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Old 11th October 2006, 23:02   #31
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Rear view :




Also launched a station wagon version called fielder[where did they get this name..]

the detailed pics at:
http://paultan.org/archives/2006/10/...ched-in-japan/

also:
http://www.carview.co.jp/magazine/ph...efault.asp?p=6

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Old 11th October 2006, 23:26   #32
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I bought the Corolla 2006 with some stiff opposition from my family(due to the price mainly). One drive to Conoor from bangalore including a rather long continuous drive back via Mettupalyam, Coimbatore, Salem, Krishnagiri had them more sold onto the car than me. The trip included my 2.5 year old son who enjoyed his back seat territory no end.
The back seat is fabulous, especially if you are out on a long drive or over bad roads (people who have travelled through bandipur and between Ooty and Coonoor will vouch for that).
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isnt the corolla brand sheleved??? i thought somewhere i read this???
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isnt the corolla brand sheleved??? i thought somewhere i read this???
It'll be soon named Auris or something like that. They've already shown concepts in Paris auto show with that badge.
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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/2230883.cms

Wonder when it will be coming to India. I believe the Indian market is ready for an expensive hatch if its worth the money!
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isnt auris the one replacing the corola everywhere..
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I didnt find the new exciting any better than the current one. ITs two confused , following no traditional lines or curves. Not a great looker. In other words ..Disappointing after their Camry.

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Here are the official pictures for the final production version of the Toyota auris:

http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm...auris-revealed
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It looks pretty neat I thought. The next gen Corolla (or whatever it will be called) will be the 2008 model which will probably ship around Aug '07 timeframe. I personally think the Auris trims can complete with the Civic. They need something a lot more sexy for sure.

Toyota wants to sell this primarily in Europe and US. The hatch sales are picking up like never before in the US and the Auris fits the bill well especially with its fuel efficiency.
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What happens to the yaris hatch then?
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Old 24th October 2006, 14:24   #42
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Although the Yaris was more successful than the Echo, it never really took off even with gas prices at the levels they are. The Auris might/should replace it going forward. Also, Auris boasts of a wheelbase of 2600mm!!
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However nice it looks, Equus, i'm personally not convinced that the Auris is anywhere near ready for India's C-segment hatch market.

For example, take the SRV. Looks great (very very subjective, so DON'T even tread there guys!) for me and loads of others, ample space, comes with good enough goodies with its package... But it didn't really take off! Hell, i've seen more beemers around town than this thing!

Me thinks expensive + hatch don't really go hand-in-hand for our Indian mindset. Not as yet atleast.

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Well, we dont have to continue to guess for long since Toyota seems to have waken up and will have 3 new models for India in the years ahead. Lets wait and watch
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Default New Corolla for beijing = Mini Camry




Not to be confused with the previously launched Corolla Axio/Fielder duo which serves the JDM market, the new Corolla[Chinese market] is 4,540mm long, 1,760mm wide and 1,490mm tall. This means it’s grown 10mm longer and 55mm wider than the current Corolla Altis - being significantly wider the car will likely lose it’s current tall and unstable looks, giving the driver more confidence in the handling ability of the car.

You’ll also find Toyota’s new flagship 1.8 liter Dual VVT-i engine under the hood. Although the new 2ZR-FE comes with a new CVT gearbox option, the Corolla for the Chinese market will come with either a 4-speed auto or a 6-speed manual.




Ps:

Source and more pics:
New Toyota Corolla Altis Preview at Beijing 2006


Corolla new engine vs old:
New flagship 1.8 liter powerplant for Toyota
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