Toyota Auris is the new Corolla

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  1. R1600Turbo

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  2. Turbo

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    Yup. Totally doesn't look like a mixture of all the other hatchbacks on the market.
     
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    Not as boring as the previous facelifted model. =)
     
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    I think it looks great. Got a lot of the 1st-gen Mazda 3. Hopefully the interior is better than in the outgoing model.
     
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    The profile looks a lot like the last-gen Mazda 3 & last-gen Mazda 2, come to think of it. IMO, this is one of Toyota's more successful implementations of their kind-of-out-of-control design language.
     
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    I did a crummy edit with gimp to see if it would look better with a smaller grill and a slight alternation to the headlights. Honestly, I think a smaller grill would benefit the style language, but that's just me.
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    See, the thing that bothers me is that Toyota called it a "World Premiere" at the Geneva Motorshow, and yet when I spoke to Toyota's employees at their stand, they had no information about it. Nothing. No interior, no engine specs, no trim specs, no release date. I wouldn't really call that a world premiere, or at least send out your employees with some info. It may as well have been a concept car. I really do like the way it looks.
     
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    I actually really like it... Not sad if the Corolla sedan is dead, but I wonder if that would affect the sales numbers. Then again, the crossover craze has people skipping compact sedans a lot. Especially in snowy regions. No one's buying the FWD only CH-R here...
     
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    This just proves my point even further.
     
  11. 05XR8

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    Love the minimalist interior. I'm tempted.
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    As a side, wonder how the new Mazda 3 interior will look. I hope this is a trend.
     
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    The nice interiors go in the Lexus usually, that's why this one looks the way it does.

    Perhaps in the US but in Europe and Australialand I'm pretty sure they've been interchangeable for the last 15-ish years?
     
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    I think it's moreso, the USA never got the Hatchbacks from the past 10 years.
    Please correct me, but the last Corolla Hatch I remember when living in the USA, was either the Chevy Nova thing or the FX-16.
     
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    The last one we got was during the mid-90's.

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    Yeah, but instead we got the Toyota Matrix and later the Scion iM which was a Toyota Auris.
     
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    Yeah, we never got the Toyota Seca. First time I saw this was back in 1998 on a trip to St. Thomas & St. Maarten. Wondered why it never made it to the States(mainland).
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    The next, we're these models. There's even a Levin ZR spec(not a "true" Levin, just has more amenities).
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    I guess the hatch wasn't high on the Toyota USA customer list.
     
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    The European Auris is coming with a new 2.0 hybrid. I'd be very tempted by one when it comes to change my Swift.
     
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    It will be rather interesting to see, if it's going to be a more performant version of the hybrid, given that the 2.5 Hybrid in the RAV, NX and IS is rather dull, I doubt that.
     
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    The new 2.0 Hybrid is producing a combined output of 180hp, which should provide more than enough potency for a standard hatchback. I wouldn't expect much in terms of driver engagement if it sticks with the same CVT as the less powerful 1.8 Hybrid.