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Old 08-05-2007, 09:56 AM
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I know but I didn't make myself clear enough, I meant the Auris could have been an alternative to the Corolla in Europe.

I think it's just that I don't quite understand what you're saying since the Auris IS the Corolla Hatchback (as in if the Corolla hatchback were still to be named the Corolla, there would be no Auris, hence this isn't an alternative, this is a replacement), it's just that most markets are calling it the Auris (whereas only Japan called the Runx for the previous generation).

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Sort of like what the Belta is to the Auris in Japan?
That would be a bit confusing...

Belta is Yaris platform. Axio is Corolla Sedan.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:51 PM
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Isnt the Scion Xb and the Toyota bB the same car??? Or would i be right to say the Xb is now bigger then the bB and built off the Corolla platform whereas the bB is off the Yaris platform??? Im abit confused.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:32 PM
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Isnt the Scion Xb and the Toyota bB the same car??? Or would i be right to say the Xb is now bigger then the bB and built off the Corolla platform whereas the bB is off the Yaris platform??? Im abit confused.

Your second guess is correct.. the xB is now much bigger than the bB, and the bB is no longer sold in the US.

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Old 08-05-2007, 10:05 PM
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Could the new Corolla be taking so long to come to the U.S. because there will be a hybrid version? It would compete better with the Civic that way.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:23 PM
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Unlikely. The Corolla competes pretty well against the Civic the way it is (in terms of sales).
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:43 PM
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I don't think Toyota is going to be taking pages from the Honda hybrid playbook any time soon, as the Toyota ones seem more successful.

The real reason why the US Corolla isn't out yet is pretty simple: in the year that was supposed to be the last year of this Corolla (the current 2003-arrived US version), the 2006, the Toyota Corolla actually started gaining in sales, instead of declining. This can be attributed to many things, like higher gas prices, and the then-newly-launched 2006 Honda Civic's seemingly-steeper transaction prices. Add in the facts that Toyota has publicly talked about having engineering shortages and that cars cost less and less the longer you make them, and you can see how from a money standpoint, it made more sense to keep selling the old Corolla for a while longer than role out the new one.

It all boils down to dollars and cents, or dollars and sense, depending on how you look at it.

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Old 08-06-2007, 03:32 AM
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Your second guess is correct.. the xB is now much bigger than the bB, and the bB is no longer sold in the US.

I see... well now this Corolla Lumino makes more sense to be

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Old 08-06-2007, 11:58 PM
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Belta is Yaris platform. Axio is Corolla Sedan.

I meant Blade.

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the Auris IS the Corolla Hatchback

Yes, the Auris is the Corolla hatchback...
Australian Corolla hatchback (Auris).
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:54 AM
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Quote, originally posted by AM2 »

Sort of like what the Blade is to the Auris in Japan?
That would be a bit confusing...

By the way in Australia, the Auris is still called a Corolla...

...and the top trim models are called "Levin".

Another Corolla variant... well, the "lumino" aka Scion xB is based on the new Corolla/Auris/Belta platform anyway.


Modified by AM2 at 3:55 PM 8/7/2007

Yes, like the Blade in Japan. Although I wouldn't mind the Blade coming over here providing it is manual and has a diesel in it.

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Old 09-14-2007, 11:14 AM
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The USDM model is identical to the Euro/Aussie Corolla. On sale date is in the spring of 08 as an 09 model. The design was set a while ago. They are improving the driving dynamics but it will be like a smller camry. They wanted to give Tundra priority and to improve the quality. Plus they wanted better mfg methods. The Matrix is going to target the 3.
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