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Next generation Corolla promises to be radically different

By SYF77 on 10 Aug 2012

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If you can't sleep at night, perhaps picturing of an image of the current Corolla Altis in your mind might help. This is how "interesting" the styling of the car is. However, this is set to change hopefully. 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 recently launched Toyota Avalon.

It appears that the Japanese giant has finally awoken. Toyota's Corolla has been compared to a washing machine, that is simple, reliable, but not something that stirs any sort of emotion. Rival cars such as the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3 could have forced the Toyota designers to perhaps even throw away their old drawing board. From far, the current 10th generation Corolla Altis does not look much different from its previous generation especially from the rear view.

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The eleventh generation of the JDM version of the Corolla, the Axio, went on sale in Japan in May 2012. I believe it would not be long before we see what Toyota has up its sleeve for the international markets. Apart from a radically new design, the Corolla would need a radically new drivetrain for it to keep up with the competition. First and foremost, the 4-speed automatic gearbox has to be expelled from the engine compartment.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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High_octane Aug 10 2012 06:59 PM
Hey look at the Nissan Murano Sedan... oh wait... its a Toyota!
Lazymayday Aug 11 2012 07:51 AM
nvm what he mumbo he promise, is there going to be at least a basic rev meter in axio this time?
Fastfive1 Aug 11 2012 11:02 AM
Still looks like s--t
Fastfive1 Aug 11 2012 11:02 AM
Still looks like s--t
StrikeX105 Aug 11 2012 11:05 AM
I drove a 2008 axio...and all I can say about the 2013 Axio is that the interior looks good but the exterior looks like the current generation impreza...
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