyota Corolla is $30 more expensive than the Focus. The base 2012 Honda Civic DX sedan starts at $16,745, including a $790 destination charge. The 2013 Corolla is $280 more expensive than the Civic.
Talk about left to rot on the vine. 4 speed automatic transmission? Still? And no direct injection yet for 2013 I will assume. I don't know how one of the largest players in the automotive world could allow itself to slip so far behind the curve. Sure they have rock solid reliability...but the pluses pretty much end there.
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I'm sorry, I think Yota is playing it safe. They have a formula that has worked for a long time with their EFI. Just like they did with their engines. When they wanted a reliable car, they used tried and true engine designs like the 22R (2.4 SOHC).
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They're not going to implement big changes in the last model year of the generation. They'll just throw big incentives on the hood, which combined with the price increases should just give a perceived value boost instead of actual value, and sell them like crazy.
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I would guess they're talking about the 2014 model up and coming?

I found this information on the 2013 model from

http://http://www.insideline.com/toy...ice-hikes.html



Talk about left to rot on the vine. 4 speed automatic transmission? Still? And no direct injection yet for 2013 I will assume. I don't know how one of the largest players in the automotive world could allow itself to slip so far behind the curve. Sure they have rock solid reliability...but the pluses pretty much end there.
Most people want dead reliable, bland, unisprired, basic transportation. Many of the Toyota and Honda faithful do not even look at other vehicles. As long as it drives like and is reliable as thier 1994 Camry, they are happy.
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Toyota seems to be selling plenty of the current generation Corollas, although I know I wouldn't be caught dead in one. IMO a big shake up is exactly what the Corolla needs. Remember the 1980s, when the Corolla was a sedan, a (first RWD then later FWD) coupe, and a station wagon? When you could see the differences between trim levels? And the sporty models actually had some sport? Today's Corolla is the blandest vehicle on Earth.
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Toyota seems to be selling plenty of the current generation Corollas, although I know I wouldn't be caught dead in one. IMO a big shake up is exactly what the Corolla needs. Remember the 1980s, when the Corolla was a sedan, a (first RWD then later FWD) coupe, and a station wagon? When you could see the differences between trim levels? And the sporty models actually had some sport? Today's Corolla is the blandest vehicle on Earth.
I just saw a 30s-ish guy driving a brand new Corolla on the way to work this morning, still had the paper tag on it. I wanted to drag him out of the refrigerator, beat him about the head and shoulders and ask "Why?..... Why?????"
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Corollas were the only model of car I saw in Afghanistan. Some of them were pretty old. It's got to be one hell of a car to withstand third world roads, drivers, and mechanics. That's why Toyotas are the vehicle of choice in most sh!tholes around the world. If the next generation of Corolla is competitive with and not much more expensive than other C-class cars, it just might be the replacement for my Oldsmobile.
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I wonder if they'll ever make it decent to look at? The current one is FUGLY.
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I wonder if they'll ever make it decent to look at? The current one is FUGLY.
A lot of the things we're saying about the Corolla were said about the 2nd gen Focus. And Ford managed to turn that train around!

However, given that the current Camry has generally been regarded as behind the times upon landing in the marketplace, it may very well be that Toyota has lost its touch and can't offer a cutting edge product anymore.
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